I came upon an article about a firm specializing in innovation for large companies which offered a diagnostic for innovation. Future Think offers this to anyone – though it is a bit daunting that when I put in the number of employees for the lowest category, I was deficient by 499. It is fun to pretend that one is talking about others, when one is really talking about one’s self. At any rate my scores were as follows out of a possible 5: Strategy: 3.5; Ideas 5.0; Process 2.5; Climate 2.5. The one that surprised me the most was the last. I probably need to get out more! Returning from a recent conference in Newfoundland confirmed the value of meeting new people and exchanging ideas.