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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 [...]

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 [...]

6 08, 2018

A creative Artificial Intelligence has just created a short film by itself

By | 2018-08-06T11:16:20+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Creativity|0 Comments

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Computers are becoming creative. Before going any further, watch the short video above. It is a short film called Zone Out, it was created in only 48 hours by a director called Benjamin... ...and it is complete and utter garbage. But that isn't a problem, because [...]

30 07, 2018

How much new blood does a team need to stay productively creative?

By | 2018-07-30T13:14:15+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Creativity|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep teams coming up with breakthrough creative ideas, year after year? One of the secrets is in how often there is an influx of new talent into the team. While it’s tempting to keep successful teams working together on project after project, after a while these teams [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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|1 Comment

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 [...]

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 [...]

14 09, 2017

The Top Reasons We Fail to Achieve Our Creative Goals (And How to Stop It Happening to You)

By | 2017-09-14T17:52:59+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Creativity|0 Comments

There are few things more detrimental to a person’s self-confidence and motivation than failure to achieve the goals they set for themselves. Yet this is something that happens to countless people every day. In fact, around 20 percent of business startups in the US do not reach the end of their second year. It does [...]

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