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About Nick Skillicorn

Chief Editor of Ideatovalue.com and Founder / CEO of Improvides Innovation Consulting. Coach / Speaker / Author / TEDx Speaker / Voted as the world's #5 Innovation blogger in 2016, I help individuals and companies build their creativity and innovation capabilities, so you can develop the next breakthrough idea which customers love.
18 09, 2017

Podcast #022 Paul Sloane – Why Leaders need to be courageous to innovate

By | 2017-09-18T14:52:42+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we chat with Paul Sloane, one of Twitter's biggest innovation influencers and author of multiple books on the subject, including the third edition of The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills. In this week's episode, we talk about why leader's need courage to actually try new things [...]

8 09, 2017

This is the worst business advice on the internet

By | 2017-09-08T18:29:02+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

This video, right here, is an example of what I would say constitutes the worst business advice on the internet.   Please, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE FOLLOW THIS ADVICE! "But Nick, that seemed like pretty good advice, what's wrong with it???" Let me explain why... How the internet helps share knowledge There [...]

1 09, 2017

What percentage of your brain do you really use?

By | 2017-09-01T17:22:10+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Curiosity|0 Comments

We have all heard the myth that we only use 10% of our brains. But how close is this to reality? It would be more accurate to say that we only use between 1% - 16% of our brain, at any one time. This is because of the amazing way that our brain is set [...]

25 08, 2017

Podcast #21 Jeff de Graff – Why you need conflict to succeed at innovation

By | 2017-09-06T22:03:35+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Podcasts|1 Comment

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with one of the world's most well-respected innovation professors, Jeff de Graff from the University of Michigan. Jeff has been involved in Innovation research and teaching for more than 3 decades (which is almost as long as I've been alive...), is the author of [...]

18 08, 2017

Podcast #20 – Brad Barbera: How to learn to love chaos but hate confusion

By | 2017-09-06T22:03:27+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk to Brad Barbera, author of "Keep Innovation Simple", Innovation Strategist and holder of the first patent for low-fat mayonnaise. Topics covered in this episode: Is there a perfect formula for innovation which works for all companies? (03:00) Why you need to be careful about [...]

11 08, 2017

Podcast #019 Kostya Kimlat – Methods vs Effects? How to be creative like a Magician

By | 2017-08-11T16:53:15+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk with professional magician Kostya Kimlat, recently a winner on the magic TV show Penn & Teller's Fool Us. We talk about what constitutes originality and creativity in the art form of magic, what it takes to create your own tricks, and why customers always [...]

4 08, 2017

The neuroscience of imagination

By | 2017-09-05T18:20:43+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Creativity|1 Comment

How is it possible for the brain to imagine something which it has never seen before? While you may never think about it, it is a complex problem which requires sophisticated coordination of different parts of your brain. Check out this excellent TED video above where Andrey Vyshedskiy explains exactly what is going on in your [...]

4 08, 2017

The future of renewable energy: kite power

By | 2017-08-04T14:06:07+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Curiosity|0 Comments

Despite what the current US president keeps saying, renewable energy is the way that the world will be powered in the future. Two of the most established technologies which already provide electricity to millions of people are solar power and wind power. However, wind power has a number of drawbacks which are often not considered, [...]

27 07, 2017

Podcast #018 Stuart Semple – Why I created the “pinkest” pink in the world

By | 2017-07-27T21:19:56+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Stuart Semple, a visual artist based in Dorset, England and also one of the people in the centre of a recent controversy within the artistic world. What follows is an interesting story about how one of the world's most famous artists Anish Kapoor was [...]

26 07, 2017

Podcast #017 Trevor Crane – Why everyone should publish a book to grow their business

By | 2017-07-26T19:33:09+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk with 10-times Bestselling Author Trevor Crane about what it takes to write a book to take your business to the next level. Trevor helps people from all walks of life not only gain the confidence and tools to publish their book, but to do [...]

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