What is Innovation?

Innovation is inspired creativity :: Beth McDaniel

Episode Summary

In this episode of "What is Innovation," Beth McDaniel, President and Chief of Administration at Reactive Surfaces, discusses the role of creativity in innovation and how to get consumers to demand innovative products. Beth shares her insights on thinking outside the box and developing new and improved products and services. She also talks about the importance of communicating the benefits of innovation to consumers so that they are more likely to demand it. This episode is a must-listen for anyone wanting to learn more about driving innovation in their business.

Episode Notes

Beth McDaniel, President and Chief of Administration at Reactive Surfaces, discusses the role of creativity in innovation and how to get consumers to demand innovative products.

More about our guest:

Beth McDaniel received her BBA in finance from the University of Texas in 1988, and JD in law from South Texas College of Law in 1996. She has been with Reactive Surfaces since 2006, both as a director/advisor and officer of the company. Beth has 25 years of business experience and 17 years of legal experience with an emphasis on contracts, licensing and business operations. Mrs. McDaniel serves as President and Chief of Administration for Reactive Surfaces, an innovation company in the paint and coatings industry.

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Episode Guide:

1:17 - What is innovation?

1:43 - Innovation shaped by career

3:27 - Breaking down creativity

6:35 - Bringing Innovation to the market: B2B and B2B2C

7:56 - Innovating for demand and urgency: Carbon Capture Coatings

11:40 - Reaching for ROI

14:37 - Protecting patents and trade secrets

18:40 - Working on reactive surfaces

22:50 - What is carbon capture coatings?

30:01 - Advice for innovators
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