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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.
26 09, 2019

Podcast S2E41: Rodd Chant – What it takes to be a Creative Director

By |2019-09-25T20:53:55+11:00September 26th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode, we speak with Rodd Chant, who describes himself as a Creative Something. Rodd started out in music, before leading Advertising companies in Australia, Singapore, New York, Tokyo and now back in Australia. We talk about what it takes to succeed in the creative industries, and how to lead creative individuals. Topics discussed [...]

25 09, 2019

Podcast S2E40: Ray Fleming – How Microsoft reignited their innovation mindset

By |2019-09-25T19:55:42+11:00September 25th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode, we speak with Ray Fleming, the Higher Education Director for Microsoft Australia. We speak about how Microsoft went from losing its status as a worldwide innovator to rediscovering what it takes for innovation to succeed at a large, well-established company. Topics discussed in this episode: 00:01:30 - How to connect technology to [...]

17 09, 2019

Podcast S2E39: Bem Le Hunte – How we need to innovate our university education system

By |2019-09-17T23:24:35+11:00September 17th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode, we speak with Bem Le Hunte about her interesting new university curriculum designed to enhance the creativity and innovativeness of her students. Bem is the founding course director for the Bachelors of Creative Intelligence and Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney. Topics discussed in this episode: 00:01:15 - Why education of [...]

9 09, 2019

Podcast S2E38: Duleesha Kulasoorya – Exponential Technology is already here

By |2019-09-09T00:52:17+11:00September 9th, 2019|Innovation|0 Comments

In today's episode, I speak with Duleesha Kulasoorya about how exponential technologies are already changing the way business is done, and how companies will need to adapt in order to survive. Duleesha leads Deloitte's Centre for the Edge practice in Asia, which tries to anticipate what will be important in the future for several industries. [...]

28 08, 2019

Top 1000 companies that spend the most on Research & Development (charts and analysis)

By |2019-08-28T16:50:42+11:00August 28th, 2019|Innovation|0 Comments

Introduction Top 1000 Companies which spend the most on R&D Industries which spend the most on R&D R&D Spend by country Fortune 500 list and their R&D spending Conclusions Methodology Introduction One of the key indicators of how much a company supports innovation is how much they spend on Research & Development (R&D). In this [...]

12 08, 2019

How your company strategy may be sabotaging your innovation ambition

By |2019-08-12T20:22:00+11:00August 12th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

As someone who works for a strategy consultancy, it becomes clear that for most companies, there is a disconnect between what they say their strategy is, and how they actually behave. This can have a profound impact on the likely success rates of innovation in those companies. I recently rewatched the excellent TEDx talk by [...]

26 07, 2019

This artist creates sculptures using only parts from typewriters – the power of creative constraints

By |2019-07-26T17:19:18+11:00July 26th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

Artist Jeremy Mayer creates unbelievable sculptures using only parts from old typewriters. Using these, he creates fantastic models of people, birds, insects and other animals. In the video above, he describes his creative process, which is heavily based on constraints. I have written previously about the creative power of constraints. It is due to the [...]

22 07, 2019

Ten Types of Innovation: 30 new case studies for 2019

By |2019-07-23T10:55:03+11:00July 22nd, 2019|Innovation|0 Comments

If you've followed my work for a while, you'll know that I'm a big fan of the Ten Types of Innovation, a framework developed by Doblin (now a part of Deloitte). I previously listed it as the #2 innovation framework you should be using. And with good reason. I have used it frequently with clients [...]

8 07, 2019

Innovation-Led Transformation: delivering the next, now

By |2019-07-08T20:07:04+11:00July 8th, 2019|Innovation|0 Comments

Everyone knows instinctively that innovation feels risky, especially compared to large, established transformation projects (like IT implementations or operational restructuring). Yet how risky is innovation actually? According to research by Deloitte’s Doblin practice, in the majority of companies, only one in 25 innovation projects actually provides a tangible return on investment. That means that 96% [...]

1 07, 2019

Watch this artist create mirrors from trash, wood, fans and penguins

By |2019-07-01T16:05:11+11:00July 1st, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

When we think of what a mirror looks like, we usually think of a shiny surface which reflects light as a perfect image. However, Daniel Rozin has other ideas. As shown in the video above, Rozin creates amazing mechanical mirrors which mirror an image in a completely different way. Instead of reflecting light, his mirrors [...]

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