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How do you come up with your best ideas?

The World Creativity and Innovation Week started yesterday. It will run from April 15 – 21. With that said, I thought it would be cool to do a series of posts answering some common questions about creativity and innovation. I will start by answering them myself and will appreciate it if you add your own thoughts […]

Disconnect to reconnect: Important creative habit

Although I believe my ability to retain information is pretty good, in recent weeks I’ve felt like it’s been challenged. So, I decided to disconnect from the one source that provides me with most of my information on a daily basis: Twitter. Information is coming at us from every angle and our cognitive abilities are […]

Instagram: Making the common, uncommon

I’m already late to the game with this post. But Instagram recently announced that their popular photo sharing app is now available for Android, so I just jumped in. I had not used Instagram until today so this is all new for me. Verdict: It’s addictive. What stands out for me is that something so simple […]

Creativity comes in twos

Two familiars make one unfamiliar. For example: Magicians + iPads = One awesome presentation. Watch the video below and see for yourself

Can you create value if you’re not curious?

Not as far as I’m concerned. For as long as I can remember it’s always dawned on me that late adopters are not innovative. I mean, how could they be if they are not curious. I know, I know. Sometimes being late to the game is great. There are hundreds of examples of companies that […]

What if you did things wrong?

Dolls are supposed to be cute right? Not so according to UglyDolls. They designed their dolls to be the opposite of conventional wisdom. UglyDolls might have asked themselves: What if we designed our product the wrong way? What if we made dolls that are ugly instead of cute? According to WSJ, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton […]

Innovation must reads of the week: If we had a blank slate

Is Continuous Innovation Too Risky? – Forbes What Does an Innovator Look Like? – The Creativity Post Innovation is a process – Management Innovation eXchange Six Steps to Put Christensen’s Jobs-to-be-Done Theory into Practice – Forbes A recognition that innovation is a complex adaptive system –  @paul4innovating If we had a blank slate – @ovoinnovation