14 01, 2019

How to stick to your new year’s resolutions: the scientifically proven way to 2.6x your success rate

By |2019-01-14T10:19:36+00:00January 14th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

With so many people recently making resolutions to improve their habits and lives, I wanted to know what makes it likely to actually achieve what you set out to do. And I came across a great scientific study which shows how you can more than DOUBLE your likelihood of success. And here's the surprising part: [...]

13 01, 2019

Curiosity killed the ape: are wild or captive orangutans more creative?

By |2019-01-13T12:59:46+00:00January 13th, 2019|Creativity|0 Comments

In the video above, I discuss a fascinating set of scientific studies which investigated if wild or captive animals are more creative. I often ask myself the difficult questions, like how creativity evolved. That's why I was so thrilled to find out about the researchers who have made some startling discoveries about curiosity in animals. [...]

13 01, 2019

How can you prevent other people stealing your ideas?

By |2019-01-13T10:04:32+00:00January 13th, 2019|Creativity|0 Comments

It is one of the most common questions I get asked: Nick, I have a great idea but I don't want to share it with anyone in case they steal it. How can I prevent someone from stealing my idea? Wow, if I had a penny for every time I heard that. In the video [...]

12 01, 2019

Why most innovation and creativity training are NOT designed to deliver results

By |2019-01-12T11:36:12+00:00January 12th, 2019|Innovation|0 Comments

Check out the short video above to understand why most innovation and creativity trainers don't actually care about the results for your business. This has been something that has bothered me for all of the years I have been in this industry. It is the difference between what counts as success for you and your [...]

6 01, 2019

Thousands of classic films, books and songs are now free to use in the public domain

By |2019-01-07T17:04:01+00:00January 6th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

As of the 1st of January 2019, thousands of original pieces of art from 1923 have entered the public domain, the first time this has happened in over 20 years. This marks a landmark shift in copyright ownership in the United States, where there will now be an annual release of materials and art first [...]

31 12, 2018

New Year’s Resolution from Idea to Value: More Videos in 2019

By |2018-12-31T05:42:30+00:00December 31st, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

I want to wish you a very happy new year, and hope you enjoy tonight's 2019 New Year's Eve as much as I plan on it. Hopefully, 2018 has been successful for you, with lots of creative ideas, and many of those turned into real innovations. I have been thinking back on the past year, [...]

17 12, 2018

How the Netherlands has innovated agriculture to become the world’s #2 exporter of food

By |2018-12-17T03:44:55+00:00December 17th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

The Netherlands (some will call them Holland) is by many accounts quite a small country. With a land mass of only 41,543 km2, it is approximately the size of Maryland. And the total Dutch population of just over 17 million people is smaller than some of the world's current largest cities. And yet, this country is the [...]

10 12, 2018

This news is incredibly boring but innovative: There is a new definition of a kilogram

By |2018-12-10T06:27:16+00:00December 10th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

Instead of being tied to a physical object in France, the international standard for the kilogram is now based on one of the fundamental constants of nature. And to achieve this, scientists have agreed to change the very definition of one of the constants of physics. You might be asking why I am talking about [...]

6 12, 2018

Idea to Value wins two 2018 MVP awards for best innovation blogs

By |2018-12-06T06:49:54+00:00December 6th, 2018|Inspiration|0 Comments

I am pleased to announce that once again, Idea to Value has been selected as one of the best innovation blogs of the year. The award comes from Business Innovation Brief, which reviews the most popular and informative articles across the largest innovation blogs in the world. They just released their list of winners of [...]

3 12, 2018

How best to use innovation to fight corruption: 2 Case Studies

By |2018-12-03T00:24:55+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Innovation|1 Comment

Corruption is a huge problem. It is estimated by the United Nations that up to 5% of the global economy (estimated to be around $2.6 trillion) is lost to corruption annually. In one case I remember vividly from 2015, Nigeria's former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was arrested for allegedly stealing $2bn [Ed: Yes, that's [...]

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