Here’s a video of me talking about a thinking process that I love- it’s called Design Thinking. It’s easy to adopt in your life and work and can make a large impact.
This video is part of the Skool of Creativity course. It’s a comprehensive course on how to think more effectively and have [...]
I am actually a big nature lover and firmly believe nature is an incredible metaphor for looking at the process of creativity and innovation. Let me elaborate. This is how nature does it…
In nature there’s constant competition with the threat of extinction if species can’t keep up. In order [...]
Here’s a half-day training workshop I’ve devised to introduce creative beliefs and design thinking skills. It’s a fantastic eye-opener for business people, entrepreneurs and students that are trying to get to grips with their own innovation challenges. Plus inventing new innovations from everyday products using some creative wizardry is fantastic fun as a group!
Enroll in the Skool of Creativity: Essentials for free and you’ll achieve just that!
There’s so much information out there, with so many supposed experts and ‘gurus’ pedalling their own brand of [...]
What’s the most productive and fun way to come up with the best ideas from a brainstorming session?
Ideas Poker of course!
Ideas Poker works on the basis that truly great ideas form when the best bits of individual ideas are combined. Essentially, you can harness the entire group’s intelligence rather [...]
Today we’re changing the scales to make a regular situation seem funny and harnessing new insights for creative ideas on the Funny Business challenge of ‘making training more memorable’.
A classic example of changing the scales comes from the sitcom Red Dwarf in the episode ‘Backwards’. Rimmer is administering a Starbug driving test for Kryten [...]
This is how overstatement works:
Take a situation, ideally one that’s loaded with a bit of tension. Find the logical response. What would you normally expect to happen? Do the opposite. Make the response unexpected and irrational. Exaggerate to make [...]
Ordinarily the ministry of silly walks would be a totally absurd government department (not wanting to open up a can of worms by using government and absurd in the same sentence!). But in this sequence, [...]
Creativity isn’t just about problem solving. Creativity is about continually exploring alternatives and making progression.
Too often innovation is stifled because people get trapped by complacency. Even successful innovators can become a victim of their own success if they hold fast to their winning idea and don’t adapt to changing conditions. If you only react [...]
Come up with silly ideas. They are a great starting point for new solutions. All you need to do is extract the concepts and themes and bring them back to a greater degree of reality.
Example: How to make your journey to work more enjoyable.
My silly idea is to commute by rollercoaster. Personally I’d love [...]