11 11, 2018

Podcast S2E25: Nick White – How DeloitteASSIST innovated healthcare through voice control

By | 2018-11-12T10:00:42+00:00 November 11th, 2018|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Nick White from Deloitte Sydney about a new innovation which has been receiving a lot of attention, called "Deloitte Assist". Deloitte Assist is a way for patients in a hospital to ask for help using their voice, so that nurses and doctors know [...]

28 10, 2018

Art is sometimes just a matter of perspective

By | 2018-10-28T11:45:03+00:00 October 28th, 2018|Inspiration|0 Comments

I was recently at the excellent Sculptures by the Sea exhibition in Sydney. I spotted the following wonderful set of sculptures along the walk, which looks solid from some angles, but almost turns transparent from directly behind it. Check out the video of it here: Art is sometimes just a matter of perspective #creativity #art [...]

18 10, 2018

Neuromarketing: 6 Things Marketers Can Learn from Neuroscience

By | 2018-10-18T11:34:38+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

As much as some creative marketers would like to focus on the extent to which their work is artistry, everything they do is based on consistent principles that are only so flexible. We differ personally in many ways, but human psychology is fairly consistent across all demographics, and we can use what we know about [...]

15 10, 2018

65% of Venture Capital-backed deals fail to return investment, and only 4% make substantial returns

By | 2018-10-15T06:30:18+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Innovation|0 Comments

Everyone knows that investing in innovative new ideas carries a degree of risk. However, new data from Correlation Ventures shows just how risky investing in new companies can be. The chart above shows the financial outcomes for 21,640 different financing deals between 2004 and 2013 (note that these were the total number of deals, not individual [...]

5 10, 2018

New study shows whether collaboration is more effective than working alone (hint: it isn’t the best way…)

By | 2018-10-05T06:49:12+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Innovation|0 Comments

Who is more effective at problem-solving and finding solutions to difficult challenges? Is it groups of people collaborating on the challenge together, or individuals working alone? I came across the answer in a new research paper, and the result surprised me. Most innovation experts would advise that full-time collaboration is a basic requirement for building [...]

5 10, 2018

Build Your Passion: How to Use ION Thinking to Ignite Innovation

By | 2018-10-05T05:22:51+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Creativity|0 Comments

Innovations are the unique and useful outcomes of the process of creativity. Creativity begins with the spark of curiosity. This spark can be fanned through interests, then passion, and then eventually into expertise. Expertise, a deep knowledge and set of skills, is the foundation of creative thinking. Expertise is developed over many years through inbox [...]

10 09, 2018

What can an electronics scrapyard in Ghana teach us about innovation?

By | 2018-09-10T12:33:53+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Inspiration|0 Comments

You may have seen the horrific pictures. Boys burning e-waste like circuit boards to extract copper. Inhaling dangerous fumes which shorten their lives. With harmful chemicals seeping into groundwater. Often the images you may have seen have come from electronic scrapyards like Agbogbloshie, a community in Accra, Ghana. But what you don't often see is the [...]

3 09, 2018

Sydney Innov8rs conference: Come and learn from me and 40+ live innovation speakers

By | 2018-09-03T11:25:12+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Innovation|0 Comments

It's my honor to announce that I will be one of the featured workshop leaders at the upcoming Innov8rs conference in Sydney, Australia, from the 25th -27th September 2018. I will be joining over 40+ other live speakers at this amazing conference. It is a lineup full of innovation experts and practitioners, and the focus [...]

20 08, 2018

Sleeping with the enemy: The pain of innovation disrupting your industry

By | 2018-08-20T09:34:52+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Innovation|0 Comments

I'd like to start today's article with a story about something that shook me up a bit recently. I recently bought a diamond engagement ring at an amazing online store, but needed to get the size adjusted slightly. Instead of sending it back to the USA by post, I decided to find a good quality [...]

6 08, 2018

BBC4 Radio interview with Nick Skillicorn: Creative Kids

By | 2018-08-20T05:53:47+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Creativity, Podcasts|0 Comments

Update: The feedback to my interview has been phenomenal, and the BBC has even selected a snippet featuring me from the full interview to be used for the "Radio 4 in four" highlights show, which you can listen to here: They selected the part where I talk about the simple things you can do on [...]

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