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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.
24 09, 2020

Podcast S4E79: Gaia Grant – the profile of highly effective innovators

By |2020-08-02T20:04:06+02:00September 24th, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Dr Gaia Grant, a researcher into innovation and founder of Tirian Consulting. We speak about the need for contextual ambidexterity and the profile of highly effective innovators. Topics covered in today's episode: 00:02:30 - Gaia's research into ambidextrous paradoxes around innovation, where leaders [...]

17 09, 2020

Podcast S4E78: Dorie Clark – the importance of reinventing yourself

By |2020-08-02T20:02:02+02:00September 17th, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with the world's #1 Communications Coach and Top 50 Business Thinkers in the World, Dorie Clark. Dorie also teaches executive education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School, and we talk about the importance of reinventing yourself and how best [...]

10 09, 2020

Podcast S4E77: Karin Hurt & David Dye – how to help people express their creative courage

By |2020-08-02T19:59:57+02:00September 10th, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Karin Hurt and David Dye from Let's Grow Leaders. We speak about what it takes to build a culture where both leaders and everyone can feel engaged with innovation and bring forward their best ideas. Topics covered in today's episode: 00:01:00 - Karin [...]

3 09, 2020

Podcast S4E76: Tamara Ghandour – unlocking your competitive advantage with innovation

By |2020-08-02T19:58:07+02:00September 3rd, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode fo the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Tamara Ghandour, founder of Launch Street, author of INNOVATION IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS and developer of the IQE assessment. We speak about why some people find it so challenging to innovate, how to overcome these fears and the importance of understanding how your tribe [...]

27 08, 2020

Podcast S4E75: Byron Lopez – How South Park produces a show in only a week

By |2020-08-02T19:55:56+02:00August 27th, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Byron Lopez, who is a Technical Director on the award-winning animated TV show South Park. We speak about the unique creative process which enables South Park to be created from start to finish in less than a week, where other TV shows take [...]

26 08, 2020

This small company achieved a 100-fold increase in production using Toyota methods

By |2020-08-26T17:39:04+02:00August 26th, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments

This video is quite interesting, if you're interested in how quickly a small company can innovate. It is about how a small raincoat production company was asked to produce COVID-19 protective gowns by the Japanese government, but was struggling to meet targets of 10,000 gowns a day. They were used to producing only about 500 [...]

20 08, 2020

Podcast S4E74: Michael Raynor – Setting the right strategy for innovation and disruption

By |2020-08-02T19:53:43+02:00August 20th, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Michael Raynor, Managing Director for the Deloitte US Strategy group, and author of numerous groundbreaking books on innovation, including The Innovator's Solution and the Strategy Paradox. We speak about the link between strategy and innovation, what companies get wrong about disruptive innovation and [...]

13 08, 2020

Podcast S4E73: Robert Lowe – How LEGO Ventures invests in new innovations and partnerships

By |2020-08-14T14:16:35+02:00August 13th, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

 In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Rob Lowe, head of Value Creation and Marketing at LEGO Ventures. We speak about what innovation and creativity mean at Lego, and how they look for partners to invest in. Topics covered in today's episode: 00:01:00 - What is LEGO Ventures and [...]

6 08, 2020

Podcast S4E72: Mark Batey – How our environment affects our creativity

By |2020-06-30T18:27:01+02:00August 6th, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with creativity researcher Professor Mark Batey from the Manchester Metropolitan University. We speak about some of his most recent research into how our environment affects our performance and creativity, and people who use their creativity for evil purposes. Mark is widely published on [...]

30 07, 2020

Podcast S4E71: Dan Toma – Innovation Accounting and Key Performance Metrics

By |2020-06-30T17:57:32+02:00July 30th, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with author Dan Toma about the concept of Innovation accounting. Dan is the founder of Outcome and the co-author of the Corporate Startup. We go through how companies should measure innovation performance, and which Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) actually make sense for these types [...]

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