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60 Plus Innovation Tools for Today's Innovator

60 Plus Innovation Tools for Today's Innovator | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Almost everyone wants to be known as innovative, to be an innovator. Companies and individuals seek to demonstrate that they are capable of “out of the box” thinking, as the saying goes. 


I have recently worked on some projects around innovation for companies like Verizon and Qualcomm and it got me to thinking – what about innovation tools to help my fellow small business owners to brainstorm, to create new products, to get rid of the innovation cramp and get the ideas flowing?

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