About Nick Skillicorn

Voted as the world's #7 Innovation blogger in 2014, I help individuals and companies build their creativity and innovation capabilities, so you can develop the next breakthrough idea which customers love. Follow me on social media now for his exclusive free insights on creativity and innovation.

January 2017

This engineer replaced a $1,000.00+ medical device with one costing $0.20

By | January 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Sometimes, you need to set yourself really strict constraints in order to come up with the most creative innovations. This is exactly what Manu Prakash did with his team at Stanford when trying to make a better, cheaper way to test blood samples in poorer countries. Check out his video above. He was trying to find a […]

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GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt on why they are scrapping performance reviews to be more like a Startup

By | January 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

General Electric is a great case study for how a large corporation can change their company culture and strategy to become more innovative. In this exclusive interview with Linkedin (video above), CEO Jeff Immelt talks through some of the changes the company is in the process of implementing to adjust to the needs of the future. […]

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Official Top 20 most influential innovation blogs & bloggers: 2016

By | January 13th, 2017|gijs van wulfen, jeffrey baumgartner|

Here is the only impartial list of the best Innovation blogs by the world’s most influential innovation bloggers. Ladies and Gentlemen, I know you care about innovation. But with all of the hundreds of writers out there, it can be tough to know who’s insights and advice are worth your attention. So over the past few […]

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2016’s best innovation blog articles, from the top influential innovation bloggers

By | January 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Sometimes, it is important to take a step back from your own work, and highlight some of the best work from other people around the world. This is especially true in the field of innovation management, which are so broad that it would be impossible to highlight every diverse opinion on how to approach the […]

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10 most popular creativity and innovation articles of 2016

By | January 6th, 2017|News|

Here you will find a list of the Top 10 most popular articles on Idea to Value published in 2016. As Editor, I’m amazingly proud of the rapid growth seen on the site in our first year. We had over 300,000 visitors, with some of our articles going viral and getting thousands of shares as […]

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December 2016

How Steve Jobs predicted what would cause Apple to lose its innovative edge

By | December 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

One of the most misunderstood concepts in innovation management is why some companies can bring their ideas to life and continue innovating, while in other companies good ideas get no traction and die. Apple has long been seen as one of the world’s most innovative companies, but since the passing away of Steve Jobs in […]

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Give the gift of creativity to your family in 2017, and merry Christmas

By | December 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Our Christmas gift to you: Get 25% off your first month of Deep Creativity Training (now only $9) by using the coupon code “THANKSNICK” at checkout. Seasons Greetings from me and everyone else at Idea to Value. It’s been a fantastic first year for us, with so much to celebrate: Starting the website in March Hosting […]

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What Top Gear vs. The Grand Tour teaches us about creativity vs ownership

By | December 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

You may be asking yourself what comparing two shows about fast cars has to do with creativity. The answer is … quite a lot actually. Let me explain. It all comes down to a complicated juggling act which everyone and every company struggles with at one point or another: The legacy of previous ideas vs […]

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Uber’s latest innovation: using a friend’s location as a destination

By | December 22nd, 2016|Inspiration|

Uber, the ride-sharing app already making taxi-services obsolete, has just announced their latest feature, and in my view it is a perfect example of innovation. It allows you to ask a contact whether they will allow you to use their location as a destination for their Uber ride. Genius. Check out the video above to […]

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November 2016

Introducing the new Idea to Value Podcast

By | November 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Hi everyone and welcome to the brand new Idea to Value podcast. A lot of people have been asking me for months whether I would consider putting my knowledge and insights of creativity and innovation into a Podcast, which people could listen to whenever and wherever they liked. Some people also tell me they learn […]

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