Sima Shimansky

Commander in Chief of Innovation

Perhaps no one is more committed to American innovation than the US government is right now. This year’s South by Southwest Conference kicked off with a keynote discussion with President Obama, in which he expanded on the central message of his last…
Sima Shimansky

Sincerely Sima: Finding Time for Innovation

Don’t have time for innovation? This third entry in the “Sincerely Sima” Innovation Q&A series provides some tips for fitting innovation into your schedule, whether you’re an employee participating in an innovation program, a manager who’s leading…
Sara Koff

Uncover That Lost Idea

Idea-generating conversations are happening throughout your organization. Your colleagues are chatting about a great new product offering over coffee or discussing how to increase productivity in an email chain. For most companies, however, the…
Andrew Crimer

Organize to Prioritize Innovation

When an organization decides to invest resources, time, and energy in an innovation program, management is making a calculated bet about their teams' ability to identify and solve problems to grow the business—but there's not always a concrete…
Andrew Crimer

Can Small Teams Run Innovation Programs?

Most discussions about “innovation,” including those here on our blog, focus on one of three kinds of innovation: the abstract notion of creativity-driven progress and improvement, the specific activity by an individual of introducing that progress…