As a child, I was taught to take risks and color outside the lines. Later, I discovered a love of organizations, particularly visionary companies, and what makes them successful. Creativity, innovation and bringing products to market are not linear processes. It’s messy, complex, exhilarating, frustrating—and it can be done successfully when everything falls into place.

Laura B. Cardinal, Ph.D., SmartState® Endowed Chair + Director, Center for Innovation + Commercialization

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Pollination, Creation and Innovation

Darla Moore School of Business professor Laura B. Cardinal is a skilled gardener, but she doesn’t spend her days digging in the dirt. Instead, Cardinal cultivates skilled business leaders prized… (continued)