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.
26 01, 2021

What is the ambition matrix and how does it work as part of an innovation portfolio?

By |2021-01-25T17:58:24+01:00January 26th, 2021|Innovation|0 Comments

Most companies are not really aware of all of the innovation projects they are working on. Let alone which project mix they should be working on. This is where a tool called the Ambition Matrix is extremely useful, and it is a tool I use with clients all the time to gain clarity on what [...]

25 01, 2021

Building bridges vs Finished Bridges

By |2021-01-22T15:22:04+01:00January 25th, 2021|Inspiration|0 Comments

Bridges work to get people from one side of something to another. But they only work if they are 100% finished. A bridge which is 99% finished doesn't help you get anywhere. There is still a gap which needs to be overcome before it provides any value. In fact, one single bridge which is 100% [...]

22 01, 2021

Tall Poppy syndrome vs Tall Weed syndrome

By |2021-01-21T18:17:51+01:00January 22nd, 2021|Innovation|0 Comments

Have you ever heard of Tall Poppy Syndrome? It essentially says that the flower which stands out above all the rest will be the first to be cut down. Basically, it says that people should be humble and not try to make themselves appear better than others. While this particular saying dates from ancient Greece [...]

21 01, 2021

Podcast S4E96: Jeff DeGraff – Mastering the 6 skills of the creative mindset

By |2020-12-30T18:31:54+01:00January 21st, 2021|Podcasts|0 Comments

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we welcome back the Dean of Innovation, Dr Jeff DeGraff, who has worked with more than half of the Fortune 500 companies to improve their innovation programs. We speak about how to cultivate a creative mindset. Topics covered in this episode: 00:01:30 - Building the Innovation [...]

20 01, 2021

Solar power prices have dropped by over 89% in the last 10 years

By |2021-01-19T18:31:26+01:00January 20th, 2021|Innovation|0 Comments

By now it is common knowledge that solar energy has been becoming more and more affordable as the technology develops and economies of scale blossom. But a recent report shows just how astronomical the drop in cost has been. A new report by Our World in Data shows that over the past ten years, the [...]

19 01, 2021

Research shows that having a phone on your desk makes you more stupid

By |2021-01-18T17:35:16+01:00January 19th, 2021|Innovation|0 Comments

A lot of people joke about how having a smartphone is making us all less intelligent. And new research provides evidence that this is true. In a recent study of over 520 students, an experiment by Ward et al was conducted to see what impact having our smartphones near us would have on our ability [...]

18 01, 2021

The law of diffusion of innovation

By |2021-01-18T14:53:36+01:00January 18th, 2021|Innovation|0 Comments

Any company planning on bringing a new innovative solution to market must accept the fact that not every customer will be willing to buy it immediately. There will always be certain target customers who are more resistant to trying out new ideas than others. One of the best and most important concepts to help understand [...]

15 01, 2021

You don’t need that thing

By |2021-01-07T15:55:40+01:00January 15th, 2021|Innovation|0 Comments

You don't need the same professional camera as Steven Spielberg before you can record your first film. You have one in your pocket. Just start filming. You'll get better if you stick wit