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.
25 02, 2021

Podcast S5E104: Adii Pienaar – Building Life Profitability

By |2021-02-25T17:06:17+01:00February 25th, 2021|Podcasts|0 Comments

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with South African serial entrepreneur Adii Pienaar about Life Profitability. After starting and selling several successful businesses, including the company which went on to become WooCommerce, Adii asked himself why he wasn't feeling fulfilled. In his new book, he talks about his own experiences [...]

24 02, 2021

Firefighters prevent innovation

By |2021-02-24T14:51:52+01:00February 24th, 2021|Innovation|1 Comment

In many companies, there are employees known for their ability to fix problems. They are colloquially referred to as "firefighters", because they are constantly putting out fires around the business. And usually this results in them being highly respected for their ability to quickly solve challenging problems, whether it be dealing with customer issues or [...]

23 02, 2021

Stunning video of NASA’s Perseverance rover touching down on Mars

By |2021-02-23T14:29:38+01:00February 23rd, 2021|Curiosity|0 Comments

If you want to see an example of technical innovation, you need to see this video of NASA's latest rover touching down on the surface of Mars. In these 3 minutes, you see the result of hundreds of thousands of hours of human innovation and billions of dollars in research & development, to gently lower [...]

19 02, 2021

This new tool allows designers to create photorealistic 3D humans in less than an hour

By |2021-02-18T15:28:34+01:00February 19th, 2021|Inspiration|0 Comments

Epic are the makers of the videogame production software "Unreal Engine", known for producing some of the best graphics in videogames (and recently, in films and TV shows as well). Now, they have just showed off their newest software for producing lifelike human faces and characters, faster than ever before. It is called the Metahuman [...]

18 02, 2021

Podcast S5E103: JeNae Johnson – Diversity, equity and rescuing geniuses

By |2021-02-25T17:10:58+01:00February 18th, 2021|Podcasts|0 Comments

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Founder of CTM Unlimited, JeNae Johnson. JeNae is a well known human capital consultant with a focus on bringing both equity and inclusivity to discussions around diversity. In today's wide-ranging discussion as part of February Black History Month, we touch on what diversity [...]

17 02, 2021

Jeff Bezos’ Rule: What will not change?

By |2021-02-17T12:20:54+01:00February 17th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

Many innovators and strategists are obsessed with predicting how the world will change in the future. They then try to develop new products and business models to fit this new world. But often, it can be even more valuable to figure out what will not change in the future. At an AWS discussion in 2012, Amazon [...]

16 02, 2021

The importance of deliberate practice

By |2021-02-16T16:46:29+01:00February 16th, 2021|Curiosity|0 Comments

A lot of people think that in order to get better at something, you need to practice. What most people fail to realise though is how important it is to do the right type of practice. Take this example: Who would be a better driver? Someone with 45,000 hours over 25 years of experience driving, [...]