About Sarah Miller Caldicott
For the third consecutive year, Sarah Miller Caldicott was named a Top 50 Innovation Twitter Sharer for 2014 by InnovationExcellence.com, a respected online innovation community. In 2014, Sarah was also recognized as a Top 40 Innovation Blogger by Innovation Excellence - the third time in the past four yeas she has received this honor.
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A great grandniece of Thomas Edison, Sarah Miller Caldicott has been engaged in creativity and innovation throughout her life. Inspired by a family lineage of inventors dating back five generations, Sarah spent the first 15 years of her 25-year career as an executive with Global 100 firms, including Quaker Oats/Pepsi and the Helene Curtis subsidiary of Unilever. As a leader of global innovation teams, Sarah spearheaded major innovation initiatives in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Concerned that America risks losing its global innovation edge, Sarah spent 3 years researching Edison’s innovation methods with experts at Rutgers University. She co-authored the first book ever written on the subject of Thomas Edison’s world-changing innovation process, entitled Innovate Like Edison: The Five Step System for Breakthrough Business Success (Penguin; with Michael Gelb). Sarah’s book has been translated into 5 languages and is used as an innovation textbook in colleges and universities across the US.
Sarah's newest book, Midnight Lunch: The 4 Phases of Team Collaboration Success, from Thomas Edison's Lab (Wiley) brings Edison's collaboration approach into the digital era. Midnight Lunch has been featured in Fast Company magazine, and offers today's leaders compelling live and virtual tools for driving innovation through collaboration. Sarah has also established numerous Midnight Lunch™ Lab facilities across the country, enabling executives from different parts of an organization to roll up their sleeves and collaborate at a high level.
An innovation process expert, Sarah works with organizations that want to build deep innovation capability in their teams and leaders, accelerating growth. Sarah has been featured in The New York Times, Fortune, and USA Today. She has also appeared as an innovation expert on PBS, CNBC, and NPR, and writes a popular blog on innovation for Forbes.com.
Sarah is President of her own Chicago-based consultancy, The Power Patterns of Innovation, offering expert guidance on how to build innovation capability in organizations of all sizes. Her clients include Intel, Cisco, Microsoft, John Deere, Emerson, L'Oreal, and the Mayo Clinic among many others.
Sarah received a BA from Wellesley College, where she was named a Wellesley College Scholar. She also holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She is the proud mother of 4 boys.
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Read Edison's Notebook for Sarah's latest blog posts on innovation and collaboration.
Check out reviews of Midnight Lunch from these respected bloggers:
Kaihan Krippendorff of Fast Company
Verne Harnish of Fortune.com
Jack Covert of 800CEOread
Julie Anixter, co-founder of the Innovation Excellence comm'y
The Brightidea innovation community
Forbes blogger John Nosta
Culture scout Patricia Martin