LIFT Interview

LIFT Interview

This week’s blog post is an interview with Dan Ward, talking about his new book Lift – Innovation Lessons From Flying Machines That ALMOST Worked and The People Who NEARLY Flew Them. As a special bonus, we’ve got a 14-minute audio version of the...
What Is Innovation?

What Is Innovation?

Innovation is one of those words that gets used more often than it gets defined. And these days, it gets used a whole lot. In fact, it’s probably overused. But despite the popularity of the term (or maybe because of it) we run into a lot of confusion about what the...
Customizing Tools

Customizing Tools

Our previous blog post looked at the Rose, Bud, Thorn canvas, one of the most popular tools in the kit. This week’s post continues on that theme, but with a bit of a twist. A few months back one of our ITK facilitators received an interesting request from a potential...
Rose Bud Thorn

Rose Bud Thorn

The Rose, Bud, Thorn tool is consistently the most downloaded tool in the kit. I have to admit that particular statistic from our website’s analytics always puzzled me a bit. I mean, RBT is a fine little method but it never struck me as particularly special. In...
ITK & F-35

ITK & F-35

This week’s guest post is by Rick Dunham, from MITRE’s Air/Ground Surveillance Program, and it highlights a recent application of the Innovation Toolkit to the F-35 program. On Nov. 5-6, MITRE’s F-35 Lightning II Enterprise Focus team met in Dayton, Ohio,...