Monthly Archives: July 2011

New Book Celebrates Creativity in Business and Marks 10th Anniversary of Creative Business Ideas®

NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — We are in an exciting age in business—one powered not just by new technologies but by ideas. In this new era, a single brilliant idea has the capacity to create industry giants and build entirely new categories. Google, Dyson, eBay, Apple, Facebook, and others offer ample evidence of the nearly

For ‘Creativity,’ Just Add ‘Crowd’

By Lena Groeger     Everyone loves the crowd these days. The collective mind, proponents say, can do everything from mapping crime to funding wacky art projects to solving the world’s toughest mathematical conundrums. But even those who tout the wisdom of crowds for tasks that can be broken up into pieces, or for problems that have one right answer, might doubt those

Oklahoma Entrepreneurs Start Nonprofit to Spark Web-based Tech Innovation

by Lindsey Miller  In concert with recognitions that Oklahoma is receiving as the best place in America to start and operate a business, the founders of two Oklahoma technology-based companies whose roots are deeply planted in Oklahoma soil will launch their own non-profit foundation in Oklahoma as a way to give back and help prepare and

Five Discovery Skills that Distinguish Great Innovators

In their new book, The Innovator’s DNA, authors Jeff Dyer, Hal Gergersen, and Clayton M. Christensen build on the idea of disruptive innovation to explain how and why the Steve Jobses and Jeff Bezoses of the world are so successful. This excerpt from Chapter One summarizes the five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from run-of-the-mill managers. What

Coding for creativity: Oklahoma businesses catch the QR trend

By April Wilkerson April is a reporter in Oklahoma City. Contact her at 278-2849 / OKLAHOMA CITY – In today’s smartphone-wielding world, marketers and retailers are increasingly turning to QR codes to inform or intrigue their audiences. Oklahoma is gaining traction with the trend. QR, or quick response codes, are square bar codes that look like

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