"While creativity and structured innovation tools (e.g., TRIZ) are
essential for survival in our networked, global economy, the winners in
future markets will be those who leverage creativity and innovation
through collaboration. Under conditions of "Change Compression,"
elegant solutions can only emerge from designed collaboration.
Collaboration is both a process for and product of design thinking
(what can be). While simplicity is a virtue we must pursue
relentlessly, one paradox is that collaboration allows complexity to be
a benefit and that standards can drive rather than impede innovation." - Dr. Tim Schweizer, 2006
"At least two streams of innovation flow in parallel in today's world:
technological innovation and social innovation. Social innovation is
often overlooked and misunderstood by technology-focused innovators,
but social innovation is an essential partner for sustainable
technological innovation. Social innovation today has taken the form of
collaboration." - Dr. Tim Schweizer, 2006
"The emerging global model for successful innovation is quick iterations (rapid prototyping) followed by reflection of 'lessons learned' after each iteration." - Dr. Tim Schweizer, 2007