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12 08, 2019

How your company strategy may be sabotaging your innovation ambition

By |2019-08-12T20:22:00+10:00August 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+10:00July 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+10:00July 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+10:00June 10th, 2019|Inspiration|0 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+10:00April 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+10:00March 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. [...]

6 03, 2019

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

By |2019-03-06T18:12:33+10:00March 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+10:00February 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+10:00February 11th, 2019|Inspiration|1 Comment

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+10:00January 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 [...]

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