Year: 2015

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The Christmas List at The Innovation Garage®

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My son and co-founder Aaron (age 13) handed me his ideal gift list for 2015! He said, “Dad, if our mission is to Make Things. Make Things Better. Teach Others. This is what I need to make it happen!”   Some of the items seems to fit our least the first two or three…
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Lead From The Front. Give Hope to Your Team.

In our last post, we shared how it’s the repetition that matters for innovation success. It’s the reps that count. Train on the basics, work on your repetitions. When you think about this strategically, it looks like this. These are the five basic steps we advocate to help leaders figure out where to go next…
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Innovation is a Game of Repetition

There are two things we are big fans of at The Innovation Garage. The first, is educating companies on how to Innovate and Grow. The second, baseball. Baseball is a way of life here. Both of my son’s are all in. So, by their passion for the game, my wife and I must be all in too. Nothing…
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Meet The Innovation Garage Advisory Board

We are pleased to announce the advisory board members of The Innovation Garage! We are thrilled, honored and humbled to have them help us learn, grow, get smarter AND be available to assist in delivering further value to our clients. Their backgrounds and total experience (over 125+ years) are global and to say the least, diverse.…
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Start Up 101: Basics for Any Founder, New Business or Company Team

Join The Innovation Garage at Maker Faire at The Henry Ford in Detroit, this Saturday July 25th 2015 for our StartUp 101 Workshop. We’re excited to be spending some time with the Maker Faire community and The Henry Ford attendees by sharing what we’ve learned to help set your early stage startup on a path to success. Having spent…
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Changing Times Offer New Opportunities

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Thanks to Paul Teague from Procurement Leaders for reaching out to The Innovation Garage to share what we are learning on best practice collaboration!  To catch Paul’s original post click HERE When folk singer Bob Dylan wrote the lyrics to his iconic song, “The Times They Are A-Changin,” in 1963, it’s a safe bet he wasn’t thinking of…
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Drive Out Fear and Increase Your Profit Growth by 1200%

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie Fear is everywhere.  Every company we visit. Every Non Profit. Every School. Every Classroom. Every Education session. Big Company. Small Company. Publicly traded. Mid…
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The Ultimate Collaboration, Innovation and Revenue Growth Engine

In todays global multinational corporations, Procurement is viewed as focused only on cost. If Procurement saves money, they are doing what they are supposed to do. That’s a great mindset. If it was still 1995. Let’s challenge the assumption. Let’s think differently. What if Procurement becomes the innovation engine for the Global Organization? How? Migrate away…
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The Innovation Garage and Ideas on Procurement

Special Thanks to our friend Susan Avery at for the great interview and article! The Innovation Garage and Ideas on Procurement By Susan Avery February 18, 2015 at 1:07 PM Our Contributing Editor Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi caught up recently with Craig Demarest of R.J. Reynolds to talk about ISM-Carolinas Virginia and its spring conference…
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