I enjoyed reading Tom Yager's article titled, "Innovate, or Take a Walk."

If I were interviewing prospective IT staff now, my make-or-break question would be: Give me one patentable idea that youve dreamed up in the past six months. It wouldnt have to make sense or be related to my business. If we could bat that idea back and forth excitedly and finally have to stop because it was getting late, that candidates resume would have a spot at the top of the pile.