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 Ideatovalue.com and Founder / CEO of Improvides Innovation Consulting. Coach / Speaker / Author / TEDx Speaker / Voted as one of the most influential innovation bloggers.
5 08, 2022

Speed may feel like progress, but Velocity gets you to your target

By |2022-08-05T18:04:55+02:00August 5th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

Too many startups and scale ups today think that the way to success is by being fast. Especially, by growing fast. Speed is king. You need to be the first to market, even if you do not know what your business model is yet. "Move fast and break things" But if you look at making [...]

10 06, 2022

Would you trust a colleague who stole your ideas?

By |2022-06-10T19:06:51+02:00June 10th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

What is worse? A colleague who steals money? Or a colleague who steals other people's ideas and pretends they came up with them? According to new research by Lilien Ellis just published in June 2022, it seems like stealing other people's ideas is seen as being much worse. Through a series of experiments, Ellis investigated [...]

9 06, 2022

Start small and build momentum

By |2022-06-09T19:48:46+02:00June 9th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Developing a practice of consistently creating requires dedication and grit. After all, professional creatives get on with the act of creating. But if you are just starting out, this can seem overwhelming. Going from not creating and publishing anything, to feeling the pressure of doing this consistently can scare many people off. Especially if they [...]

8 06, 2022

The more people are in your company, the more administrative effort it takes

By |2022-06-08T16:33:19+02:00June 8th, 2022|Curiosity|0 Comments

If you were at a party, and wanted to shake hands with everyone, how many handshakes would it take? Simple: it would be the total number of people at the party, minus one (yourself). That grows with the total number of people involved. But how many total handshakes take place, and how long would it [...]

6 06, 2022

The Rosy Retrospective: Why we think the “good old times” were better

By |2022-06-06T21:17:18+02:00June 6th, 2022|Curiosity|0 Comments

Nostalgia can be a powerful force preventing innovation in companies. After all, people often would rather keep the status quo than run the risk of changing something while being unsure that the change will make things better. It also seems to imply that people often think of the past more fondly than the present, as [...]

2 06, 2022

The simple (and advanced) tools i use to run an online business on auto-pilot

By |2022-06-02T22:15:21+02:00June 2nd, 2022|Inspiration|1 Comment

One of the most common questions I am asked is what tools I use to manage my successful online business. Considering I am constantly giving advice on the ways that companies can improve their innovativeness, and people can come up with new business models and business ideas based on their creativity. So, I wanted to [...]

1 06, 2022

When does it make sense to automate?

By |2022-06-01T16:44:08+02:00June 1st, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Innovation teams often see a problem and think that the most effective thing to do is to create a solution for it. Often, this involves developing a solution that automates a task that previously had to be done manually by someone, or at least makes the activity significantly more efficient. However, sometimes the time, effort [...]

27 05, 2022

Are you born creative? Is creativity genetic? The nature vs nurture debate

By |2022-05-31T15:38:25+02:00May 27th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

Are some people born creative? Or to say it another way, are some people born not creative? I hear this myth all the time. That someone thinks that they are not creative because they see other people who have more talent or skill than they do, and by comparing themselves to these "geniuses", they believe they [...]