About Sarah Miller Caldicott
Sarah Miller Caldicott works with organizations that want to bring innovation practices to the center of their business culture, driving new levels of growth and relevance. She is a highly sought after speaker and content developer on the subjects of innovation and collaboration. Sarah offers consulting services
based on Thomas Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation™ and his Four Phases of True Collaboration™, delivering strategies that apply Edison's brilliance in the digital era. She was named a Top 40 Innovation Blogger for 2012 by the InnovationExcellence.com community, a distinction Sarah also achieved in 2011.
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Sarah Miller Caldicott, CEO
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 500 firms including Quaker Oats/Pepsi and the Helene Curtis subsidiary of Unilever. Working with global teams, Sarah spearheaded major innovation initiatives in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Concerned that America risks losing its innovation edge, Sarah spent three 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 methods. Entitled Innovate Like Edison: The Five Step System for Breakthrough Business Success, Sarah’s book has been translated into 5 languages and is used as an innovation textbook in graduate and undergraduate programs across the US.
An award-winning speaker and innovation process expert, Sarah works with organizations that want to bring innovative thinking to their everyday business practices so they can accelerate growth and create relevance. A selected speaker for the popular TEDx series, themes from Sarah’s TEDx speech were recently captured in her ebook, Inventing the Future: What Would Thomas Edison Be Doing Today? Sarah has also served as past Chairperson of the Edison Awards.
Sarah's newest book, Midnight Lunch: The 4 Phases of Team Collaboration Success, has just been released from Wiley publishing. Midnight Lunch reveals how to develop collaboration as a backbone for innovation success in the digital era.
Sarah's books have been featured in The New York Times, Fortune Small Business, Fast Company, and USA Today. Sarah has also appeared as an innovation expert on PBS television, CNBC the Fox Business Network, and NPR. Sarah advises companies of all sizes on how to build competitive advantage in today's fast-moving business environment. Her clients include Intel, Motorola, Microsoft, John Deere, Emerson, Aon, 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.
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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