Posts tagged innovation
NC State College of Management Features Trig Innovation Story

We’re honored that Sam Harris and the communications team at North Carolina State’s Poole College of Management recognized Trig Innovation and its founder, Ty Hagler (Jenkins MBA class of 2011), with a recent feature story on the college website.

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The Medical Device Tax: Explore the Alternatives

We recently published some thoughts on the coming medical device excise tax housed in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The excise tax in question, a 2.3 percent levy on medical devices geared at hospitals, rehab clinics, and other medical practices, would generate $20 billion in revenue in the coming 10 years in support of a variety of efforts to deliver basic, affordable care to almost all Americans.

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Back to School—Playing Out Effective Ideation at NC State

Earlier this month, I had an opportunity to go back to school—no, not like Rodney Dangerfield in the 80s, but back at the invitation of one of my favorite professors, N.C. State’s Dr. Jon Bohlmann, as he brings a fresh perspective to the Creativity in Management course by anchoring it in the principles of Design Thinking.

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Defining Innovation

What is innovation? Perhaps just as importantly, what isn’t innovation?  As an innovation consultant, I’ve heard several limiting definitions, particularly in the product development space.  But for me, it’s a pretty expansive term.

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The Growth Mindset: Athletics Meets Innovation

Trig® Innovation has been privileged to have an elite athlete, Morgan House, as part of our team for several years now.  Morgan has an impressive record of national and international racing accomplishments in the sport of flatwater kayaking. 

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Innovation in Medical Devices versus Consumer Products

When building practice specialty areas in product design and development, one must take into consideration that different industries require appropriate tailoring of innovation management skill sets.  A case in point is the difference in innovation management approaches when considering the medical device market in relation to consumer products.

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Inspiration: Jamie Oliver’s Battle for Cultural Innovation

I recently found myself hooked on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, now in its second season on ABC.  The noted British chef is renewing his crusade, initiated last season in a town of 50,000 people in Huntington, West Virginia, to challenge our notions about the food we Americans eat and, more importantly, how we feed our children.

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Inspiration at Work—A Trig Innovation Core Value

Please don’t hate us because we love our work. It’s okay; we’ve paid our dues and worked in some pretty gut wrenching jobs where our efforts were disconnected with our interests, wishing we were doing . . . well, what we do today!

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