11 12, 2017

7 Essential Skills Required to Succeed as An Entrepreneur

By | 2017-12-11T10:32:25+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Many entrepreneurs believe that the most important factor that will determine their level of success with a startup relates to their overall experience and skills in the niche area. However, the most successful entrepreneurs have developed a certain set of skills that have helped them reach their goals. While you definitely need nerve and patience [...]

27 11, 2017

Flexing Your (Underused) Creative Muscle: my podcast interview with the Innovation Engine

By | 2017-11-27T11:47:00+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

I was recently interviewed for a podcast by Will Sherlin for his Innovation Engine Podcast, which I wanted to share with you in the embedded file above. Episode Highlights Why do we need to strengthen our creative capabilities? Professor George Land commissioned a longitudinal study following the same group of people over time to see [...]

20 11, 2017

Why didn’t I think of that? A reusable, square wine barrel wins design award

By | 2017-11-20T12:55:05+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Inspiration|0 Comments

Some innovations are just so simple, they make you ask yourself: "Why didn't I think of that???" This is one of those examples. A small family business of Ulrike und Thomas Lutz from Bellheim, Germany has just won a prestigious Design award for an innovation which seems like it took thousands of years and yet [...]

12 11, 2017

This emotional short animation shows how parents inadvertently stifle their children’s creativity

By | 2017-11-12T11:50:01+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Inspiration|0 Comments

This short animated film really got to me. Without speaking a single word, it illustrated how parents who think they are doing what is best for their children may inadvertently be training them to be uncreative. Watch the short film in the video above. Called Alike, it was directed by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano [...]

6 11, 2017

Diminishing law of innovation returns and the problem with “better”

By | 2017-11-06T13:23:31+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Innovation|1 Comment

Every company thinks that they can innovate by making their product better. But eventually, this concept of "better" begins to become irrelevant. If an entire industry is trying to innovate in the same way, eventually progress will become almost impossible to notice from a customer's perspective and innovation will plateau. This is not to say [...]

22 10, 2017

Nick Skillicorn and Idea to Value: now coming to you from Australia

By | 2017-10-22T10:34:35+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|News|1 Comment

Hi everyone, This week's update is going to be a bit more personal. The reason why I haven't been able to release as many articles in the last few weeks is quite simple. Over the past month, I have moved to Sydney, Australia with my lovely girlfriend. I have taken a job with Deloitte's Strategy [...]

8 10, 2017

How to keep our children (and adults) from losing their creativity

By | 2017-10-08T09:51:52+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Creativity|2 Comments

All children are born creative. Yet why is it that when we ask adults, the majority would not describe themselves as being creative anymore? What has happened over those formative years to remove a person’s ability to come up with great new ideas? Can we keep our children creative for longer? And more importantly, is [...]

8 10, 2017

Podcast #024 Prof Lav Varshney – How computers are becoming creative

By | 2017-10-08T09:34:50+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Podcasts|2 Comments

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Professor Lav Varshney from the University of Illinois about progress in the computational field of Artificial Creativity, whether there is a mathematical limit to creativity and whether a computer will ever write a symphony. It's a fascinating episode for anyone who wants to [...]

1 10, 2017

Podcast #023 Dr Valerie Young – The 5 ways people experience Impostor Syndrome

By | 2017-10-01T09:22:54+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk about the Impostor Syndrome with one of the world's leading experts, Dr Valerie Young. This is something which millions of people from all occupations suffer from but may not understand the reasons for. Here, we discuss its causes, effects, and how you can deal [...]

1 10, 2017

7 Ways to Boost Employee Morale in Your Workplace

By | 2017-10-01T09:17:43+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Office morale can directly impact job satisfaction ratings as well as productivity and even talent retention. Unfortunately, some managers and business owners only think about the importance of morale when it sinks to a very low level. The ideal work environment will foster high morale on a regular basis, and this will feed high employee [...]

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