Nottingham Spirk Blog

    Remote or In-Office: Does One Promote More Innovation Than the Other?

    The New York Times asked if chance meetings at the office boost innovation? Even going as far to suggest that the office stifles innovation.

    John Nottingham at Innovation Intersection

    John Nottingham discusses the need for innovation at MidTown Cleveland, Inc. and Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor’s Innovation Intersection series.

    Measure Your Innovation Capability

    When it comes to awareness of innovation capabilities and gaps, you need hard numbers. Nottingham Spirk is a practitioner of the Innovation 360 InnoSurvey.

    John Nottingham at TEDxAsburyPark

    Listen to John Nottingham's TEDxAsburyPark talk on "Getting to Wow" and learn more about Nottingham Spirk's track record of success.

    Innovation is an "Infinite Game"

    Smart companies understand that business competition is an "inifinite game" and the objective is to keep playing as long as possible.

    Five scenarios suggesting you need a new category strategy

    Nottingham Spirk's PathFinder white space analysis program can help companies identify a new category strategy for innovation and growth.

    NS Biomedical Engineers: “It’s About Making People’s Lives Better”

    This month we are featuring our Biomedical Engineering Team and their thoughts about Nottingham Spirk's approach to medical device design.

    A little empathy goes a long way–and trust goes even farther

    At Nottingham Spirk we understand that innovation requires risk, so our workplace culture cultivates empathy and trust to encourage creativity.

    The Business of Play: Bill Nottingham and Brent Bushnell

    Brent Bushnell recently joined Bill Nottingham for a discussion about the "business of play" on the Innovation Navigation podcast.

    Your Not-To-Do List: More phrases that stifle innovation

    Nottingham Spirk weighs in on seemingly innocent phrases we hear from partner-clients that dismiss new ideas and stifle their ability to innovate.

    Close the Innovation Gap: Strategic Alignment vs. “random acts of innovation"

    A recent report from PwC gave us a fresh perspective on our own experience with client partners and how they often struggle with innovation.

    Let's Change the World

    In this Smart Business article, learn about some innovation strategies that resulted in some of Nottingham Spirk's "world's first innovations."

    Leadership By Design: Views from the Montgomery Summit

    NS participated in the annual Montgomery Summit, and came away with some fresh insights about leadership for innovation and design.

    New Year: Resolve to Innovate More in 2017

    In the new year, companies can resolve to innovate, break old habits and be more productive. Here are our top suggestions to maximize innovation potential.

    Lessons Learned: Disruptive Product & Business Innovation Go Hand in Hand

    Learn how to overcome the obstacles in getting disruptive product innovation to market using business innovation.

    The Business of Play: Bill Nottingham and Brent Bushnell

    Brent Bushnell recently joined Bill Nottingham for a discussion about the "business of play" on the Innovation Navigation podcast.

    Troy-Bilt FLEX Wins Edison Awards Gold

    The Troy-Bilt FLEX was a 2016 Edison Awards Gold winner. FLEX is the result of a business innovation partnership with MTD Products.

    For Product Disruption, Try Disciplined Style of Out-There Thinking

    John Nottingham discusses Nottingham Spirk's product development strategies and innovations for disrupting the market with game-changers like SpinBrush.

    What does customer service have to do with innovation? Everything.

    We are business innovation evangelists, but balance is necessary. No organization should let the pursuit of new ideas blind it to customer service.

    Successful Partnerships Get Innovations to Market

    To position a brand as innovative, we’re always thinking ahead in order to get innovations to market

    John Spirk: We Have to See the Invisible and do the Impossible

    John Spirk took the stage at the Reinventing America Summit, Forbes' inaugural event designed to bring together leaders of the next industrial revolution

    Sales Growth Driven by Innovation

    Scotts credits their new Snap fertilizer system – developed by Nottingham Spirk – with helping to drive a 14% increase in consumer spreader purchases plus higher than anticipated fertilizer purchases.

    Revolutionary Lawn Spreader

    One of our business inventions is now available at national retail stores. The Scotts Snap™ System is a combination self-sealing cartridge and revolutionary spreader.