1. Gaynor, G.H.  “From idea to innovation,”
IEEE Engineering Management Review vol. 40, no. 4 (December 2012): p. 5-6.

Innovation begins with an idea. When was the last time you proposed an idea? Did you follow up and do the necessary up-front work to convince others the value of your idea? Did you develop that visual prototype? Or, did the idea die, because it was rejected and you chose not to pursue it. This article gives you practical tips on transforming your ideas into innovation.

IEEE Engineering Management Review is available electronically at

2. “Thomson Reuters names the world’s top 100 most innovative organizations for 2012,”
PR Newswire (published online December 4, 2012)

Innovation is the cornerstone of economic growth and success, for both the companies that innovate and the countries that encourage it. The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters provided its 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list, honoring 100 corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics. The full report is available at

PR Newswire is available electronically at


Book coverReverse innovation : create far from home, win everywhere
(HD62.4 .G683 2012)

Innovation is no longer the exclusive domain of the Silicon Valley elite. This book will open your eyes to the fact that the dynamics of global innovation are changing. The gap between rich nations and emerging economies is closing. No longer will innovations travel the globe in only one direction, from developed to developing nations. They will also flow in reverse. The authors explain where, when, and why reverse innovation is on the rise and why the implications are so profound. Stories of leading companies (including Logitech, P&G, Deere & Company, GE, and PepsiCo) are provided to illustrate how to make innovation in emerging markets happen and how such innovations can unlock a world of opportunities for multinationals.


Web Inventor: Tim Berners-Lee (Born London, England, 8 June 1955)

Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 while working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP, and HTML were refined as the Web technology spread.

Berners-Lee is the 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) at MIT. He is also a Professor in the Electronics and Computer Science Department (ECS) at the University of Southampton in the UK, a Director of the World Wide Web Foundation, and the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He has promoted open government data globally, is a member of the UK’s Transparency Board, and president of London’s Open Data Institute.

Berners-Lee is the author of “Weaving the Web” (TK5105.888 .B48 1999) and many other publications. One of his talks titled “The next Web of open, linked data” is available on

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