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.
27 04, 2022

When creativity feels rewarding: intrinsic and extrinsic motivation

By |2022-04-27T17:54:53+02:00April 27th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

The most successful creative people are the ones who put in the time and effort. They have the grit to work and practice for years, in order to build up the skills to produce highly creative work. However, investing this amount of time and effort over many years requires the motivation to keep going. The [...]

26 04, 2022

Your brain on autopilot

By |2022-04-26T17:36:44+02:00April 26th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming while still doing an activity, only to then realise you don't remember anything that happened for a while. A classic example is that people have no idea what happened while they were travelling or commuting. You arrive at your destination and then realise you have no idea what was [...]

22 04, 2022

Innovation Ecosystems: The future of Open Innovation

By |2022-04-22T17:11:50+02:00April 22nd, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

For the past decade or so, one of the most popular ideas in innovation has been around Open Innovation. This is the practice of innovating and co-creation in collaboration with people outside of your company. So instead of trying to do all of your innovation activities within your departments and only launch the final product [...]

21 04, 2022

Podcast S7E158: Ayse Birsel – Design the life you love

By |2022-04-21T13:24:31+02:00April 21st, 2022|Podcasts|0 Comments

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with award winning designer Ayse Birsel. Ayse has been voted one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company, is a bestselling author, and has won international awards for designing everything from furniture to cars to toilet seats to vegetable peelers. Without [...]

20 04, 2022

Grit: perseverance and passion for long-term goals

By |2022-04-20T15:51:06+02:00April 20th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

When you are trying something new, you are likely to fail on your way. Repeatedly. In fact, one thing which separates highly productive creative people from others is just how willing they are to push through the hard times and keep going. It requires perseverance. And one of the best ways to explain what it [...]

14 04, 2022

Podcast S7E157: Paul Ruppert – How the 1990s telecomms industry drove innovation

By |2022-04-14T13:18:04+02:00April 14th, 2022|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Paul Ruppert. Paul is a veteran of the Telecommunications industry, and his companies have helped bring breakthrough technologies like worldwide mobile calling and SMS to the masses. In this interview, we speak about what it takes for companies to innovate in new markets, [...]

13 04, 2022

Are you solving a problem, or do you have a solution looking for a problem?

By |2022-04-13T16:26:32+02:00April 13th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

They are not the same thing. An innovation is only valuable if the customer perceives value in it. And for this to happen, the customer needs to feel like the solution is addressing some sort of problem or job to be done which they have. Too many startups, founders and inventors get this equation the [...]

12 04, 2022

First-Mover or Fast-Follower: Which is the right innovation strategy for you?

By |2022-04-12T17:55:23+02:00April 12th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

The early bird catches the worm ... ? What makes more sense: To be the first player in a brand new market, able to be the first (or only) company which customers buy from? To wait until other companies have proven there is a market for a new offering, and then quickly develop and scale [...]