16 07, 2018

Want to be an artist or designer? New study shows you need rich parents

By | 2018-07-16T13:15:48+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Creativity|0 Comments

A new study by the US Department of Labour has found that people currently in the most creative professions, including Designers, Musicians and Artists, came predominantly from richer parents. The people in these creative professions were by far and away the most likely to be earning significantly less than their parents earned, usually no more than [...]

7 07, 2018

Study shows a desire for startups and corporates to work more together by 2025

By | 2018-07-07T01:36:54+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Innovation|0 Comments

According to a recent study by the Unilever Foundation, there is a strong desire for corporations to improve their innovation capability by working more closely with startups. Based on the results of a recent survey of 204 corporate brand managers and 114 startups about how their companies planned to collaborate together, the following results [...]

1 07, 2018

That cup of coffee is killing your creativity, kid

By | 2018-07-01T10:18:53+00:00 July 1st, 2018|Creativity|0 Comments

That morning cup of coffee may be doing you more harm than good. It is certainly affecting your creativity. What’s the first thing you do when you get to work? Even before you open your email inbox and look through all those requests from managers and colleagues? For a large proportion of people, the very [...]

1 07, 2018

Why is this company giving $1,000 to anyone with an idea?

By | 2018-07-01T10:01:33+00:00 July 1st, 2018|Innovation|0 Comments

With it’s Kickbox programme, Adobe is giving every employee with an idea the opportunity to go out and experiment on it. The smartest part: they’re completely happy for that idea to fail. Adobe as a company has an innate link with creativity. After all, it produces some of the most widely-used software products used in [...]

11 06, 2018

Spirit of innovation: this distillery makes a 20-year rum in only 6 days (99.92% faster)

By | 2018-06-11T13:55:18+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

When people think of innovation, they often think about companies that are doing things in a fundamentally new way to the current status quo. Often, these innovations need to be "better" (itself a tricky thing to define). But not only a little bit better, but substantially better. As Google famously says, they want to be [...]

21 05, 2018

Creative Techniques to Solve Impossible Challenges

By | 2018-05-21T12:42:01+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Creativity|0 Comments

What can you learn about brainstorming from an expert who has led more than 1,000 brainstorming sessions? Ironically, it is that "Brainstorming doesn't work". That comes as advice from a new TEDx talk on creativity by Bryan Mattimore, the co-founder and “Chief Idea Guy” of the Growth Engine Company. [Ed: He's also a great guy] Watch [...]

14 05, 2018

Google Duplex A.I. envisions a future where you are fooled into speaking with robots

By | 2018-05-14T10:00:30+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

What would happen if you got a phone call asking to make an appointment at your business? The person on the other end of the line was friendly and held a completely normal conversation where they answered all of your questions as you would expect. Would you ever even think about whether you might be [...]

2 04, 2018

This innovative software can now recognise thousands of objects in real time

By | 2018-04-03T11:42:58+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

Object recognition has come a long way from the days of Optical Character Recognition being used to recognise text characters. Nowadays, we are using computers to recognise all sorts of things, like voice commands, images or the contents of legal documents. However, one of the most fascinating applications of the improved performance of image recognition [...]

26 03, 2018

Egoistic Altruism – The reason why innovating for individual gain helps everyone

By | 2018-03-26T12:59:01+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Innovation|0 Comments

The video above is a wonderful explanation of a concept of innovation which is so often overlooked: Individuals who lead innovation gain the most from it. But society gains even more overall in the long run. At its most fundamental level, it is driven by the forces of economics. Kurzgesagt, a wonderful Youtube channel explaining [...]

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