Category Archives: Innovation

Reinventing: The Yule Log

It’s Christmas time, and that means many things.  But one of the things it means is that Yule Log will make an appearance. I’m not talking about an actual piece of wood that’s put into the fireplace (we have a … Continue reading

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Why I get up at 5 AM

Before I switched jobs, I had trouble sleeping.  Constant stress kept me from having a good night’s sleep.  I’d usually wake up around 5, putter around on the computer, and then head to work around 7:30 or so.  On some … Continue reading

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Simple Pricebook

I just got done with the latest app. Amie had requested something like this a while ago, but I thought there was something in Google Play that would do what she wanted. Finally, we sat down and looked and just … Continue reading

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Reinventing: The Kitchen Sink

When trying to get people to think about creative ideas, the kitchen is another great place to brainstorm about.  This is because the kitchen has a lot of unique items that aren’t in other rooms.  The “Kitchen of the Future” … Continue reading

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Reinventing: The Car

The car is one of those things that many inventions have been thought about. Some are implemented as features you can buy, others are just prototypes, and some are still ideas on the back of a napkin. I’m not claiming … Continue reading

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Reinventing: The Elevator

In my previous articles on reinventing the alarm clock and Christmas tree, those were items that were a little bit different.  The were personal items.  They were meant to serve solely you (or your family).  But now we come to … Continue reading

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Screen Blocker App

Amie’s phone is slightly broken.  The proximity sensor hasn’t been working.  Perhaps it was when she put it in the washer.  So what does the proximity sensor do? It’s the thing that turns off the screen when the phone is … Continue reading

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Reinventing: The Alarm Clock

When I talk about innovation to people, I will frequently use an alarm clock as an example.  One reason is that everyone is familiar with them.  Another reason is that they are so simplistic, most people can think of improvements … Continue reading

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Innovation now

I’ve always been innovative.  Until I worked at IBM, I called it “creativity”.  As the previous blog post points out, I was thinking of things at a young age. At IBM, I was very heavily involved in the patent process.  … Continue reading

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Bryan’s Elementary Writing Folder- Bryan’s Early Inventing Years

This writing exercise had no title and was shorter than usual, but I think that it is one of the more clear links from young Bryan to old Bryan. The desire for efficiency and the ingenuity have not faded over … Continue reading

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