About Nick Skillicorn

Chief Editor of 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.
21 05, 2018

Creative Techniques to Solve Impossible Challenges

By | 2018-05-21T12:42:01+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Creativity|0 Comments

What can you learn about brainstorming from an expert who has led more than 1,000 brainstorming sessions? Ironically, it is that "Brainstorming doesn't work". That comes as advice from a new TEDx talk on creativity by Bryan Mattimore, the co-founder and “Chief Idea Guy” of the Growth Engine Company. [Ed: He's also a great guy] Watch [...]

14 05, 2018

Google Duplex A.I. envisions a future where you are fooled into speaking with robots

By | 2018-05-14T10:00:30+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

What would happen if you got a phone call asking to make an appointment at your business? The person on the other end of the line was friendly and held a completely normal conversation where they answered all of your questions as you would expect. Would you ever even think about whether you might be [...]

2 04, 2018

This innovative software can now recognise thousands of objects in real time

By | 2018-04-03T11:42:58+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

Object recognition has come a long way from the days of Optical Character Recognition being used to recognise text characters. Nowadays, we are using computers to recognise all sorts of things, like voice commands, images or the contents of legal documents. However, one of the most fascinating applications of the improved performance of image recognition [...]

26 03, 2018

Egoistic Altruism – The reason why innovating for individual gain helps everyone

By | 2018-03-26T12:59:01+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Innovation|0 Comments

The video above is a wonderful explanation of a concept of innovation which is so often overlooked: Individuals who lead innovation gain the most from it. But society gains even more overall in the long run. At its most fundamental level, it is driven by the forces of economics. Kurzgesagt, a wonderful Youtube channel explaining [...]

11 03, 2018

How to defeat “Loss Aversion” – the #1 reason why middle managers kill innovation

By | 2018-03-14T20:59:39+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Innovation|0 Comments

In this article, you are going to learn exactly what Loss Aversion is, why is creates crippling fear in middle managers and decision-makers, and a simple model for how you can reframe your company's thinking which encourages more innovation projects to thrive. A few weeks ago, I was leading a discussion at Deloitte about exactly [...]

12 02, 2018

This new Japanese banana has a peel you can eat

By | 2018-02-12T10:30:45+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

I didn't that I would be writing about innovation in fruit this week. But that is exactly what I found when someone told me about a new type of banana from Japan. D&T farms has found a new way of cultivating bananas which appears to have two very useful perks. This is achieved through a [...]

4 02, 2018

Amazon Go is the future of supermarkets. But right now it allows you to steal tampons.

By | 2018-02-04T11:03:09+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Inspiration|0 Comments

Amazon has just taken another step towards owning your entire shopping experience, by opening the world's first supermarket where you just pick up whatever you want and leave. As shown in the video demonstration above, Amazon Go is a pilot test concept store in Seattle where Amazon is testing out the technology for a fully [...]

3 02, 2018

Elon Musks new $0 salary, and what it can teach us about visionary innovation leaders

By | 2018-02-03T05:10:56+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Leadership|1 Comment

When it comes to innovative business practices, Elon Musk doesn't appear to do anything half-hearted. In fact, we have previously spoken about how Elon Musk shows how you can turn a Twitter complaint into a solution in 6 days. But when it comes to representing an innovative leader, he has just taken his dedication to forward-looking [...]

8 01, 2018

How machines learn (a great video explanation of deep learning)

By | 2018-01-08T10:27:55+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

In today's dose of inspiration, I wanted to give you an insight into one of the most innovative technologies of the past few years which has the potential to revolutionise entire industries: machine learning. If you want to be a startup on the cutting edge of buzzwords, you have two major avenues right now. The first [...]

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