As we enter the holiday season, it comes time to think about what we are going to give our friends and loved ones. There are a lot of products in the market that are trying to get your attention and your money. Some of them are good and others, well, they may be a waste of your hard earned cash.

Creative, new, or innovative are used as buzz words to get your attention, but it can just be the same product introduced in a familiar way with a little added excitement. When working with innovations and innovators, we sometimes see people trying to develop something new, but often they only end up with a product very similar to the old one.

Take the time to step back and look at what you are doing. Is it really creative, new or innovative, or are you just taking an old idea and putting it in new packaging? If you really get to the core of what you are trying to accomplish and get creative, you will like what you develop, and your innovation will be more than just a flash, but something truly innovative.

Now back to that gift you are looking for. Perhaps you know someone who needs a tie? What about an allegedly new and innovative tie? Take a look at the video below. It could be just what you are looking for, or maybe you need to keep looking.

This blog was originally posted November 24, 2014