Yesterday morning I attended an Innovation Forum in Boston. It was hosted by the Boston Chamber of Commerce and attended by over 200 people. The guest speaker for the event was L. Rafael Reif, President of MIT. He discussed ways in which different entities (universities, government, businesses) are collaborating in order to support our innovation ecosystem. One example he discussed was digital learning offered by Harvard and MIT, an example of “disruptive” innovation. Why disruptive? It changed the rules that college level classes must be paid for and take place in the classroom. Similarly, we must think outside the box when considering innovative product ideas for our clients.