The first thing that came to my mind when I read about 3M was Scotch tapes and Scotch Brite, things that you canâ€™t think about as innovation but they are as genius an invention as a light bulb or AI. These names make you think, no innovation is small, if it finds the correct market and right marketing.
One more interesting thing is that in 1974, 3M scientist Art Fry came up with a thought if he could apply an adhesive to the back of a piece of paper, he could create the perfect bookmark, one that kept place for his church hymnal. He called it the Post-It Note. Wow!
What makes it more awe inspiring is the fact that the organization was ready to back up such innovations, which if seen as something new may not be of much importance, but what you see when you wear the entrepreneurâ€™s hat: Itâ€™s a product that is simple to use, easy to develop, fast to manufacture, and can be a household item.
Thursday, December 28, 2017