This is a recurring segment that explores the common characteristics that we have observed in successful innovators.
Formal Innovation Technique Training:
Research shows that formal training is a predictor of entrepreneurial/innovator success. People that can infuse purpose-driven playful and imaginative activities combined with the rigor of a proven technique will succeed more than just a creative individual. It is important to incorporate an organized data/idea management system, a decision support process, and a process for actionable next steps in order to take a beginning idea all the way to fully realized business, product or service.