Invisible Innovation


Innovation and Awareness

The very basic premise is that innovation happens naturally and should not be forced.   Innovation is also very closely tied to awareness and understanding of opportunity.

Author Steven Johnson in his recent book How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World talks about how innovation has impacted our world.  What makes the book interesting is his ability to trace what happened from the discovery aspect of an innovation to the overall impact and innovation outcome(s).“>For example, the story of how air conditioning impacted the election of Ronald Reagan.

Awareness – Invisibility

It isn’t that innovation itself should be invisible but more often than not it is invisible.  It is simply complicated.   In the morning when I get up and have a cup of coffee, my mind doesn’t often wander from the coffee maker to bean production to the farm and the farmer.   I normally am looking for some milk..

The process and sub process, the labor, the ideas and invention that has changed our world that hide in my coffee are mostly invisible but are wonderful, useful and delicious.

Most often the best things we never knew we had are in plain sight.   AWARENESS


In its purest sense, “invention“ can be defined as the creation of a product or introduction of a process for the first time.

Innovation,” on the other hand, occurs if someone improves on or makes a significant contribution to an existing product, process or service.



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KMWorld Presentation Cohen 2014 1988 (Cohenization) Dr. Nathan Cohen, no relation.

A fractal antenna is an antenna that uses a fractal, self-similar design to maximize the length, or increase the perimeter (on inside sections or the outer structure), of material that can receive or transmit electromagnetic radiation within a given total surface area or volume.

Such fractal antennas are also referred to as multilevel and space filling curves, but the key aspect lies in their repetition of a motif over two or more scale sizes,[1] or “iterations”. For this reason, fractal antennas are very compact, are multiband or wideband, and have useful applications in cellular telephone and microwave communications.







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