The New Innovation Standard | Driving Eureka! #18

02/21/2019

The feature story this week is about a new innovation standard.  Instead of simply reacting to customer requests - go BEYOND REASONABLE.

The Driving Eureka! Book excerpt lays out the two rules for creating BIG IDEAS in a brainstorming session.

The Brain Brew Whiskey Academy discusses how the Brain Brew Crew goes BEYOND REASONABLE.

3 Ways to Bring Integrity to Your Work | Driving Eureka! #17

02/14/2019

The feature story this week is about 3 ways to make your work more meaningful and joyful.

The Driving Eureka! Book  excerpt discusses Pride of Work. 

The Brain Brew Whiskey Academy discusses Bringing Integrity to Craft Whiskey.

To go DEEPER on any of the articles - listen to the companion DRIVING EUREKA! Podcast.

Enough Already - Lets Commit to Smart not Stupid | Driving Eureka! #16

02/07/2019

The feature story this week is about the challenge of getting adults to embrace never ending learning. 

The book excerpt discusses a method for getting smarter.

The Brain Brew Whiskey Academy tells of how continuous learning is the secret to our success.

To go DEEPER on any of the articles - listen to the companion DRIVING EUREKA! Podcast.

Test the Untestable | Driving Eureka! #15

01/31/2019

Test the Untestable:
3 Principles for Smarter Innovation Decisions

The feature story this week is about how to dramatically improve your innovation decision making by applying 3 simple principles.

The book excerpt discusses how data can help you drive out fear of innovation.

The Brain Brew Whiskey Academy story is about some new learnings on whiskey cocktails because of data from a recent research study.

To go DEEPER on any of the articles - listen to the companion DRIVING EUREKA! Podcast.

It's Time to RESIST the Tyranny of Convenience | Driving Eureka! #14

01/24/2019

It's Time to RESIST
the Tyranny of Convenience

 

The feature story this week is about the challenge of balancing modern conveniences versus old fashioned commitment to digging deep into things that are difficult, challenging and meaningful.

The book excerpt takes you behind the scenes on how we are reinventing how students learn innovation.

The Brain Brew Whiskey Academy story is about how we decided to go deep on custom whiskey.

To go DEEPER on any of the articles - listen to the companion DRIVING EUREKA! Podcast.

It's Time for Everyone to Align | Driving Eureka! #13

01/17/2019

It's Time for Everyone to Align
On a Bigger Mission

The world could use some of founding father Benjamin Franklin’s ability to bring people together. The feature story tells of Franklin bringing peace between the colonies and Great Britain over the Stamp Act.   

The Driving Eureka! Book excerpt lays out a method for bringing divergent groups of people into alignment.

The Brain Brew Whiskey Academy is about the importance of alignment on mission when starting a distillery. The cocktail is appropriately the Dr. Franklin - a unique sensation that brings together the tastes of Franklin, Washington, Jefferson, and Adams.

To go DEEPER on any of the articles - listen to the companion DRIVING EUREKA! Podcast.

THE THINKERS & DOERS MUST WORK TOGETHER | Driving Eureka! #12

01/10/2019

Announcing a New Generation of Newsletter

 This week we announce the release of a companion Podcast to this newsletter.  In the podcast Tripp Babbitt and I hold a conversation about the content of the Driving Eureka! Newsletter.  We go behind the scenes on the feature story and the book excerpt. And, we hold a “master class” in how to create a new company using our new Brain Brew Custom Whisk(e)y Distillery. 

With the expertise and help of Tripp - we’ve recorded podcasts on ALL ISSUES of this Newsletter. To check it out use the links below my signature.

The lead story in today’s Driving Eureka! Newsletter discusses the importance of bringing together the “thinkers & doers.” The book excerpt is about the importance of embracing diversity. The Brain Brew Whiskey Academy gives an example of how we embrace diversity with our craft whiskey company. The cocktail is Boulevard.  It’s an old time cocktail shared by the great Dale Degroff in his cocktail classic, The Craft of the Cocktail.

A REAL WORLD DEMO | Driving Eureka! #11

01/03/2019

 

Happy New Years to Everyone.

 

A REAL WORLD DEMO 

of a Smarter Way to Invent Ideas

The Stimulus Response system we teach in our Innovation Engineering courses has been proven in the real world. Dr. Andy VanGundy validated that it was 5X more effective than classic brain storming or rather “brain draining” as it’s often called. 

For this week’s newsletter I thought it might be interesting to take readers and listeners through the step by step process of Stimulus Response. My objective is creating 3 insights to share as part of the Driving Eureka! Newsletter

A TRUE SECRET of Innovation Success | Driving Eureka! #10

12/20/2018

Everywhere I go people are talking about needing to accelerate their innovation projects. This week my lead article is on the importance of a smart Data Capture system.   Some may think of Data Capture as BORING however as you will learn - it’s a critical tool for accelerating innovation speed. 

The Driving Eureka! Book excerpt is about the need to educate others in your new innovation mindset. 

The Craft cocktail is the Solstice Sling - a genuine original winter cocktail that is both classy and elegant.

How to STOP Innovation Project WASTE | Driving Eureka! #9

12/13/2018

This week the lead article will challenge how you think about project management. It's about how to stop innovation project waste.

The book excerpt lays out why in the faster paced economy we need to increase our innovation speed. 

The craft cocktail is the Sazarac on the of the first in my mind best cocktails ever created.

Doug Hall

The Driving Eureka! Newsletter is a compilation of case studies, new techniques, thought provoking insights, an occasional rant, and excerpts from my books 

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