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April 2015

Interview: Nick Skillicorn on Design Pickle Podcast

By |2016-10-28T12:21:51+01:00April 24th, 2015|Blog articles|

My latest interview has just been published, and it's a podcast where Russ Perry from Design Pickle interviews me about the science of creativity and the importance of bringing more variety into our lives. Check it out here. And if you like it, don't forget to share it.

My latest interview with Trend Hunter

By |2016-10-28T12:21:51+01:00April 3rd, 2015|Blog articles|

This week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the team at Trend Hunter, one of the internet's most recognised names in Trend Spotting and analysis with over 60 million monthly readers. You can read my full interview here, which covers: What my overall mission is How I define innovation How I motivate myself [...]

March 2015

Interview: How can companies innovate FASTER?

By |2016-10-28T12:21:51+01:00March 20th, 2015|Blog articles|

In the past month, I was interviewed by CMSWire, a leading online magazine, around my views on helping companies improve their innovation capabilities. Their particular question: How can companies innovate faster than their competitors? Click here to read the article on CMSWire. My primary insight in the article is that if you empower your people to [...]

Why is this company giving $1,000 to anyone with an idea?

By |2016-10-28T12:21:52+01:00March 6th, 2015|Blog articles|

Credit: Adobe With it's new Kickbox programme, Adobe is giving every employee with an idea the opportunity to go out and experiment on it. The smartest part: they're completely happy for that idea to fail. Adobe as a company has an innate link with creativity. After all, it produces some of the most [...]

February 2015

This genius new beehive design is the epitome of innovation

By |2016-10-28T12:21:52+01:00February 27th, 2015|Blog articles|

I fell in love with the simplicity and effectiveness of this new innovation, which redesigns a beehive so making honey is effortless Every now and again, so see something so logical that you ask yourself "Why hasn't anyone thought of that before?" Today I just saw an amazing innovation which I just had to share [...]

Year of the Goat: The perfect time to get creative by slowing down

By |2016-10-28T12:21:52+01:00February 20th, 2015|Blog articles|

Gong Xi Fa Cai. Happy year of the Goat It's the year of the Goat in Chinese Culture. And this means it's good news for anyone trying to be creative Gong Xi Fa Cai! It's Chinese New Year, and this year is the year of the goat (or sheep, depending on who you're [...]

Innovation alert: a full computer for $35

By |2016-10-28T12:21:52+01:00February 6th, 2015|Blog articles|

The Raspberry Pi 2: fits in the palm of your hand, able to stream HD video, and costs only $35 This year you will be able to buy a fully functioning computer, capable of streaming HD video and running Microsoft Office, for $35 The Raspberry Pi foundation made waves a couple of years [...]

January 2015

Microsoft’s new HoloLens is revolutionary, disruptive, and actually useful

By |2016-10-28T12:21:53+01:00January 23rd, 2015|Blog articles|

Virtual Reality is a gimmick that will never catch on in mainstream society. But Microsoft just announced a new Augmented Reality headset that could actually bring a change in the way we interact with technology. In the world of innovation, you can never rest on the idea that your products and research are ahead of [...]

How can we get women innovating more?

By |2016-10-28T12:21:53+01:00January 16th, 2015|Blog articles|

We need to get more women involved in STEM subjects As Intel announced that they will be investing $300million to help address the diversity gap in Technology and Gaming, Improvides considers the gap’s impact on your innovation ability. Here’s a quick challenge for you: Think of any three people who since the year [...]

Nick Skillicorn @Improvides voted one of the best innovation bloggers of 2014

By |2016-10-28T12:21:53+01:00January 9th, 2015|Blog articles|

I had a lovely surprise this morning. Just over a week ago, I found out that I had been nominated as one of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2014 by Innovation Excellence. I managed to make the list in 2013 (my first year) in the position of 38 out of 40, so was hoping [...]