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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: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

28 10, 2018

Art is sometimes just a matter of perspective

By |2018-10-28T11:45:03+00:00October 28th, 2018|Inspiration|0 Comments

I was recently at the excellent Sculptures by the Sea exhibition in Sydney. I spotted the following wonderful set of sculptures along the walk, which looks solid from some angles, but almost turns transparent from directly behind it. Check out the video of it here: Art is sometimes just a matter of perspective #creativity #art [...]

10 09, 2018

What can an electronics scrapyard in Ghana teach us about innovation?

By |2018-09-10T12:33:53+00:00September 10th, 2018|Inspiration|0 Comments

You may have seen the horrific pictures. Boys burning e-waste like circuit boards to extract copper. Inhaling dangerous fumes which shorten their lives. With harmful chemicals seeping into groundwater. Often the images you may have seen have come from electronic scrapyards like Agbogbloshie, a community in Accra, Ghana. But what you don't often see is the [...]

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+00:00February 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 [...]

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+00:00December 18th, 2017|Inspiration|1 Comment

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 [...]

20 11, 2017

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

By |2017-11-20T12:55:05+00:00November 20th, 2017|Inspiration|3 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+00:00November 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 [...]

22 06, 2017

Inspirational and creative furniture made from folding woods

By |2017-06-22T16:34:30+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Inspiration|0 Comments

Check out this video to see some amazingly creative furniture designed by Dutch designer Robert van Embricqs. Created using just a single piece of bamboo and strategically cut and fit together, each piece transforms from a flat slab of wood into a functional piece of furniture. A table. A chair. A bowl. What else could there [...]

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