When it comes to innovation, HP Inc. is no laggard. And according to President and CEO Dion Weisler, it was a high school intern that prompted his team to create the company's new blockbuster printing device, the HP Sprocket.
It started after a presentation HP's interns deliver to company executives, when Weisler asked the 14- and 15-year-olds if they print. Three of them said they did not — they had no need for it.
"I said, 'Well, hang on a second, what about putting a photo on your wall?'" the CEO told "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer on Wednesday. "And with perfect innocence, this kid said to me, 'What, stick my phone on the wall?' And it was kind of at that point that we said, 'We've got to make print relevant. Emergency meeting, everybody. How are we going to do that?' and that's when the idea of the Sprocket came up."
Now the $129 device, which allows users to print photos directly from their smartphones, is on fire, perpetually out of stock at retailers like Amazon.
Watch the full interview here: