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.
25 08, 2022

Dunbar’s number

By |2022-08-25T16:37:15+02:00August 25th, 2022|Curiosity|0 Comments

How many people can you meet in your lifetime, and could you potentially keep in touch with? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? After all, there are people on Facebook with thousands of friends, or millions of instagram followers. According to research by anthropologist Robin Dunbar, the number is actually likely closer to about 150 individuals. This is [...]

23 08, 2022

The danger of “should”

By |2022-08-23T17:43:53+02:00August 23rd, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

Just because you are female, young and enjoying life does not mean you cannot be a strong leader.And the recent controversy around Sanna Marin says a lot about the problems and biases still preventing women achieving equality.It all comes down to the most dangerous word: "should". In the past week, the Prime Minister of Finland, [...]

15 08, 2022

What impact does a Hybrid working model have on performance?

By |2022-08-15T11:39:21+02:00August 15th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

Since the pandemic began, many companies had to allow their people to work remotely for the first time. While it was not always a comfortable start with new technology and ways of working ["You are still on mute, Nick..."], many employees immediately saw the benefits of being able to work from home rather than being [...]

10 08, 2022

Getting more curious: Research shows that curiosity can be enhanced

By |2022-08-10T12:55:15+02:00August 10th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

Curiosity has long been linked to being more creative. Along with being open to new experiences, being curious makes it more likely that you discover new and interesting knowledge which can then be combined in a creative way. A 2019 meta-analysis of 2,692 individuals showed that there was a strong positive link between being more [...]

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 [...]