Articles on Innovation

Our thoughts on innovation, creativity and the Voice of the Customer.

Ed Harrington

Ed Harrington is CEO and Innovation Process Facilitator at Ideas To Go, an innovation agency that works with Fortune 500 companies to incorporate the voice of the consumer in ideation and concept development. He co-authored the book, "Outsmart Your Instincts: How the Behavioral Innovation Approach Drives Your Company Forward."

A Suitcase Without Wheels: A Lesson in Availability Bias
A Suitcase Without Wheels: A Lesson in Availability Bias
Our 8-year-old nephew was visiting us and spotted a wonderful old suitcase from the 1950s.  “What’s that?" he asked.  “That’s a suitcase, Hank.” Hank’s face adopted a very quizzical expression. ...
Uber Stupor: Confirmation Bias Goes For A Ride
Uber Stupor: Confirmation Bias Goes For A Ride
UBER STUPOR I recently learned of the phenomenon of people getting into someone's car assuming it is their Uber ride. As the driver and totally private citizen sits there, someone grabs the door ...
Bypass the Brain's Default Mode to Improve Innovation
Bypass the Brain's Default Mode to Improve Innovation
Every business relies on cutting-edge ideas to stay ahead of the competition. Success hinges on maximizing the efforts needed to take a product from idea to development to launch. An important ...
What Cognitive Bias is Ruining Your Valentine's Day?
What Cognitive Bias is Ruining Your Valentine's Day?
Cognitive Biases are the collection of mental shortcuts that have evolved over time, shaping our view of the world. They were once a useful tool to keep us safe from threats (like hungry tigers) and ...
Three Practical Ways to Turn Naysayers into Innovators
Three Practical Ways to Turn Naysayers into Innovators
Innovation Excellence recently featured my article on Negativity Bias, and the best ways to overcome it. Read the entire article on their website, and enjoy an excerpt below.   Three Practical Ways ...
How Did Forness® Thinking Come To Be?
How Did Forness® Thinking Come To Be?
November, 2016 Newsletter During the summer of 2016, Ideas To Go CEO Ed Harrington sat down with Ideas To Go Creator Fred Meyer—along with Fred's daughter, Kim Greene. They spoke about how Fred got ...