12 02, 2018

This new Japanese banana has a peel you can eat

By | 2018-02-12T10:30:45+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

I didn't that I would be writing about innovation in fruit this week. But that is exactly what I found when someone told me about a new type of banana from Japan. D&T farms has found a new way of cultivating bananas which appears to have two very useful perks. This is achieved through a [...]

4 02, 2018

Amazon Go is the future of supermarkets. But right now it allows you to steal tampons.

By | 2018-02-04T11:03:09+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Inspiration|0 Comments

Amazon has just taken another step towards owning your entire shopping experience, by opening the world's first supermarket where you just pick up whatever you want and leave. As shown in the video demonstration above, Amazon Go is a pilot test concept store in Seattle where Amazon is testing out the technology for a fully [...]

3 02, 2018

Elon Musks new $0 salary, and what it can teach us about visionary innovation leaders

By | 2018-02-03T05:10:56+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Leadership|0 Comments

When it comes to innovative business practices, Elon Musk doesn't appear to do anything half-hearted. In fact, we have previously spoken about how Elon Musk shows how you can turn a Twitter complaint into a solution in 6 days. But when it comes to representing an innovative leader, he has just taken his dedication to forward-looking [...]

8 01, 2018

How machines learn (a great video explanation of deep learning)

By | 2018-01-08T10:27:55+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

In today's dose of inspiration, I wanted to give you an insight into one of the most innovative technologies of the past few years which has the potential to revolutionise entire industries: machine learning. If you want to be a startup on the cutting edge of buzzwords, you have two major avenues right now. The first [...]

8 01, 2018

Thinking about being more creative? Why don’t you ask around?

By | 2018-01-08T09:47:19+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Creativity|0 Comments

Research suggests that proactive people, meaning those that take the initiative to change their job or their environment are more creative. Why is that? Because creativity is partly a social phenomenon. Interacting with diverse people, in or outside your working space may open up your mind and help you enrich your ideas. Get more feedback [...]

18 12, 2017

These Xiaogang farmers could have been executed for their innovation in 1978, instead they changed China forever

By | 2017-12-18T13:12:13+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Inspiration|0 Comments

The year was 1978. The location was the small town of Xiaogang, China. And the situation was desperate. But what came next should serve as an inspiration to any leader trying to improve the innovativeness of their teams. After years of governmental and agricultural mismanagement, people in China in the 1970s were starving to death [...]

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|1 Comment

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 [...]

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