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26 08, 2020

This small company achieved a 100-fold increase in production using Toyota methods

By |2020-08-26T17:39:04+02:00August 26th, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments

This video is quite interesting, if you're interested in how quickly a small company can innovate. It is about how a small raincoat production company was asked to produce COVID-19 protective gowns by the Japanese government, but was struggling to meet targets of 10,000 gowns a day. They were used to producing only about 500 [...]

24 04, 2020

Idea to Value awarded as the Innovation blog with the most traffic for 2020!

By |2020-04-24T09:50:36+02:00April 24th, 2020|Inspiration|1 Comment

I'm thrilled to say that Idea to Value has just been awarded the most popular innovation blog of 2020, according to research by Orchidea. They analysed several of the best known innovation blogs out there, and their analysis showed that Idea to Value had the most traffic (people visiting the site) out of all the [...]

23 03, 2020

We need to delay the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

By |2020-03-23T17:47:53+01:00March 23rd, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments

Dear International Olympic Committee – IOC. We need to delay the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, for the following reasons: Japan's elderly population Tokyo's crowded infrastructure The athletes' ability to perform I worked for more than 2 years on the London 2012 Olympics directly with the athletes, and have seen first hand what the Games are like, in [...]

12 03, 2020

When tough times are ahead, you should double down on innovation

By |2020-03-12T17:39:43+01:00March 12th, 2020|Innovation, Inspiration, Leadership|1 Comment

As I’m writing this, the last couple of weeks have been quite eventful around the world. There’s a lot of uncertainty and even panic regarding the coronavirus, its current and potential impact on our economy, and of course, its effects on people all around the world. As a result, we’re seeing more and more action [...]

12 08, 2019

How your company strategy may be sabotaging your innovation ambition

By |2019-08-12T20:22:00+02:00August 12th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

As someone who works for a strategy consultancy, it becomes clear that for most companies, there is a disconnect between what they say their strategy is, and how they actually behave. This can have a profound impact on the likely success rates of innovation in those companies. I recently rewatched the excellent TEDx talk by [...]

26 07, 2019

This artist creates sculptures using only parts from typewriters – the power of creative constraints

By |2019-07-26T17:19:18+02:00July 26th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

Artist Jeremy Mayer creates unbelievable sculptures using only parts from old typewriters. Using these, he creates fantastic models of people, birds, insects and other animals. In the video above, he describes his creative process, which is heavily based on constraints. I have written previously about the creative power of constraints. It is due to the [...]

1 07, 2019

Watch this artist create mirrors from trash, wood, fans and penguins

By |2019-07-01T16:05:11+02:00July 1st, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

When we think of what a mirror looks like, we usually think of a shiny surface which reflects light as a perfect image. However, Daniel Rozin has other ideas. As shown in the video above, Rozin creates amazing mechanical mirrors which mirror an image in a completely different way. Instead of reflecting light, his mirrors [...]

10 06, 2019

14 LGBTQ+ Innovators, Inventors and Scientists who changed the world

By |2019-06-10T17:26:12+02:00June 10th, 2019|Inspiration|2 Comments

This month is Pride Month, during which time the LGBTQ community comes out in force to celebrate their identity. I wanted to write an article celebrating the works of the most influential gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual innovators, inventors and scientists throughout history. However, there was a problem. There are just not many lists of [...]

8 04, 2019

Is Busyness getting in the way of your Business?

By |2019-04-08T21:50:06+02:00April 8th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

In today's generation, there is so much pressure to "hustle" (what some people call Entrepreneurial Porn), that it is leading people to believe you need to be constantly busy in order to be successful. However, this mindset is literally killing thousands of people each year, and is not actually helping them do their best work. [...]

25 03, 2019

How this innovative yet simple drone delivers blood in rural Africa

By |2019-03-25T23:38:09+01:00March 25th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

Amazon may be testing drone delivery for everything from phone cases to toilet paper, but it isn't delivering the lifesaving material that Zipline is in Africa: Blood. Blood transfusions are vital for savings lives. In fact, blood transfusions are the most common procedure performed in hospitals, required for everything from surgery, emergency trauma and childbirth. [...]

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