Ideas for Cash

26 September 08

In celebration of its 10th birthday, Google recently announced a ‘call for ideas to change the world’, called Project 10 to the 100th.

Up to five winning projects will split $10 million in funding, although apparently it’s possible that there’ll be only one winning project if that’s the only good idea.  Google employees and an advisory board of judges will select the top 100 projects and winners, respectively.  This type of project isn’t a new concept at all.  Actually, another “idea submission” project is in process right now. Read the rest of this entry »


Lawyers Can Be Innovative, Too.

18 April 08

futurethink GE Capital Solutions Innovation Challenge

I have had the privilege of being a judge for several innovation competitions. But the one I attended this week was, well, a little different.

When we think of the people who drive innovation within companies, we usually think of new product development teams, research, marketing; the usual suspects. But what about the legal department?

The folks at GE’s Capital Solutions group are embracing innovation because, well, lawyers can be innovative, too. And why not? Read the rest of this entry »