UM: Business Guru

Columnist Susan Tompor of the Detroit Free Press writes about Jeff DeGraff, a professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business who has created a TV series for PBS featuring his “Innovation You” concept. From the column: “If you want to re-create your life, you cannot simply hang around people who are not re-creating their lives. A diversity of ideas is essential to innovation. DeGraff’s Innovatrium, which has outlets in Ann Arbor and Atlanta, seeks to build a community of innovation practitioners. Business leaders, faculty members and students come together to collaborate to launch innovative projects. ‘The people who think like you are really not all that helpful,’ he said.” [Source]