Yearly Archives: 2022

30 12, 2022

Next year, keep your eyes and mind open

By |2022-12-30T14:44:42+01:00December 30th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

I was walking through the forest with my sleeping son, day dreaming, when something stopped me.I was not sure what the feeling was, but it felt out of place and surprising.I looked back, and noticed someone had left a random piece of carrot on a branch.Then as I looked closer, I noticed two more blueberries [...]

23 12, 2022

Happy Holidays from Nick Skillicorn and Improvides

By |2022-12-23T19:13:47+01:00December 23rd, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Hi everyone, With the end of the year and Christmas nearly here, I just wanted to say a big thank you being being part of my community. I am so happy you are here and look forward to providing even more value to you and your teams in 2023. 2022 has been a hell of [...]

13 12, 2022

Top 5: How to plan your 2023 innovation activities and events for maximum success

By |2022-12-13T20:26:15+01:00December 13th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

Hi there, With 2022 almost behind us, a lot of companies and teams are planning their next steps for 2023. This is especially true for venture and innovation teams, who let's face it, many of whom had a very tough 2022. With the global economy stalling and fear of an upcoming recession, many companies have [...]

9 12, 2022

Can meditation help or hurt your creativity?

By |2022-12-09T21:09:31+01:00December 9th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

In today's world, there are so many things which are constantly distracting us. And we know that being distracted can be detrimental to our creativity. As a result, many people are trying to build up their internal ability to ignore distractions and be able to focus better in order to live a happier life. One [...]

6 12, 2022

Having an argument with Artificial Intelligence

By |2022-12-06T21:21:04+01:00December 6th, 2022|Curiosity|0 Comments

You may have seen news of people talking about the new artificial intelligence chatbot from OpenAI, called ChatGPT. Put simply, this is a way you can ask questions to OpenAI's huge artificial intelligence in a natural, chat-like manner. So for example, you can ask it questions in natural text, and instead of just linking to [...]

5 12, 2022

Tackle the monkey first

By |2022-12-05T21:58:14+01:00December 5th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

When faced with a significantly challenging innovation project, is it worth doing the easy tasks first to get some quick wins on the board, or should you tackle the hardest part of the project? I have been listening to some podcasts with Annie Duke recently, who has a great new book out about when it [...]

28 11, 2022

Balancing your innovation portfolio: Does the 70-20-10 rule still apply?

By |2022-11-28T19:12:15+01:00November 28th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

How much of your innovation budget and innovation efforts should focus on improving your existing business, and how much should seek to explore and transform your business for the future? This is one of the fundamental strategic questions which every business leader needs to consider. One of the best ways to assess what proportions your [...]

21 11, 2022

Why Facebook needed to let go of 13% of their workforce

By |2022-11-21T20:19:29+01:00November 21st, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

While the massive layoffs at meta are terrible, it sadly shows one of the major issues that companies struggle with when they try to grow and innovate too quickly ... facebook tried a huge number of innovation projects which failed. But this was not the problem. As I read in a wonderful WIRED article: Remember [...]

14 11, 2022

If you want someone to make a decision, give them fewer choices

By |2022-11-14T11:31:21+01:00November 14th, 2022|Curiosity|0 Comments

We often think that giving people more choices is better than having fewer choices. After all, wouldn't we all want to have the option of getting something perfectly suited to our desires, than having to settle for what is available on the shelf? However, research has shown that if you want people to make a [...]

10 11, 2022

Nine pregnant women cannot deliver a baby in one month

By |2022-11-08T16:35:30+01:00November 10th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Some things just take time. Traditionally, one of the best ways to speed up the delivery of a project is to allocate more resources to it. After all, if one construction worker can lay 1,000 bricks in one day (note, this is just a guess...), then a hundred construction workers could lay up to 100,000 [...]