Business opportunities, challenges and obstacles/barriers to TQM

Where did this term/philosophy originate from and who were the pioneers of this movement? What does TQM mean? What are some of the opportunities, challenges and obstacles/barriers to TQM? Identify a firm that practices TQM and describe their approach.

•    What are some of the best practices in building an innovative culture in an organization?
•    How does leadership support or potentially defeat efforts at innovation?
•    What are some of the challenges firms face in trying to innovate outside of their core? (Barriers to innovation?)
•    Explore IDEO’s approaches in more depth (website, other videos/interviews) and share your insights.
•    Why is Pixar so successful at innovation? What’s their approach? (research Brad Bird or Ed Catmull)