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6 03, 2019

Pixar Sparkshorts: A great initiative Pixar is using to keep up their creativity

By |2019-03-06T18:12:33+11:00March 6th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

I recently came across a great new initiative by Pixar, the company which disrupted the movie industry with blockbuster hits like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E and The Incredibles. It is called Sparkshorts, and is described as Pixar Artists' Projects. Check out my video above about why the company can benefit from a program like [...]

25 02, 2019

What getting hit in the face by a volleyball taught me about creativity

By |2019-02-25T15:50:27+11:00February 25th, 2019|Creativity, Inspiration|0 Comments

I have an embarrassing story to tell you. Watch the video above to hear me tell it in all its horrible detail. A few months ago, I was at a beach in Sydney, and I saw some guys playing beach volleyball. I played volleyball for many years in London (in the amateur league), but hadn't touched [...]

11 02, 2019

How to Develop The Mind of an Inventor?

By |2019-02-11T19:40:29+11:00February 11th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

Most of us hold a wide variety of misconceptions about what an inventor is or does. We often think of someone who creates something new that has never existed before - out of thin air. Inventors are not people who come up with new things we never had, they simply search for new possibilities, and [...]

24 01, 2019

This is How to Boost Website Traffic Through Content Innovation

By |2019-01-24T11:14:08+11:00January 24th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

Here is an innovative way which companies can use to get more traffic to your site. Do you know what skyscraper pages are? The concept is very simple: these are highly detailed, in-depth content pages that offer an insane amount of value to the reader. In a nutshell, you take old content that's performing well [...]

21 01, 2019

The importance of my “Victory Pizza”

By |2019-01-21T13:03:18+11:00January 21st, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

Celebrating little successes is important. They help you measure whether you are making progress towards your goals, especially if these goals take time to develop (like a creative endeavor or building up an innovative new business). In the video above, I talk about an example from my own life, before I was successful, and how [...]

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+11:00January 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+11:00January 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+11:00December 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+11:00October 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+11:00September 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 [...]

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