INNOVATION BLOG

What To Do With New Invention Ideas - Get It Out Of Your Head

 Where Do I Start With My New Invention Idea? Hey community, so I was just percolating on a new idea and the first question I had to myself and I know some of you have is: Where do I start with this idea? Do you ever have that where you've got this thing, you...


Minding The Gap When I Was 14 And Just Starting Out

Part One: Minding The Gap When I Was 14 Being an entrepreneurial mind means constantly coming up to gaps. Places where we don't know what to do or how to do it. When I set out on this entrepreneurial journey when I was 14, I had no idea what I was doing. Do you have...


To Create The Future You Must Let Go Of The Past

I just got back from 3 glorious weeks of vacation and I wanted to say.. Hello...I'm so happy to see you again! For a while there my life consisted of hot sand, the shockingly clear waters of Lake Tahoe and the roar of the boat engine.   Why am I sharing this with you?  ...


Top 5 Lessons Hot Yoga Taught Me About Being An Entrepreneur

 Like many stressed out entrepreneurs, I got hooked on hot yoga. For those of you that have sweat it out in unbearable heat while holding gravity defying poses you know what I mean. It’s addictive. It cleanses the mind and body. But, hot yoga has done much more than tone my abs and sweat out...


Forget what you learned in school, here are the real 5Ps of marketing

In business school you learn the 5Ps of marketing: product, price, promotion, place and people. I remember studying them in an undergrad business course. In theory, that sounds great, but if you come from the school of real-world hard-knocks, like me, then you know full well that those 5Ps are a load of sh**. My...


What the US Army Taught Me About Innovation: Camouflage, Robots and 8,000-Calorie Meals

  Let’s face it, when you think of innovation, the government and in particular the Army don’t come to mind. So you can imagine my surprise when someone from the US Army Research Laboratory called me about coming out to do a keynote speech for women’s history month and spend the day touring the “labs.”...


INC - 8 Ways To Make A Billion Dollar Idea Successful

  There are lots of ideas in the world. In fact, according to various sources including The National Science Foundation and Deepak Chopra, each person has roughly 15,000 to 70,000 individual thoughts each and every day. Among all those thoughts are bound to be some exciting ideas and perhaps a groundbreaking invention or two. But...


What's The Mother of Invention? Necessity or Resources?

I’m always amazed at the ingenuity of the every day person. A few weeks ago I was getting my make up done for a video shoot and the make up artist and I struck up a conversation. Without knowing what I do at The Shuuk she started telling me about a product invention she was...


Innovative thinking is a part of everything you do

I was recently asked to share how I build my database. As you'll read in this article in Speaker Magazine you'll discover that I see it as Bringing People Into My World, not getting people's emails. It's the difference between an engaged community and a large database full of indifferent people. To learn more about...


If it's not broke, fix it anyway

  Remember that old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” That’s not always accurate. Did you know that the Ford F150 has been the best selling truck in the US for more than 30 years? Biggest seller in the biggest marketing. Not broken right? Well, Ford went ahead and fixed it anyway. In...