Tag: Innovation

  • Don’t Take This Idaho Agriculture Startup For Granite

    Don’t Take This Idaho Agriculture Startup For Granite

    By Sharon Fisher | August 30, 2022 Any farmer knows that the bane of their existence is rock-picking. And no matter how many rocks you pick, there’s always more.  Where they come from is one of those eternal mysteries, but an Idaho startup, TerraClear Inc., is working to solve the problem. We interviewed Trevor Thompson, president of TerraClear, via email. Questions and answers have been edited for clarity. How did the company come into being? Brent Frei originally had the idea for TerraClear, while picking rocks by hand on his family farm in Grangeville. Having previously founded two companies that

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  • Developing a Healthy Culture of Innovation at St. Luke’s

    Developing a Healthy Culture of Innovation at St. Luke’s

    By Sharon Fisher | August 24, 2022 As observers such as Clayton Christensen have noted, it’s tough for big organizations to maintain a culture of innovation. St. Luke’s Health System wants to change that. The nonprofit health organization is setting up an internal organization that is intended to help it look at problems with more of an innovation mindset. For now, the organization is being known as the Innovation Center of Excellence. “We have dreams of a cooler name,” laughed Molly Zimmer, the product manager leading the Innovation Center. What is the Innovation Center of Excellence? The name derives from

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