We realize an innovative idea is only the beginning. The real challenge is transitioning from idea to reality.
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Inspiration, Ideas & Innovation
Thoughts from Tim Fulton, Founder/CEO
Sometimes inspiration and innovation come to us in circuitous ways. Although I don’t necessarily think of myself as innovative — I tend to reserve that term for someone like Sergey Brin or Richard Branson — there are many things that motivate me, whether it’s for small tasks or for the bigger demands which keep me moving ahead to accomplish longer-term goals.
Even though this was my perception, I began to notice something. In conversations, people often responded with comments, such as, “That’s a really great idea!” or “It’s clever. How did you ever come up with that?” “Wow. That’s an innovation you could take to market.”
That’s when I realized it’s simply part of how we do business at Ramper Innovations. We didn’t think what we did every day was especially out of the ordinary, but others did. And, subsequently, it’s one of the reasons we chose the name for our company in its earliest days.
We also realized that an innovative idea was just the beginning. The real challenge was transitioning from idea to reality in a way we could benefit the most people while, at the same time, improving processes. This was followed by producing a practical, affordable model that could be easily adapted to multiple settings.
That’s what we do at Ramper. Because innovation — most especially, practical innovation — is our heartbeat, and it’s how we operate every day. We decided to share some of our most fun, interesting innovative moments with you. These will come from a broad range of settings. We welcome your comments and look forward to hearing your own stories of innovation.