Wednesday, July 15, 2009

How to be an Innovator for life - Ideas from Tom Kelly

As I said in a previous post, I was listening to the podcasts there.

I have read a book called Ten faces of innovation written by Tom Kelly, CEO of IDEO a firm which does design. They designed many products and services, like the improving the in-patient experiences at a hospital etc. They have got more than 1000 patents from 1987. In that book he discusses the methods they use in IDEO for innovation. They are something like six thinking hats and make an interesting read as well as can be applied in our life.

He gave a talk in Stanford. In that, Tom Kelly proposes five ways to be an innovator for life..

1. Think like a traveller
2. Treat life as an experiment
3. Cultivate an attitude of wisdom
4. Use your whole brain
5. Do what you love..

Listen to the complete podcast at stanford ecorner