About Nick Skillicorn

Chief Editor of 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.
31 03, 2020

Podcast S3E53: Alex Osterwalder – Creating an invincible company

By |2020-04-07T11:50:03+02:00March 31st, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Alex Osterwalder, Partner at Stratgyzer and creator of the Business Model Canvas. We speak about what it takes to create an invincible company, with a particular emphasis on the importance of a balanced innovation portfolio. Topics covered in today's episode: 00:01:30 - How [...]

30 03, 2020

Podcast S3E52: Josh Linkner – How to build up rituals to reward creativity

By |2020-04-07T11:50:14+02:00March 30th, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with multiple entrepreneur Josh Linkner, about how to apply discipline to creativity. Josh is a talented Jazz guitarist, as well as having written bestselling books and starting and selling multiple technology companies. Today we talk about what it takes to make creativity a ritual [...]

26 03, 2020

5 innovative solutions to combat Coronavirus developed by creative companies

By |2020-03-26T21:48:30+01:00March 26th, 2020|Curiosity|0 Comments

Necessity is the mother of invention. This famous saying is especially true right now, as the world is struggling to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. However, some companies and creative individuals have already come up with innovative solutions to the problem. While scientists are still learning more about the virus and are trying [...]

26 03, 2020

Innovation fails because humans have emotions

By |2020-03-23T17:59:06+01:00March 26th, 2020|Innovation|0 Comments

A while back, one of my consulting partners from another office asked me to review their client's innovation process. Their team had been engaged to review why their innovation process was not delivering results. Ideas were apparently being developed, but never successfully scaled within the company so that they were resulting in increased revenue. To [...]

23 03, 2020

Podcast S3E51: Stephen Shapiro – Using different lenses to reframe business problems

By |2020-04-07T19:29:22+02:00March 23rd, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

 In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with Stephen Shapiro about his new book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems We go through multiple examples of how companies have achieved innovation success by approaching problems in a new way, enabling them to ask [...]

23 03, 2020

We need to delay the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

By |2020-03-23T17:47:53+01:00March 23rd, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments

Dear International Olympic Committee – IOC. We need to delay the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, for the following reasons: Japan's elderly population Tokyo's crowded infrastructure The athletes' ability to perform I worked for more than 2 years on the London 2012 Olympics directly with the athletes, and have seen first hand what the Games are like, in [...]

19 03, 2020

In this scary Coronavirus time, we can benefit from working more in isolation

By |2020-03-19T20:11:58+01:00March 19th, 2020|Creativity|0 Comments

For the past two weeks, everyone in my company has been working remotely. We had several cases of the Coronavirus in the office, and as a precaution, everyone has been working from home. And it has been working remarkably well. We have been collaborating using Slack, Zoom, Google, Phone and email. And business is continuing [...]

6 03, 2020

Judge a woman based on her ideas, not her profile photo

By |2020-03-06T12:49:49+01:00March 6th, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

I need to start off by apologising. I'm not immune to bias, just like everyone else. This week I had a very interesting conversation with my fiancee about her experiences and challenges to be taken seriously at work as a woman. Especially as an attractive woman in a creative profession. I was talking to her [...]

28 02, 2020

What is a creative “Flow State”? And how can I achieve it?

By |2020-03-03T09:37:18+01:00February 28th, 2020|Creativity|0 Comments

What makes it possible for high performance athletes, artists, scientists and innovators to effortlessly produce great, creative work? In certain situations, it seems like these people enter a state where ideas and results just seem to flow naturally. You may have even experienced it yourself. You begin an activity, and become so enveloped by it [...]

21 02, 2020

3D printing is the future of home construction

By |2020-02-21T09:59:15+01:00February 21st, 2020|Curiosity|0 Comments

If you have been following recent innovations, you will definitely have heard about the benefits of 3D printing in the design and prototyping of new products. But did you know that we are beginning to 3D print entire buildings now? These new large-scale printers deposit layers of concrete, which harden to form the walls of [...]

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