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WIPP National Partner Karen Maples Launches Blog on Fresh Thinking & Innovation

Tuesday, April 12, 2011  
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Contact: Mary Schnack



Arlington, VA (April 12, 2011) -- Karen Maples, Founder and President of Myutiq, LLC in Arlington, VA, which brings visionary thinking and a well defined innovation strategy process to clients looking to reignite growth, has created a blog which will explore innovation in new ways with fresh thinking and fresh ideas, a fundamental requirement for innovation to occur.

Maples said, "Not enough Americans are paying attention to the dangers of lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to innovation. A study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation on Global Innovation and Competitiveness found that the United States came in 40th – "dead last” – in the countries and regions studied in terms of progress in developing innovation-based economies.”

Events like the recession, the earthquake in Japan and the recent threat of a federal government shutdown make it clear that there is a lot of work to do in leveraging innovation to help companies grow and prosper during increasingly turbulent times, adds Maples.

Maples' blog will be a thought-leader for business owners, company executives, policy makers and others to make innovation a more integral part of their work and ultimately, society and the US economy.

With more than 20 years of experience working for and consulting for Fortune 500 companies, Maples knows first hand the strategy and management practices that drive growth. She brings that knowledge and expertise to smaller, privately held firms.

"We help our clients think about their business in an entirely new way,” said Maples, who is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on innovation in business. "The result is new initiatives that drive growth and sustainable differentiation.”

To read or comment on the blog, go to For more information please go to, or contact Maples at 703-521-1233 or

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