creativity

26 09, 2019

Podcast S2E41: Rodd Chant – What it takes to be a Creative Director

By |2019-09-25T20:53:55+11:00September 26th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode, we speak with Rodd Chant, who describes himself as a Creative Something. Rodd started out in music, before leading Advertising companies in Australia, Singapore, New York, Tokyo and now back in Australia. We talk about what it takes to succeed in the creative industries, and how to lead creative individuals. Topics discussed [...]

17 09, 2019

Podcast S2E39: Bem Le Hunte – How we need to innovate our university education system

By |2019-09-17T23:24:35+11:00September 17th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode, we speak with Bem Le Hunte about her interesting new university curriculum designed to enhance the creativity and innovativeness of her students. Bem is the founding course director for the Bachelors of Creative Intelligence and Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney. Topics discussed in this episode: 00:01:15 - Why education of [...]

16 06, 2019

Podcast S2E37: Duncan Wardle – The former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

By |2019-06-16T19:40:09+11:00June 16th, 2019|Podcasts|1 Comment

Today, we are speaking with the former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle. Can you imagine a job title more closely related to creativity than that? We speak about what it takes for companies to become more innovative, how ideas are developed at Disney and Pixar, and why companies need to embrace [...]

8 04, 2019

Is Busyness getting in the way of your Business?

By |2019-04-08T21:50:06+11:00April 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. [...]

1 04, 2019

How long ago did creativity evolve in humans?

By |2019-04-01T21:25:33+11:00April 1st, 2019|Creativity|0 Comments

Creativity is a uniquely human trait. Many animals have evolved the ability to use tools, but this is usually the result of of them discovering this use by accident and then passing the knowledge on to other members of the group. Even our closest living animal relatives (like chimpanzees and orang-utans) are natually risk averse [...]

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 [...]

13 02, 2019

How to use a vending machine to improve your creativity instantly

By |2019-02-13T16:58:06+11:00February 13th, 2019|Creativity|0 Comments

Want a short term boost to your creativity, while you get a snack at the same time? In the video above, I show you my simple trick (backed by science) on how to change your everyday habits to make you instantly more creative. It is based on research by Dr. Simone Ritter, which shows that [...]

11 02, 2019

The ‘perfect’ office layout for innovation and productivity

By |2019-02-12T12:55:15+11:00February 11th, 2019|Innovation, Podcasts|0 Comments

Contents Future offices need to be flexible The death of open plan offices What office environments make people more creative? The 'perfect' office environment for innovation and productivity Conclusion and sources Everyone has seen pictures of the amazing open plan offices in Silicon Valley startups, which offer their staff quirks and perks: Wall paintings by [...]

1 02, 2019

Is diversity in a team good or bad for innovation?

By |2019-02-01T15:03:34+11:00February 1st, 2019|Leadership|1 Comment

Is diversity actually as good for innovation as most experts say? Or is this just a policy issue which doesn't have much evidence to show performance improvements? In the video above, I go through a series of research studies which provide some numbers behind the assertions. In this article, I go through those studies, as well [...]

1 07, 2018

That cup of coffee is killing your creativity, kid

By |2018-07-01T10:18:53+11:00July 1st, 2018|Creativity|0 Comments

That morning cup of coffee may be doing you more harm than good. It is certainly affecting your creativity. What’s the first thing you do when you get to work? Even before you open your email inbox and look through all those requests from managers and colleagues? For a large proportion of people, the very [...]

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