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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.
20 06, 2019

Corona releases Fit Packs: Beer cans that link together

By |2019-06-20T17:31:13+10:00June 20th, 2019|Curiosity|0 Comments

The Mexican Beer manufacturer Corona has found an innovative new solution to the problem of plastic packaging which holds packs of beer together. They have redesigned their beer cans so that the top and bottom have a semi-screw mechanism, allowing cans to be "locked together" and carried like a tube. Allegedly the system is strong [...]

16 06, 2019

Podcast S2E37: Duncan Wardle – The former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

By |2019-06-16T19:40:09+10:00June 16th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

Today, we are speaking with the former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle. Can you imagine a job title more closely related to creativity than that? We speak about what it takes for companies to become more innovative, how ideas are developed at Disney and Pixar, and why companies need to embrace [...]

10 06, 2019

14 LGBTQ+ Innovators, Inventors and Scientists who changed the world

By |2019-06-10T17:26:12+10:00June 10th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

This month is Pride Month, during which time the LGBTQ community comes out in force to celebrate their identity. I wanted to write an article celebrating the works of the most influential gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual innovators, inventors and scientists throughout history. However, there was a problem. There are just not many lists of [...]

27 05, 2019

Fascinating new innovation: 3D colour X-rays

By |2019-05-27T19:36:10+10:00May 27th, 2019|Curiosity|0 Comments

If you think that all X-ray images can do is show you a picture of your skeleton, think again. Scientists from Mars Bioimaging at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand have developed new medical imaging technology which allows them to take pictures of the internal tissues of living beings (including humans), and show the different [...]

20 05, 2019

Podcast S2E36: Amy Edmondson – Creating a culture of psychological safety

By |2019-05-20T22:30:47+10:00May 20th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

 In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Harvard Business School's Professor Amy Edmondson about her concept of Psychological Safety. She is the author of The Fearless Organisation, is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human [...]

12 05, 2019

Podcast S2E35: Taylor Ryan – How corporations and start-ups benefit from collaboration

By |2019-05-12T21:58:50+10:00May 12th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

 In today's episode of the idea to value podcast, we speak with Taylor Ryan, CMO of Valuer.ai, about the benefits that both corporations and startups can get from collaborating. We discuss what it takes for startups to succeed with their innovation efforts and the danger of large established corporations from assuming that they won't [...]

5 05, 2019

Podcast S2E34: Catherine Orer – How artists can raise the value of their work

By |2019-05-05T21:49:36+10:00May 5th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Catherine Orer about what it takes for artists to raise the value of their work. We cover several areas, including what sort of research artists need to undertake to understand what the market is willing to pay, determining their own vision of what [...]

8 04, 2019

Is Busyness getting in the way of your Business?

By |2019-04-08T21:50:06+10:00April 8th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

In today's generation, there is so much pressure to "hustle" (what some people call Entrepreneurial Porn), that it is leading people to believe you need to be constantly busy in order to be successful. However, this mindset is literally killing thousands of people each year, and is not actually helping them do their best work. [...]

1 04, 2019

How long ago did creativity evolve in humans?

By |2019-04-01T21:25:33+10:00April 1st, 2019|Creativity|0 Comments

Creativity is a uniquely human trait. Many animals have evolved the ability to use tools, but this is usually the result of of them discovering this use by accident and then passing the knowledge on to other members of the group. Even our closest living animal relatives (like chimpanzees and orang-utans) are natually risk averse [...]

25 03, 2019

How this innovative yet simple drone delivers blood in rural Africa

By |2019-03-25T23:38:09+10:00March 25th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

Amazon may be testing drone delivery for everything from phone cases to toilet paper, but it isn't delivering the lifesaving material that Zipline is in Africa: Blood. Blood transfusions are vital for savings lives. In fact, blood transfusions are the most common procedure performed in hospitals, required for everything from surgery, emergency trauma and childbirth. [...]

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