There’s no magic bullet, but having the right tools and methodology helps a lot. I have written before about the IDEA3 methodology developed by the MIT M+Vision consortium and how it helps make everything more efficient. But finally we have the video explaining it.
In the movie I talk about creating agents of change, something I know all about from personal experience. Being a part of the sessions that inducted new cohorts of fellows into the program made me realise that rather than trying to shoehorn nanotechnology into everything, forgetting about the technology and expending energy on identifying, validating and communicating an unmet need meant that finding the right technology was a simple matter.
A form of Mindfulness for Innovators and Entrepreneurs perhaps?