About Nick Skillicorn

Creativity & Innovation expert: I help individuals and companies build their creativity and innovation capabilities, so you can develop the next breakthrough idea which customers love. Chief Editor of and Founder / CEO of Improvides Innovation Consulting. Coach / Speaker / Author / TEDx Speaker / Voted as one of the most influential innovation bloggers.
7 05, 2021

The lowest common denominator

By |2021-04-28T17:49:36+02:00May 7th, 2021|Innovation|0 Comments

A camel is a horse designed by a committee This is one of my favourite expressions about the danger of innovation in large organisations. It speaks to the sad truth that often, members of innovation teams in large organisations don't want to shoulder the responsibility of an innovation or new idea not working out. So [...]

6 05, 2021

Podcast S5E114: Stefano Mastrogiacomo – High Impact Tools for Teams

By |2021-05-06T17:46:27+02:00May 6th, 2021|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Stefano Mastrogiacomo. He is from Strategyzer and a Professor, as well as the author of High Impact Tools for Teams: 5 Tools to Align Team Members, Build Trust, and Get Results Fast  We speak about what it takes for innovation teams to achieve [...]

5 05, 2021

The story of the Vasa, the innovative ship that sunk immediately

By |2021-05-05T17:48:26+02:00May 5th, 2021|Curiosity|0 Comments

What happens when the scope of a project is constantly changed? Well, usually complete and utter failure. In 1626, the King of Sweden Gustavus Adolphus was at war with Poland-Lithuania. In order to show Sweden's strength and naval dominance, he ordered the construction of one of the most powerful naval ships ever built. The Vasa. [...]

4 05, 2021

Join me on 18th May, for a live “Ask Me Anything” session

By |2021-05-05T10:32:35+02:00May 4th, 2021|Innovation|0 Comments

I don't do very many mass-market public speaking engagements anymore. I am very picky about who I work with nowadays, and it is almost always just for private corporate or educational events. However, if you can build up trust with me, I will pay it back a thousand-fold. That is why I am happy to [...]

3 05, 2021

Did these scientists just find the genes which allowed Humans to become creative?

By |2021-05-03T17:49:20+02:00May 3rd, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

A fascinating new study could shed some light on the evolution of creativity in Homo Sapiens. The April 2021 publication Evolution of genetic networks for human creativity by Zwir, I., Del-Val, C., Hintsanen, M. et al. looked at the genetic differences between Homo Sapiens (us, modern humans), Neanderthals and Chimpanzees, looking for genes related to [...]

29 04, 2021

Podcast S5E113: Pascal Guyon – The creative process of a #1 hit music producer

By |2021-04-29T15:18:36+02:00April 29th, 2021|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with #1 hit music producer and composer Pascal Guyon about his creative process. Pascal has worked with music artists like Leona Lewis and Anthony Hamilton, as well as smaller groups like Jazz musicians in Cuba. Topics covered in this episode: 00:01:30 - How Pascal's [...]