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December 2014

Top 25 most influential Innovation Blogs & Experts: 2014

By |2016-10-28T12:21:53+01:00December 21st, 2014|Blog articles|

If you want to stay on the cutting edge of innovation insight and techniques, then these are the blogs and experts you need to follow in 2015 2014 has been an excellent year for the spreading of insights around what makes innovation and creativity around the workplace. The proliferation of blogs, LinkedIn groups, podcasts and [...]

November 2014

Ideas are scary – Great video

By |2016-10-28T12:21:54+01:00November 14th, 2014|Blog articles| General Electric produced a wonderful video about one of the main problems related to creativity: The fact that when new ideas are born, they're ugly. They're scary. And sometimes they look very different to how they'll end up. This is why so many great ideas are initially dismissed and left by the wayside. Things [...]

That cup of coffee is killing your creativity, kid

By |2016-10-28T12:21:54+01:00November 6th, 2014|Blog articles|

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 [...]

October 2014

Your creativity evolved around 40,000 years ago

By |2016-10-28T12:21:54+01:00October 10th, 2014|Blog articles|

The Lion Man figurine. Copyright Ulmer Museum Take a good look at the image of this figurine. It is one of the most important clues about what makes you human. It’s called the Der Löwenmensch (The Lion Man), and was discovered in 1939 in a German cave. It is made out of Mammoth [...]

September 2014

Dear Apple: Your designers are killing your business

By |2016-10-28T12:21:55+01:00September 23rd, 2014|Blog articles|

Apple Logo It's official! Apple has taken its focus off the only thing that matters: its customers In many ways, Apple is having an incredible year. Last week it announced not only it's long awaited new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (which have broken sales records by selling more than 10 million units [...]

Getting idea management to work: Interview with Wazoku CEO Simon Hill

By |2016-10-28T12:21:55+01:00September 15th, 2014|Blog articles|

In my latest exclusive interview, I speak to Simon Hill, voted Guardian Small Business Leader of the Year and CEO of Wazoku on what it takes to get idea management systems to actually deliver results. Over the past 5 years, there has been a lot of buzz about software tools which can help companies [...]

Scientists just sent a brain-to-brain message over 5,000 miles

By |2016-10-28T12:21:55+01:00September 5th, 2014|Blog articles|

Source: Grau et al, 2014, PLoS File this one under: Impending telepathic Cyborg takeover According to a new study released by PLoS, a group of scientists have successfully sent a message between two brains, without actually implanting anything in either person. Yes, this was all achieved across a normal skull without any wires being [...]

TEDx Talk: The science of improving your brain’s creativity

By |2016-10-28T12:21:55+01:00September 4th, 2014|Blog articles|

TED has just uploaded the video of my recent speech at TEDx Durham University In it, I go through evidence from recent academic studies which shows how everyone has the ability to improve their creativity over time, and what sort of things can help achieve that aim. For those of you who want [...]

August 2014

Want a new market ready for innovation? Find it on Craigslist

By |2016-10-28T12:21:56+01:00August 26th, 2014|Blog articles|

Andrew Parker's insight into all startup markets already being on Craigslist If you're looking for opportunities to launch new and innovative businesses, the best place to start looking appears to be Craigslist Craigslist is one of the granddaddies of the internet. It's been around since 1995 (older than some entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley!), and [...]