Inspirational articles, e.g. beautiful works

30 12, 2022

Next year, keep your eyes and mind open

By |2022-12-30T14:44:42+01:00December 30th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

I was walking through the forest with my sleeping son, day dreaming, when something stopped me.I was not sure what the feeling was, but it felt out of place and surprising.I looked back, and noticed someone had left a random piece of carrot on a branch.Then as I looked closer, I noticed two more blueberries [...]

23 12, 2022

Happy Holidays from Nick Skillicorn and Improvides

By |2022-12-23T19:13:47+01:00December 23rd, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Hi everyone, With the end of the year and Christmas nearly here, I just wanted to say a big thank you being being part of my community. I am so happy you are here and look forward to providing even more value to you and your teams in 2023. 2022 has been a hell of [...]

5 12, 2022

Tackle the monkey first

By |2022-12-05T21:58:14+01:00December 5th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

When faced with a significantly challenging innovation project, is it worth doing the easy tasks first to get some quick wins on the board, or should you tackle the hardest part of the project? I have been listening to some podcasts with Annie Duke recently, who has a great new book out about when it [...]

10 11, 2022

Nine pregnant women cannot deliver a baby in one month

By |2022-11-08T16:35:30+01:00November 10th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Some things just take time. Traditionally, one of the best ways to speed up the delivery of a project is to allocate more resources to it. After all, if one construction worker can lay 1,000 bricks in one day (note, this is just a guess...), then a hundred construction workers could lay up to 100,000 [...]

30 10, 2022

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

By |2022-10-30T09:19:29+01:00October 30th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

"Art is never finished, only abandoned." A few weeks ago, I came across a fantastic quote on creativity in an interview Todd Henry's podcast and Joey Cofone. They were talking about when to know whether something you are working on is "finished" and ready to be released, and Joey came out with this [...]

10 06, 2022

Would you trust a colleague who stole your ideas?

By |2022-06-10T19:06:51+02:00June 10th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

What is worse? A colleague who steals money? Or a colleague who steals other people's ideas and pretends they came up with them? According to new research by Lilien Ellis just published in June 2022, it seems like stealing other people's ideas is seen as being much worse. Through a series of experiments, Ellis investigated [...]

9 06, 2022

Start small and build momentum

By |2022-06-09T19:48:46+02:00June 9th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Developing a practice of consistently creating requires dedication and grit. After all, professional creatives get on with the act of creating. But if you are just starting out, this can seem overwhelming. Going from not creating and publishing anything, to feeling the pressure of doing this consistently can scare many people off. Especially if they [...]

2 06, 2022

The simple (and advanced) tools i use to run an online business on auto-pilot

By |2022-06-02T22:15:21+02:00June 2nd, 2022|Inspiration|1 Comment

One of the most common questions I am asked is what tools I use to manage my successful online business. Considering I am constantly giving advice on the ways that companies can improve their innovativeness, and people can come up with new business models and business ideas based on their creativity. So, I wanted to [...]

1 06, 2022

When does it make sense to automate?

By |2022-06-01T16:44:08+02:00June 1st, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Innovation teams often see a problem and think that the most effective thing to do is to create a solution for it. Often, this involves developing a solution that automates a task that previously had to be done manually by someone, or at least makes the activity significantly more efficient. However, sometimes the time, effort [...]