Although our group did not get to speak with Dr. Schwartz for this paper, we felt that his previous insights provided enough information for us to address this prompt. Collaborative action was a unique innovation in that it had never been done before, which meant Dr. Schwartz had no model for implementing it. In a … Continue reading Moving Forward & Overcoming Failure
Dr. Schwartz is known for his innovative and creative concept of collaborative action, which unites various businesses to foster idea development and innovation. In our phone call, it became apparent that Dr. Schwartz began assessing this idea by researching what his "customers" were seeking (Byrne, 2009). Along the way, he continued to remind himself of … Continue reading Assessing and Testing Ideas; Cognitive Strategies & Creativity
Dr. Schwartz initiated innovation by catalyzing cooperation in an area where such a practice was nonexistent. Known for his term "collaborative action", Dr. Schwartz began his innovative career simply by bringing people together. While it may sound like a small idea, he capitalized on the fact that an innovation is an innovation no matter how … Continue reading Blueprinting Ideas; Disruptive Innovation & Business Models
In order to gain insight into the innovative world, my group was blessed with the ability to interview Selina Perez, a top brand manager at Proctor & Gamble. Selina has held various positions within the world-renowned company, serving as the Global Innovation Manager for P&G's oral brands before beginning her current position as the North … Continue reading Discovering Opportunities for Innovation; Motivation & Inspiration
It's the current buzzword and the thing to be in every industry. It's what every hiring manager is looking for, and what every CEO wants to be known for. Yet, it's one of the most difficult titles to earn because being innovative is no easy task. It requires persistence, dedication, and creativity. In their work … Continue reading What Is the Innovator’s DNA?
I'll never forget the fire that was burning inside of me when I left a thesis meeting the spring semester of my freshman year. I had decided that a career in medicine was not where my heart lied, and I was going to pursue my passion for nutrition as a registered dietitian. I threw the … Continue reading Purpose Statement
Moving through life's highs and lows with precision, passion, and self-awareness is an ability that many claim to have, yet most actually lack. Humans tend to fall short in certain areas, and rather than refining these qualities, individuals tend to disregard them and focus on what they are good at instead. In their book Habits … Continue reading Habits of Mind Narrative