About Nick Skillicorn

Chief Editor of and Founder / CEO of Improvides Innovation Consulting. Coach / Speaker / Author / TEDx Speaker / Voted as the world's #7 Innovation blogger in 2014, I help individuals and companies build their creativity and innovation capabilities, so you can develop the next breakthrough idea which customers love.
14 02, 2017

Podcast #007 David Burkus (video) – How successful companies encourage innovation in their teams

By | February 14th, 2017|Podcasts|1 Comment

Important: Get your free ticket to David Burkus' upcoming Work Smarter Summit: David Burkus is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University. His latest book, Under New Management, challenges the traditional and widely accepted principles of business management and proves that they are outdated, outmoded, or simply don’t work [...]

13 02, 2017

CEO has great talent of recognising great ideas and ruining them (Spoof video)

By | February 13th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Sometimes, a well-meaning boss just gets in the way. Check out this funny satire video by The Onion (above). In it, a news report shows interviews with staff about how talented and amazing their boss is. However, in this scenario, it just so happens that his talent is in taking good ideas and ruining them. [...]

10 02, 2017

I highly recommend you check out the free Work Smarter Summit

By | February 10th, 2017|Innovation|0 Comments

Get your free registration to see 40+ experts tell you all they know about working more effectively. Hi everyone, In a few weeks, I will be speaking at a unique, free, online summit called the Work Smarter Summit. Join 40+ world-class experts who share their proven tactics for getting more done, earning more money, and [...]

10 02, 2017

Podcast 006 Zal Dastur – The challenges of starting a Tech business in Asia

By | February 10th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk to Zal Dastur from Lucep. Lucep is a technology company working out of Singapore and India, which enables companies to respond to leads faster than traditional methods like asking someone to call a number. They have also been nominated as one of the hottest [...]

10 02, 2017

Elon Musk shows how you can turn a Twitter complaint into a solution in 6 days

By | February 10th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Elon Musk is proving to be a wonderful example of how innovative a company leader really can be. Not only is he disrupting several industries with his Tesla and SpaceX companies, but he is constantly pushing his companies to the boundaries of what is currently possible. Not only this, he just showed everyone another example [...]

3 02, 2017

How this guy makes a living by stealing other people’s ideas

By | February 3rd, 2017|Innovation|0 Comments

"Nick, I have a great idea for an innovation, but I am scared someone is going to steal it!" I hear this from fear from entrepreneurs all the time. And it's a tough problem to solve. Especially as it has become so incredibly easy to just copy what is working for other people. Or in [...]

1 02, 2017

Podcast #005: Peter Cook – What businesses can learn from music

By | February 1st, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we interview Peter Cook from the Academy of Rock. Peter takes lessons from his long experience in both the business and musical industries, and meshes them together to help companies improve the way they approach challenges. We go through some of the major things which businesses [...]

27 01, 2017

Podcast #004 – Fostering a culture of innovation in your organisation

By | January 27th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episdoe, we talk about the last of the 3 Dimensions of Innovation: Organisational Support. What does it really take for innovation to flourish at an organisation? Find out by clicking the play button to listen to the episode above. The capabilities to support a culture of innovation we discuss are: Vision & Strategy [...]

27 01, 2017

Podcast #003 – The Capabilities of Innovative Teams Teams

By | January 27th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk about the various capabilities which companies need in order to be successful at innovation. Listen to the episode by using the play button above. The capabilities we highlight in more detail include: Innovation Methodology Focus on Problem and Solution Experimentation & Prototyping Feedback incorporation [...]

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