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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 12, 2019

Podcast S3E29: Roger Firestien – Learning from the man who taught the creative process to the most people in the world

By |2019-12-18T09:17:37+01:00December 18th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Prof. Roger L Firestien, who is a senior faculty member for the Centre for Applied Imagination, University of SUNY, Buffalo. He is also distinguished as being the person who has trained more people to lead the creative problem solving process (CPS) than anyone [...]

10 12, 2019

Podcast S3E48: Adam Malofsky – Innovating with your customers’ customer

By |2019-12-10T07:42:46+01:00December 10th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Adam Malofsky, the MD of Elemence. We speak about the need to understand your customers' customer, and the theory of Adaptive Innovation. Topics covered in today's episode: 00:01:00 - How Adam's father's innovation journey helped Loctite succeed 00:03:00 - The best way to [...]

4 12, 2019

S3E47: Prof. Keith Sawyer – The Creative Classroom and improving learning outcomes

By |2019-12-04T03:13:22+01:00December 4th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Prof Keith Sawyer from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prof Sawyer is an expert researcher on creativity, and we talk about what it takes for children to learn most effectively, how teachers and schools need to adapt to new ways of [...]

28 11, 2019

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

By |2019-11-28T02:40:02+01:00November 28th, 2019|Innovation|1 Comment

The image here is the list of exactly which capabilities your company needs to succeed at innovation. Read on to understand how it works and how to implement it yourself. Almost every business leader will tell you that they value innovation and that it is a positive & important factor for their company. In fact, [...]

20 11, 2019

Please vote for me here as one of the best Innovation Writers of 2019

By |2019-11-20T03:28:22+01:00November 20th, 2019|Innovation|1 Comment

I have just been informed that three of my articles have just been nominated as the Best Innovation Articles of the year by The 2019 Business Innovation Brief MVP Awards And now I need your help (and votes) to help me win one of them. Please click this link to vote for me if you [...]

20 11, 2019

S3E46: Max McKeown – The Innovator’s Gap

By |2019-11-20T05:06:02+01:00November 20th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, I speak with Dr. Max McKeown about his new book, The Innovator's Book. We spoke about the need to write this book in a different way to the method-heavy textbooks which often are left on shelves and never read. It is a beautifully written, concise book [...]

8 11, 2019

Podcast S3E45: Ron Carucci – The four pillars of successful leaders

By |2019-11-08T05:03:42+01:00November 8th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the podcast, we speak with Ron Carucci, Founder of Navalent and an expert on assessing and building leadership capabilities in teams. Ron's company has researched over 2,700 leaders across more than 10 years to determine what the capabilities of successful leaders are, and what causes more than half of newly-promoted leaders [...]

31 10, 2019

This blew my mind: Mercury is the closest planet to Jupiter

By |2019-10-31T21:59:26+01:00October 31st, 2019|Curiosity|0 Comments

I love learning facts that challenge long-held assumptions and teach me to see things in a new way. Today, I learned something which seems completely counterintuitive, which is which planets in our solar system are actually the shortest distance from another. For example, we all learned the sequence of planets, showing how far away they [...]

30 10, 2019

Ich bin ein Berliner (finally)

By |2019-10-30T02:48:11+01:00October 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Big news. As of October 2019, I am finally a proud resident of Europe's coolest and most creative city: Berlin. While I have loved living and working in Sydney, Australia for the past few years, it has just been too far away from family. So a few months ago, my fiancee and I decided that [...]

29 10, 2019

Podcast S3E44: Jesse Nieminen – Innovation software needs to work alongside culture

By |2019-10-29T22:40:46+01:00October 29th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode, we speak with Jesse Nieminen, Co-Founder of Innovation Software company Viima. We talk about how companies can improve their innovation cultures, and how software is only part of the solution. Topics covered in today's episode: 00:01:00 - The story of the Viima innovation management platform 00:03:30 - The issue which large companies have [...]

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