An Open Letter to IMS CEO Mark Miles

Jun 11

“He (IMS CEO Mark Miles) sent an email to every company employee asking for recommendations” Curt Cavin for the Indianapolis Star   Mr. Miles, Admittedly, I am not an employee of Hulman & Co.  I am simply a lifelong fan of the Indianapolis 500 and just happen to be sitting on an “idea list” for the Speedway that has been building in my Evernote...

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We Are All Innovative

Jan 10

We are all innovative; capable of connecting and creating the ideas that drive people, businesses, organizations and society forward.  Allow me to lay out a quick argument for this reasoning: Innovation = Creativity MentorEdge’s Ravi Kikan recently asked the LinkedIn Future Trends group, “How do you define innovation in one word?”  To date, over...

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Take Value in the Unexpected

Nov 09

I love the little takeaway nuggets that make an investment worth it.  This could be the price I paid for a conference, the time I took to read a book, or the decision to spend $10 on a couple of FOUND  Magazine issues the other night at Big Car’s Service Center. FOUND Magazine’s founder, Davy Rothbart, was at Service Center earlier this week to share...

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Day of Innovation: Effective Innovation

Oct 25

Centric Indy and Indiana Innovation Awards co-hosted the first annual Day of Innovation on October 17.  The event was hosted at Conner Prairie interactive history park in Fishers, IN. One of the afternoon workshops was a panel discussion led by Insight2′s Jerry McColgin on the topic of Effective Innovation.  Panel members included: Bob Rodenbeck –...

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Day of Innovation: The Importance of Vision

Oct 25

Centric Indy and Indiana Innovation Awards co-hosted the first annual Day of Innovation on October 17.  The event was hosted at Conner Prairie interactive history park in Fishers, IN.  Ellen Rosenthal, Conner Prairie’s CEO, was one of the featured speakers and discussed the Importance of Vision to the innovation process. “Everyone that walks through the...

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