Commentary: How Shipping Should Develop a Purpose-Driven Decarbonization R&D Center

Splash247, February 24, 2020 – Bell Labs, in the telecom space, is a great example of how an industry can organize to generate revolutionary innovation.  The proposed International Maritime Research and Development Board (IMRB) should imitate the processes and design of Bell Labs as it organizes to tackle decarbonization.  A commentary by Harry Sangree.  Read more.  

Commentary: Revolutionary Transport Innovations Moved Humankind Ahead

FreightWaves, February 18, 2020 – The series of book reviews ends with the conclusion that transport innovation has had a huge impact on our daily lives.  Read the 15 takeaways for seafreight innovation.   A commentary by Harry Sangree.  Read moreOr see the summary in table format.

Commentary: Three Lessons from the Building of the Transcontinental RR

FreightWaves, February 11, 2020 –  The transportation of goods and people was transformed when eastern and western rails were connected in 1869.  Three lessons for seafreight in a commentary by Harry Sangree.  Read more.  

Commentary: Panama Canal Story Shows Success Can Follow Epic Failure

FreightWaves, February 4, 2020 – What "The Path Between the Seas" teaches us about  leadership and the need for a backup plan.  A commentary by Harry Sangree.  Read more.  

Commentary: 'Longitude' Provides Timely Advice on Innovation

FreightWaves, January 28, 2020 –  When the clock is ticking on a seemingly impossible R&D assignment, take a page from the story of John Harrison's determined quest to solve a maritime problem.   A commentary by Harry Sangree.  Read more.  

Commentary: What 'The Wright Brothers' Teaches Us About Cross-Industry Pollination

FreightWaves, January 21, 2020 –  "The Wright Brothers" (by David McCullough) teaches us that breakthrough innovation often needs a process of cross-industry idea-transfer and a well-designed team.  This dynamic can lead to prolific progress.   A commentary by Harry Sangree.  Read more.  

Commentary: What 'The Box' Teaches Us About Revolutionary Change

FreightWaves, January 14, 2020 – "The Box" (by Marc Levinson) teaches us that innovation spans industries – outsiders may be more successful to spot a need for a change; boldness drives change; and standards are vital.   A commentary by Harry Sangree.  Read more.  

Commentary: Open-Field Running on the Surface of the Sea

American Shipper, November 28, 2019 – Sometimes a metaphor is a powerful tool to help in corporate strategy formulation.   A commentary by Harry Sangree.  Read more.  

SeaFreight Innovation Roadmap - Path to a "Better" Future

LinkedIn, April 16, 2019 – An essay on the innovation needs of the seafreight industry.  By Harry Sangree.  Read more.  

How Can We Get "Better" SeaFreight Innovation?

LinkedIn, April 10, 2019 – Initial set of articles that led to the launch of SeaFreight Labs.  This link connects to a compilation of four articles:  1) What is 'Better' Innovation?; 2) How Can a Company Encourage Innovation?; 3) How Do Companies Discourage Innovation?; and, 4) Case Study in Innovation / Applying it to SeaFreight.  By Harry Sangree.  Read more.  

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