Innovators wanted: get interviewed in a book

I’ve done nearly 20 interviews so far for my next book, and I need more. To quicken the pace I’m being innovative and going digital.

Call for all innovators

If you have a good story of innovation, or have thoughts on how innovation happens, I want to hear from you.

What do you get:

  • Opportunity to contribute to a book about how good ideas come to be
  • A thought exercise in what innovation means, as my unusual and well honed questions will make you think
  • Chance to win a $150 amazon gift certificate, and possibly other prizes
  • Recognition on great work you or your organization have done that others don’t know about

The survey is a scant 15 questions long, and should take less than 10 minutes. If you give high quality answers, odds are high I’ll want to chat with you 1-on-1 over e-mail or phone, and may use your material in the book.

Get interviewed on innovation now!

Deadline Friday 8/18 (Drawing held end of day).

If you want background on the project, look here.

5 Responses to “Innovators wanted: get interviewed in a book”

  1. EJ Ellis

    U zig, I zag… Refuse to imitate. Innovate by exploring the polar extreme of current thinking or practice. Great success often lies in the one extra step, that next iteration, the place of abandonment where others chose to give up pursuing the possibility of a breakthough, a discovery, a success.

    In 1989, fresh from grad school working in Strategy and Business Development, I was eager to find a way to add creative value for the Fortune 500 company for whom I worked.

    I proposed a company-wide global information-sharing network to my boss. Here’s why:

    The company had business research and information centers all over the US and in other countries. As a leader in our industry, we strived continually to innovate our product offerings and delivery systems. Countless dollars were spent over and over by unnetworked divisions for similar batches of information, research and demographic data. This information was maintained in divisional libraries and research centers scattered worldwide.

    My proposal: gather the librarians, the information gatekeepers, the research center heads together to (1) discuss their information holdings, and (2) brainstorm how to network our holdings via electronic bulletin boards. In 1989 this was virtually uncharted territory.

    I received the approval to begin the project. In 1989, we started InfoNet. In 1989, before internet, there was InfoNet. Was it successful? For more on this innovative project, contact me.



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