Innovation is often associated with breakthrough products or services, but what if we said there is something that is transformative in a different way? Systems innovation is a holistic approach that transcends the individual parts to address complex system-level challenges. Let's explore the concept of systems innovation, how it differs ... Read More
Creativity is a muscle that needs to be flexed regularly, and what better way to exercise it than through a simple but engaging exercise - finding ten new uses for e.g. a balloon. It may seem like an everyday object, but the beauty of creativity lies in turning the ordinary ... Read More
In the pursuit of solving problems and generating new ideas, our brain can benefit from unconventional approaches and connections. A creativity technique for this is the use of analogies. Analogies act as mental thought-orientations, enabling us to reframe our perceptions through the lens of unexpected connections between familiar concepts. The ... Read More
Change is a kind of dance between external stimuli and internal motivation. The essence of changing oneself lies in various behavioral factors that drive individuals towards growth and renewal. Exploring these aspects provides insights into the mechanics of change, from the power of direct feedback to self-discipline. The effect of ... Read More
Creativity is a force that drives innovation and progress in various fields. As creators, entrepreneurs or visionaries, we are often inspired by countless ideas bubbling with potential. But the journey from a creative idea to a realized innovation can be daunting, as not every idea translates smoothly into a tangible ... Read More
Dennis Ritchie, the computer scientist who revolutionized the world with his creation of the C programming language and co-development of the UNIX operating system, stands as a visionary whose work continues to shape modern computing. His pioneering contributions and innovative thinking provide invaluable insights in fostering creativity in the field ... Read More
As the calendar turns to a new year, it brings with it a sense of renewal and opportunity. It is a time when many of us reflect on the past and envision a brighter future. Among the countless promises made, I recommend one in particular: the promise to create. The ... Read More
Innovation, the cornerstone of progress, has taken on a new form with the rise of impact innovation. It's not just about new ideas, products or services; it's about catalyzing positive change, addressing societal challenges and making a lasting impact on the world we live in. What is Impact Innovation? Impact ... Read More
The common perception of programming often revolves around logic, algorithms and problem solving. But underneath the surface, programming is a canvas for limitless creativity. Here, in the world of coding, creativity thrives in ways that may surprise many. Let's delve into why programming can be a playground for the creative ... Read More
Gene Wilder, the comic genius behind iconic roles in films such as "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory", ”Blazing saddles” and "Young Frankenstein," captivated audiences with his unique brand of creativity. His ability to infuse wit, depth and emotional resonance into characters offers profound lessons for aspiring creatives. Let's uncover ... Read More
Creativity knows no bounds, and Stephanie "Steve" Shirley exemplifies this truth through her groundbreaking journey in the world of technology. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, she broke barriers, redefined workplace norms and championed innovation. Here are invaluable lessons we can learn from Stephanie Shirley's remarkable story. Embrace the unconventional Shirley, ... Read More
Creativity is an intangible force that breathes life into our imagination. Shigeru Miyamoto, the genius behind Nintendo's iconic games such as Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong, stands as a beacon of innovation and creativity in the gaming industry. His approach to game design and storytelling gives us valuable lessons for ... Read More
Monty Python, the legendary comedy troupe, revolutionized humor and creativity in entertainment. Their irreverent, absurd and cutting-edge approach to comedy offers a treasure trove of insights to fuel creativity. Let's consider the invaluable lessons we can take from Monty Python's groundbreaking journey. Embrace the absurd and the unexpected Monty Python's ... Read More
Oh, Santa Claus, the jolly man with a white beard and a penchant for chimney navigation. Have you ever wondered if this festive old man is creative and innovative? Let's delve into the world of Santa's workshop and uncover the reasons why this legendary figure is a true trailblazer. The ... Read More
A beacon of passion and resilience, Frida Kahlo used more than the artistic canvas to become an icon of creativity. Her art not only reflected her innermost feelings but also encapsulated universal themes of pain, identity and strength. But what lessons can we learn from Frida Kahlo's captivating artistic legacy ... Read More
Anna Wintour stands as a strong expression of creativity in the fashion industry, reshaping trends and setting standards for decades. Her pioneering spirit and unwavering commitment provide invaluable insights into cultivating creativity and influence. Here are some lessons we can learn from Anna Wintour's extraordinary journey. Visionary leadership Wintour's leadership ... Read More
In a world where conformity often reigns, creativity and innovation stand as rebels against the status quo, defying norms, challenging established beliefs and provoking discomfort before initiating transformation. But the path to true innovation is lined with paradoxes and non-intuitive truths that require exploration and understanding. If everything feels good, ... Read More
The relationship between diversity and innovation is a fascinating interplay that significantly affects the dynamics of creative processes and problem-solving processes. Let's explore how diversity catalyzes innovation, tapping into the Medici effect to harness diversity's potential. The Medici effect: Diversity breeds innovation The Medici effect, coined by Frans Johansson, highlights ... Read More
The distinction between a finding and an insight can be crucial in various fields, especially in the fields of creativity and organizational development. Let us delve into understanding these terms, their meaning and the transition process between them. Understand results and insights Observations or findings usually refer to raw data ... Read More
Innovation is about creating ground-breaking ideas and about the courage to act on them. It is a combination of calculated risk and decisive action that drives progress. Innovation is often synonymous with risk-taking. It is about stepping into the unknown, about the leap of faith that propels us towards new ... Read More
The saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" encapsulates a paradox built into our pursuit of progress. Often it is more challenging to improve something that already works than to fix what is broken. This paradox underscores the necessity of starting anew, from a clean slate, to foster true ... Read More
In the realm of the unpredictable lies the fascinating world of exponential growth. People often struggle to understand the enormous potential contained in the concept of exponential progress. From the innocuous act of taking 30 exponential steps to the remarkable spread of a water lily across a pond or the ... Read More
In our consumer-driven society, it's not just wear or old age that determines when something becomes "trash". It is a complex interplay of feelings, memories, respect and the inherent history behind the object that creates value. Using the analogy of a Rolling Stones t-shirt, let's delve into the multifaceted aspects ... Read More
In the world of second-hand trading, color may not be just a visual aspect; it can also be an important driver of value and perception. The perception of color in the secondary market could go beyond a pure aesthetic preference and be a nuanced interplay of subjectivity, match precision, brand ... Read More
In a world driven by consumption, the traditional linear economic model seems increasingly peculiar when viewed through the lens of a circular economy. The linear model, characterized by the take-do-throw method, appears paradoxical in various aspects of our modern existence. Let's explore why the linear approach seems out of sync ... Read More
In a world characterized by unprecedented complexity and rapid change, the traditional approach of relying solely on hard processes—efficiency-driven, predefined paths to goals—is no longer sufficient. The dawn of a new era requires a paradigm shift toward embracing lean processes—fluid, adaptable practices that prioritize exploration, creativity, and continuous evolution. This ... Read More
On the journey towards a more sustainable and circular business model, creating a give-and-take arrangement within your company appears to be a simple but smart solution. This approach not only addresses the challenge of excess materials but also fosters a culture of sharing, innovation and knowledge exchange between employees. It ... Read More
As our world grapples with the bizarre reality of natural resource depletion, the concept of scarcity is no longer an abstract idea but a pressing reality. The decreasing amount of resources in nature causes a paradigm shift in how we perceive, use and above all value products. This shift towards ... Read More
In the quest to create a sustainable and circular business model, modern companies increasingly realize the importance of making Mother Nature their highest priority customer. As companies navigate the complex landscape of balancing profitability with sustainability, adopting a business model that prioritizes the environment becomes not just a choice but ... Read More
In the intricate complexity of global challenges, conflicting goals often stand as major barriers. But paradoxically, these conflicts can serve as a breeding ground for fostering innovative solutions. The interplay of divergent goals within the global agenda presents a unique opportunity – an opportunity to harness the power of creative ... Read More
In the ever-changing manufacturing landscape, a paradigm shift is underway with the rise of micro-factories. These often more compact, versatile production units rewrite the rules of traditional manufacturing, providing a host of benefits and innovations. Let's delve into what a micro-factory is and explore the compelling reasons why it stands ... Read More
Benjamin Franklin, a versatile person of the 18th century, left an indelible mark on history with his multifaceted talents and innovative thinking. His ingenuity and creative prowess offer a wealth of lessons for those who wish to cultivate their own creativity. Here are some important insights we can glean from ... Read More
Hayao Miyazaki, the visionary animator and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, is a maestro in the realm of creativity. His unparalleled ability to create enchanting worlds and tell captivating stories offers a treasure trove of lessons for those who want to unleash their own creative potential. Here are some key insights ... Read More
Walt Disney was a pioneer in the entertainment industry and left an indelible mark on the world with his boundless creativity. His ability to dream big, take risks and turn imagination into reality offers a wealth of lessons for those looking to unlock their own creative potential. Here are some ... Read More
In the journey of self-development, the ability to say "no" is an often underestimated yet transformative skill. Far from being a simple rejection, saying "no" is a strategic decision that opens the door to a multitude of "yeses"—affirmations that pave the way for personal and professional growth. But how can ... Read More
"All creation begins with destruction." These words, famously uttered by the visionary artist Pablo Picasso, echo through the corridors of creativity, transcending the boundaries of art and permeating diverse worlds of human innovation. But why does the transformative power of destruction act as a catalyst for new thinking and the ... Read More
What is a blue zone? Blue Zones are geographic regions where people exhibit remarkable longevity and general well-being. These areas, identified by lower rates of chronic diseases and higher life expectancy, have become a source of inspiration for healthier living worldwide. As we delve into the concept of Sustainable Zones, ... Read More
In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) plays a critical role in improving the innovation process. From idea generation to product realization, AI services offer a myriad of tools and techniques that can drive creative thinking to unprecedented heights. Idea generation When it comes to brainstorming new concepts, ... Read More
In the world of contemporary marketing and entrepreneurship, one name stands out as a beacon of creativity and innovation: Seth Godin. With his deep insights and game-changing strategies, Godin has redefined how we perceive and practice creativity. Let's delve into the key lessons we can learn from this master of ... Read More
In the world of leadership and personal development, Simon Sinek is a name that resonates with many. Known for his powerful insights into leadership, motivation and the human experience, Sinek has also shared valuable wisdom. Let's explore some of the key lessons we can learn from Simon Sinek's perspective related ... Read More
The shift towards circular ecosystems presents a complex transformation involving multiple stakeholders. But within a business or organization there is a level of control that allows for the growth of this ecosystem within self-defined parameters. To truly realize the potential of a circular economy, companies must adopt a holistic approach ... Read More
In the fast-paced and competitive world of business, it's easy to get caught up in short-term gains and instant success. But the most successful entrepreneurs and leaders understand the great benefits of adopting a long-term perspective. While it may seem counterintuitive to think in terms of decades, let alone centuries, ... Read More
In the start-up economy, the once revered model of the "hockey stick" with a huge short-term profit is losing its luster. This outdated mindset of a large amount of profit-money is giving way to a profound change in focus. It is becoming increasingly clear that a large short-term profit that ... Read More
In the pursuit of innovation, there is a common tendency to aim for the low-hanging fruits that are readily available, often ignoring the more complex challenges that require significant effort and resources. But real progress lies in rising toward the high-hanging fruit, and embracing complex problems that require a deeper ... Read More
In the fast-paced world of innovation and progress, the fear of failure often looms over every bold step forward. But contrary to popular belief, failure is not always a dead end. In fact, when approached with the right mindset, failure can pave the way for breakthrough discoveries and transformative success ... Read More
In the world of innovation, leaders are constantly faced with complex challenges where the right way forward may not always be clear. This is where the Cynefin framework, developed by Dave Snowden, becomes an invaluable tool. By categorizing problems into different domains, it offers innovation leaders a structured approach to ... Read More
In the dynamic landscape of modern business life, it is sometimes better to measure change than concrete results because the way we measure results often hinders innovative leaps. This shift in perspective in measurement is particularly clear in connection with transformation. For example, in the transition from a linear to ... Read More
In the world of science, art and innovation, there is one concept that always catches our attention: self-organizing systems. These systems, where order emerges from seemingly chaotic interactions, have given rise to a wealth of experiments that amaze, inspire and challenge our understanding of complexity and our ambitions to order ... Read More
In the pursuit of positive change, innovation is not limited to technological advances alone. One of the most fascinating approaches to driving behavioral change is to harness the principles of self-organizing systems. Imagine a world where behavioral change to create a better world is not mandatory, but rather emerges naturally ... Read More
In a world driven by the pursuit of material wealth, it is important to recognize the importance of being rich in ideas, rather than being rich from ideas. While financial success has its place, fostering innovative thinking offers a myriad of benefits that extend far beyond financial gain. Let's delve ... Read More
In today's ever-changing and competitive world, creating a robust and focused idea concept is critical to giving your idea the space it deserves. Understanding what a concept is and how to articulate it clearly and effectively can be the difference between the success and failure of an idea. Let's dive ... Read More
In creativity, the pursuit of effective problem-solving techniques is unceasing. Here is the Six Thinking Hats method as a prominent tool, revered for its innovative approach. But despite its initial allure, there are some fundamental flaws that should be considered before applying it. More complex than it seems Undoubtedly, the ... Read More
In the ever-changing landscape of creativity and innovation, we are constantly striving for new and ground-breaking ideas. Over time, the role of AI, such as ChatGPT, in evaluating these ideas has piqued our curiosity. We want to know if AI can be more than just a tool – can it ... Read More
In the dynamic world of professional development, assessing one's or a colleague's suitability for a work role is crucial. Commitment and competence are two important dimensions that play a decisive role in determining whether someone is suitable for a job or not. In this blog post, we will explore a ... Read More
In the world of used clothing, trust is everything. Both buyers and sellers need certainty in various aspects of their transactions, from the condition of the item to the reliability of the other party. Could user ratings be a decisive factor that has the potential to revolutionize the used clothing ... Read More
In the quest to increase innovation within an organization, there are different approaches, each adapted to the unique characteristics of the organization in question. Two commonly discussed methods are top-down and bottom-up. However, there is another method, the Perculator model, which offers some advantages in promoting innovation. The top-down approach ... Read More
Fostering creativity and innovation within a team or organization often begins with formulating the right challenge. Many believe that simply identifying the area of ​​creativity is enough, neglecting the importance of creating a well-defined question. But does it really make a difference? Does it matter how we design a challenge? ... Read More
In today's world, there is a consensus that a circular transition is necessary. Both companies and society need to adopt more circular processes and use resources and materials in a sustainable way. While many organizations make incremental improvements, it is important to recognize that moving from a linear to a ... Read More
A circular transition involves significant changes that often require a complete overhaul of the traditional business model. It often involves creating new partnerships, adopting innovative product handling methods, implementing alternative payment systems and establishing new transport flows. This requires an entrepreneurial mentality, a willingness to take risks and an eagerness ... Read More
Innovation is an exciting journey filled with countless challenges waiting to be conquered. But in the midst of the maze of problem solving, the most frightening aspect can be the reactions of others to the changes that innovation brings. Let's explore how your reaction to criticism can either fuel or ... Read More
Production and manufacturing is a complex web of processes and operations. Whether it's creating new items or selling used products such as clothing, each step in the production cycle and handling has its challenges. Let's explore why the bottlenecks in second-hand production on a larger scale differ markedly from those ... Read More
Creativity, the fuel that drives innovation and drives progress, is a valuable asset in today's world. With the promise of improving our problem-solving skills and sparking new ideas, thinking methods designed to increase creativity have been shown to be effective. Yet a strange phenomenon remains - why don't people flock ... Read More
Innovation is often seen as the driving force behind progress, the engine that drives society and business forward. But a fundamental aspect of innovation that is often overlooked is the idea that just because something isn't wrong, doesn't necessarily mean it's right. In this text, we explore the paradox of ... Read More
Discipline has long been considered a valuable quality in our society. From early childhood we are taught to follow rules, adhere to schedules and meet external expectations. Discipline, when enforced, can certainly help maintain order and structure. But there is another form of discipline that is often overlooked but has ... Read More
Workshops are invaluable tools for brainstorming, problem solving and decision making. They provide a structured environment where participants can collaborate and generate innovative ideas. A peculiar but effective technique for workshop facilitation is the use of a 2x2 matrix. Here we will explore a way to facilitate a workshop using ... Read More
In the business world, understanding the S-curve is like having a roadmap for innovation. This graphical representation explains the life cycle of innovations, products or technologies as they move from inception to maturity. The S-curve has a profound impact on understanding the need for innovation, guiding organizations through the stages ... Read More
In an age where environmental concerns are paramount, companies are under increasing pressure to address their carbon footprint and climate impact. But why should companies bother to calculate their climate benefit, and when is it crucial to do so? Let's go into the importance of quantifying climate impacts and explore ... Read More
As an innovation leader, it is your responsibility to ensure that innovation takes place. This means that you must be prepared to take risks and at the same time minimize them. Simply putting all resources into a single idea is rarely the best strategy. Instead, it requires you to balance ... Read More
Brainstorming is a powerful tool for harnessing a group's collective creativity to generate innovative ideas and solutions. But doing it right can make all the difference between a productive session and a fruitless "meeting." Let’s explore the key steps to effective brainstorming and give you practical tips to ensure success ... Read More
In the pursuit of innovation and problem solving, the first and most critical step is often to find the right question to work with. The "Why-How Elevator" as a method is inspired by the metaphor of an elevator with two buttons, Why (up) and How (down), offers a creative approach ... Read More
In the ever-changing landscape of professional development and innovation, events like hackathons and workshops have been popular. Both serve as powerful tools for learning, collaboration and problem solving. However, they differ in their format, goals and results. Let's explore the key differences between hackathons and workshops, using some simple examples ... Read More
Creativity is about connecting things in new and unexpected ways. The key word here is "unexpected". It is often said that a creative idea must meet three criterias: it must be new, different and unexpected. Let's explore the exciting relationship between creativity, humor and, that’s right, the unexpected as our ... Read More
In that world of innovation and creation, there are countless products that flourished from the creative thoughts of creators. Here's a look at some of the famous and some lesser known examples of products that are clearly the result of creativity. We start with the famous ones: 1. Post-it notes ... Read More
In a world facing environmental challenges and growing resource scarcity, the concept of circular business ideas is becoming increasingly prominent among investors. Although circular ideas may seem less profitable upfront compared to linear business models, they will be superior investments in the long run. Let's explore how circular business strategies ... Read More
Leading creative processes can be an intricate and is an often underestimated art. While many of us are comfortable being creative ourselves, guiding others through a creative journey is quite another. Let's explore the challenges and progression of becoming an effective creative process workshop leader. From initial enthusiasm to mastery ... Read More
Innovation work can be a roller coaster filled with peaks and valleys. It is a dynamic process that often demands more than it gives. In this post, we delve into the world of innovation and explore the challenges faced by those who initiate creative ideas. Despite significant contributions, idea generators ... Read More
Are you someone who often ends up in a comfort zone, avoids risks and seeks security? Does conflict make you anxious and do you struggle to embrace complexity? You may be tired and the thought of planning for the future seems overwhelming. If you relate to these feelings, fear not; ... Read More
Albert Einstein is widely regarded as one of the most creative and innovative thinkers of all time. His scientific achievements have had a profound impact on our understanding of the universe. Let's explore some of the key insights we can learn from Einstein about creativity. Think outside the box Einstein ... Read More
Pablo Picasso is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential artists of the 20th century. His creative approach to art and life has inspired generations of artists and thinkers. Let's explore some of the key insights we can learn from Picasso about creativity. Embrace change Picasso was ... Read More
Becoming an effective innovation leader is a unique journey that demands a blend of creativity, experience, and the ability to navigate uncharted territory. In this blog post, we'll delve into the qualities and experiences required to excel in the role of an innovation leader. Do Innovation Leaders Need to Be ... Read More
Leonardo da Vinci is widely regarded as one of the most creative and innovative thinkers of all time. His artistic and scientific achievements have had a profound impact on our understanding of the world. Let's explore some of the most important insights we can learn from da Vinci about creativity ... Read More
In a world driven by information and instant answers, the importance of thinking and being creative often takes a backseat. We find ourselves in a cycle of seeking solutions from what we already know, often missing out on the transformative power of creative thinking. It's time to break free from ... Read More
Charles Darwin is best known for his pioneering work in biology and the theory of evolution. But Darwin was also a creative thinker who approached his research with curiosity, observation and experimentation. Let's explore some of the key insights we can learn from Darwin about creativity. Embrace curiosity Darwin was ... Read More
Curiosity is often cited as a key characteristic of highly creative individuals. It's easy to see why: curiosity inspires us to explore, experiment and learn new things. When we are curious, we are more likely to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and seek new ideas and perspectives. This in turn can ... Read More
Hedy Lamarr was widely known as a Hollywood actress and a glamorous femme fatale on the silver screen in the 1940s. But beyond her stunning looks and acting career, Hedy Lamarr had a brilliant and innovative mind that made significant contributions to the field of technology. Her creativity and ingenuity ... Read More
Brainstorming is a powerful tool for idea generation and fostering creativity. It involves gathering a group of people to generate new ideas, solve problems, or identify opportunities. However, brainstorming isn't just about bringing people together and expecting great ideas to magically appear. The environment in which brainstorming takes place is ... Read More
Katherine Johnson, a mathematician and pioneering African-American woman, made significant contributions to NASA's space program during a time when segregation and discrimination were rampant. Her remarkable work as a "human computer" for NASA's early space missions, including the Apollo moon landings, has only recently received widespread recognition. Beyond her groundbreaking ... Read More
Creativity is not limited to traditional art forms; it can also be found in unexpected places, such as the culinary world. Massimo Bottura, a famous Italian chef and restaurateur, is a perfect example of how creativity can be expressed through food. As the founder and owner of the three-Michelin-star restaurant ... Read More
Innovation is the lifeblood of growth and success for any organization. It is a process that involves generating, developing and implementing new ideas to solve problems or create opportunities. But despite its importance, many companies struggle to manage their ideas effectively, leading to failures in their innovation efforts. Let's explore ... Read More
Creativity is a powerful force that allows us to express ourselves, share our stories and connect with others. A prominent figure in the literary world who has captivated readers with her unique voice and storytelling ability is Zadie Smith. As an acclaimed British novelist, essayist and short story writer, Smith ... Read More
Creativity is like a vast landscape waiting to be explored. Often it just takes a unique perspective or a new approach to discover new ideas. If you are looking for a method to expand your creative horizons and create innovative solutions, look no further than using the Timeline as a ... Read More
Stephen Hawking was a renowned physicist known for his pioneering work in cosmology and theoretical physics, as well as his resilience in the face of physical challenges. He had a unique approach to creativity that can inspire us all to think outside the box, challenge the norm and explore the ... Read More
Looking for a new way to generate ideas? Sometimes the key to unlocking creativity lies in stepping into someone else's shoes. While it is common to involve a customer to understand their needs, there is a unique twist that makes this method a creative method – role play. Instead of ... Read More
Creativity is fascinating. It sometimes seems like a mysterious force that strikes when you least expect it. But there are methods you can use to consciously awaken creativity on demand! Enter the world of Random words – a technique based on the idea that new ideas emerge as new connections ... Read More
Lise Meitner was a pioneering physicist who made pioneering contributions in the field of nuclear physics. Despite many challenges and discrimination as a woman in the male-dominated scientific community of her time, Meitner's relentless pursuit of knowledge, tenacity and creative thinking led to significant discoveries that changed our understanding of ... Read More
Are you tired of negative attitudes stifling creativity during brainstorming sessions? Do sarcastic remarks and cynicism often overshadow innovative ideas? If so, it's time to introduce a game-changing tool into your creative process: the Plus-Card method. What Is the Plus-Card Method All About? The Plus-Card method revolves around depersonalizing negative ... Read More
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was not only a prominent civil rights activist and leader in the fight against racial discrimination, but also a creative visionary who revolutionized the landscape of social change. His powerful speeches, strategic organizing, and unwavering commitment to nonviolent resistance transformed the civil rights movement and ... Read More
Creativity is a force that allows us to create completely new ideas by combining elements from diggerent sources. In the world of innovation, there is an easy-to-use method that encapsulates this, the "Move Properties" approach. This creative technique involves merging the defining characteristics of one thing with another, which, in ... Read More
Creativity is a force that drives innovation, progress and change. It has the potential to change the world we live in and shape our future. When it comes to understanding the dynamics of creativity, Milton Friedman, renowned economist and Nobel laureate, has valuable insights to offer. Friedman's work on economics ... Read More
As a pioneering computer scientist and US Navy rear admiral, Grace Hopper left an indelible mark on the field of computer programming and innovation. Her groundbreaking work and innovative approach to problem solving continues to inspire and provide valuable lessons about creativity and innovation. Let's explore seven key lessons we ... Read More
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was an Indian independence activist who led India to independence through non-violent civil disobedience. He was a highly creative individual who pioneered the use of non-violent methods in political and social change. Let's explore some of the key insights we can learn ... Read More
Ludwig von Mises, an Austrian economist and philosopher, is considered one of the most influential economists of the 20th century. Known for his contributions to the Austrian School of Economics, von Mises had a unique perspective on human agency, individualism, and the role of creativity in society. Let's explore the ... Read More
On our journey towards a more sustainable future, visionary individuals have played a crucial role in shaping our understanding and commitment to the principles of the circular economy. One such notable figure is Ellen MacArthur, a world-renowned sailor turned circular economy advocate. Through his passion for sailing and his commitment ... Read More
Idea generation is a fascinating process that often takes us on a journey of imagination and discovery. But once we have a collection of ideas, sorting through them can be a daunting task. It's important to recognize that ideas come in different stages of completeness, and our natural inclination is ... Read More
In life, we all have personal truths that matter to us—unique characteristics, needs, and experiences that shape our perspectives and define who we are. Although some truths may seem universal, they often meet specific individual needs. Depending on whether you feel normal, distracted, forgetful, a chronic procrastinator or an extrovert, ... Read More
Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher, was a prolific thinker and a famous polymath who made significant contributions to various fields, including philosophy, ethics, politics, and more. His philosophies have had a profound impact on human knowledge and continue to influence our understanding of the world today. In addition to his ... Read More
Many people think circular transformation for a company is difficult when the company has worked with a certain business model for many, many years. However, many make it unnecessarily difficult by trying to transform the organization in a way that goes against the built-in way of innovating. There are different ... Read More
Have you ever noticed that some of your best ideas seem to hit you in the shower? Or perhaps during moments when you are engaged in a meditative activity? It's not just a coincidence. In this fast-paced world, finding moments of stillness and engaging in meditative pursuits can not only ... Read More
In today's culture, productivity is highly valued above all else. We believe that the more we accomplish at work, the better. Many of us constantly feel guilty about tasks we think we don't have enough time for. When we add family commitments, exercise, and leisure activities to the mix, we ... Read More
When it comes to evaluating ideas, a structured approach can provide invaluable insights and clarity. An effective tool for this purpose is the 2x2 matrix, a simple but powerful framework that allows us to visualize and compare different aspects of our ideas. Let's explore five practical examples of 2x2 matrices ... Read More
In the world of fashion, there are always designers pushing the boundaries, challenging norms and redefining the industry. Alessandro Michele, creative director of Gucci, and Demna Gvasalia, creative director of Balenciaga, are two such visionaries who have made waves with their unique approaches to creativity. Let's explore what we can ... Read More
Life is full of ups and downs, and how we perceive and react to the obstacles we face greatly affects our overall experience. Sometimes it can be challenging to maintain a healthy perspective and distance yourself from the problems and various aspekts that may arise. At such moments, it can ... Read More
John Stuart Mill, the British philosopher, economist and social reformer, was known for his profound contributions to the fields of philosophy, economics and political theory. He was a prominent advocate of individual freedom and critical thinking, and his work continues to influence modern thought. While Mill's work primarily focused on ... Read More
Change always carries risks, but what we often fail to consider is that there is also a risk in doing nothing. Undertaking a significant transformation that involves redefining a company's vision and business model is a substantial risk. It's like reshaping a company into an entirely new entity. However, if ... Read More
When it comes to groundbreaking thinkers and innovators, Galileo Galilei is a name that stands out. As an Italian physicist, mathematician and astronomer in the 17th century, Galileo made significant contributions to fields such as astronomy, physics and the scientific method. But beyond his scientific achievements, Galileo's approach to creativity ... Read More
Trix and Robert Haussmann are renowned Swiss architects and designers known for their bold, experimental and unconventional approach to creativity. With a career spanning five decades, Haussmann has pushed the boundaries of architecture and design, challenging established norms and redefining the possibilities for creative expression. Here are some valuable lessons ... Read More
Writing a business plan may seem simple at first glance. It usually contains Wellness known  components, such as background information, the problem in the market, value proposition for solutions that can be offered, market analysis, competitor assessment, budget and information about the organization that will implement the business plan. While ... Read More
As humans, creativity is an inherent part of our nature. It's what drives us to innovate, imagine and express ourselves in unique and meaningful ways. Throughout history, philosophers have pondered the nature of creativity, and Baruch Spinoza, a 17th-century Dutch philosopher and rationalist, had a unique perspective that can offer ... Read More
The Crazy 8 method of creative thinking is a fast, high-energy method for generating new ideas and overcoming creative blocks. Here's how to use the Crazy 8 method: Step 1: Ask everyone involved (or yourself) to take out a plain white paper Step 2: Divide the paper into 8 squares ... Read More
Data has increasingly become a source of inspiration and creativity. With the exponential growth of data sources and the tools to analyze them, organizations and individuals alike are discovering the transformative power of data to create new ideas and innovation. But how can data create innovation? There are several paths ... Read More
In the fast-paced world of startups and entrepreneurial businesses, two terms often come up: incubation and acceleration. These terms refer to distinct approaches aimed at supporting the development of businesses and solutions. Here we will explore the differences between incubation and acceleration, highlighting their respective roles, methods and outcomes. So ... Read More
Innovation Commons differs from ordinary innovation in several important aspects. While regular innovation typically occurs within the confines of single organizations or small teams, the Innovation Commons expands the reach by bringing together a variety of individuals, organizations and communities to collaborate and share knowledge. Here are some distinguishing features ... Read More
While there are similarities between the Innovation Commons and Open Innovation concepts, there are also important differences in their focus and approach. Let's explore these differences to understand the concepts. The scope of the collaboration Innovation Commons focuses on creating a collaborative environment where different individuals and organizations come together ... Read More
Innovation Commons is a kind of space where ideas can flourish, collaboration thrives and ground-breaking innovations are born. Let's delve into the concept of Innovation Commons, explore what it is, what its purpose is, and look at some examples. So we embark on a journey through the fascinating realm of ... Read More
When you work in the field of innovation, it is common to have a positive outlook on the world and juggle multiple tasks at the same time. However, it is natural that things get out of control and that you struggle with priorities. What do you do when you don't ... Read More
Innovation has always been driven by human curiosity and ingenuity. However, one of the most remarkable sources of inspiration lies right outside our windows - nature itself. Biomimicry, a creative method that draws inspiration from the brilliance of the natural world, offers a path to sustainable and cutting-edge solutions. Let's ... Read More
The design and innovation company IDEO has developed various methods and approaches to foster creativity and generate innovative ideas. One of the methods they use is called "Observation". Observation is a technique used to gain insights and inspiration by carefully observing people, environments and experiences in their natural settings. By ... Read More
When it comes to innovation and creativity, idea generation is a crucial step towards problem solving and driving change. But organizing and managing these ideas in a good way to take them forward can be a challenge. That's where the "3 Box Method" comes in. Developed by Vijay Govindarajan, a ... Read More
Xerox Labs, also known as the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), is a research and development company that has contributed significantly to the development of modern computing and information technologies. Here are some of the key lessons we can learn about creativity from Xerox Labs: Create an environment that ... Read More
David Bowie was an iconic musician, artist, and cultural figure who inspired generations with his music and artistry. He was known for his constantly evolving style and creative approach to his work. We'll explore some of the key insights we can learn from Bowie about creativity. Take Risks One of ... Read More
Creativity knows no bounds and can be applied to various fields, including architecture and urban design. One notable figure in this realm is Alejandro Aravena, a Chilean architect, and winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2016. Aravena is renowned for his innovative and socially-conscious approach to design, with ... Read More
Marie Curie, a pioneering scientist and the first woman to win Nobel Prizes in two different fields (physics and chemistry), is renowned for her groundbreaking contributions to science and her remarkable achievements as a female scientist in a male-dominated field. Beyond her scientific accomplishments, Marie Curie's approach to creativity offers ... Read More
Sir Isaac Newton, a renowned mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, is considered one of the greatest scientists in history. His groundbreaking work laid the foundation for modern physics and mathematics, and his creative approach to problem-solving and discovery continues to inspire us today. Let us explore the lessons we can learn ... Read More
Alan Turing, widely regarded as the father of computer science and a key figure in the development of artificial intelligence, was not only a brilliant mathematician and computer scientist, but also a highly creative thinker. His groundbreaking work on the Turing machine, which laid the foundation for modern computing, and ... Read More
Alfred Hitchcock is renowned as one of the most influential filmmakers in history, known for his innovative and suspenseful storytelling, and his unique approach to filmmaking. His creative genius has left a lasting impact on the world of cinema and continues to inspire filmmakers and creatives to this day. So, ... Read More
Creativity is a multifaceted and complex process that takes many forms, from music and art to writing and design. As creatives, we often seek inspiration from those who have mastered their craft and made a significant impact in their respective fields. One such creative icon is David Byrne, the renowned ... Read More
Creativity is a powerful force that can transform industries, break barriers, and captivate audiences. As creatives, we can draw inspiration from the trailblazers who have pushed the boundaries of what is possible, challenging norms and redefining creative expression. One such visionary artist who has made waves in the entertainment industry ... Read More
Using creative provocations is an effective way to get new thoughts , according to the creativity guru Edward de Bono. To make our thoughts go beyond their usual limits, we need a push in the right direction. This push is called provocation since it provoces our way of thinking. But ... Read More
In today's fast-paced world, businesses and organizations must remain innovative to remain competitive. Creativity is the key to developing new ideas that can take a business to the next level. But inspiring teams to be creative is easier said than done. What are the basic strategies to inspire teams to ... Read More
In today's fast-paced world, where we are constantly bombarded with information and distractions, keeping a clear and open mind to new ideas can be challenging. That's where mindfulness comes in. Mindfulness is being fully present in the moment, without judgment or distraction, and it can be a powerful tool for ... Read More
Design thinking is a problem-solving approach that focuses on empathy, experimentation and collaboration. It's a framework that can be used to solve a variety of problems, from creating new products to improving business processes. Design thinking helps organizations become more innovative and customer-centric by developing a deep understanding of their ... Read More
Creativity can procent be a tricky thing. Sometimes the ideas just seem to flow effortlessly, and other times it feels like there's a wall blocking all creative avenues. Then various limitations can actually be a greater catalyst for creativity than being able to think completely freely. It may sound counterintuitive, ... Read More
Tom Kelley is a renowned author and expert on innovation and creativity. He is one of the founders of IDEO, a design company that has created many innovative products and solutions for clients around the world. Here are some important lessons we can learn about creativity from Tom Kelley Accept ... Read More
Edward DeBono was a Maltese physician, author, inventor and consultant, who is widely recognized for his work in the field of creativity and creative thinking. He was one of the first researchers to focus on the cognitive processes involved in creativity and developed several methods and techniques to help individuals ... Read More
Genrikh Altshuller was a Soviet engineer and inventor who developed a problem-solving methodology known as TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving). TRIZ is a structured approach to innovation that uses a set of principles and tools to help people solve complex problems and generate new ideas. Here are some important ... Read More
Steve Jobs was an innovator, entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. He was known for his ability to think outside the box and create products that revolutionized the technology industry. Here are some things we can learn about creativity from Steve Jobs: Prioritize simplicity Steve Jobs believed that simplicity was ... Read More
Clayton Christensen was a Harvard Business School professor and author best known for his work on disruptive innovation. While his work focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship, there are still some important takeaways that we can apply to creativity in general. Here are some things we can learn about creativity from ... Read More
David Kelley is a renowned designer and entrepreneur, best known for his contributions to the development of the Design Thinking methodology. He founded IDEO, one of the most innovative design companies in the world. Here are some lessons we can learn from David Kelley about creativity: Creativity is about empathy ... Read More
This creative method, called the Café Method, is more of a process method to be used in creative workshops or brainstorming. The method is based on the fact that by changing participants in groups, you can inject new energy into the groups while at the same time getting a reconciliation ... Read More
In today's changing and competitive world, creativity is more important than ever for business owners. Being able to think creatively can help you come up with new and innovative solutions to problems, find ways to stand out in your market and keep your company competitive. Here are some basic ways ... Read More
Ada Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron, is widely recognized as the world's first computer programmer. Her groundbreaking work on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine in the 19th century laid the foundation for modern computer programming and earned her a revered place in the history of science and technology. Beyond her contributions ... Read More
Looking for a way to boost your creativity and improve your thinking skills? Then you may not have to go any further than your own backyard! Gardening, growing plants, can provide a multitude of benefits beyond just growing beautiful flowers or delicious vegetables. In fact, gardening can be a way ... Read More
As the world faces increasing environmental challenges, the role of design in creating sustainable solutions has become more crucial than ever. Designers have the power to shape products, systems and services that minimize negative impact on the environment and promote sustainability. Let's explore some innovative design principles that can guide ... Read More
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s, and it has gained popularity as a productivity tool that can also benefit creativity. The technique involves breaking up your work into focused, timed intervals followed by short breaks, and it can be an ... Read More
This creative method involves using predefined perspectives to challenge the established patterns and stretch a question. By considering the perspectives of Size, Time and Cost, new ideas are generated that are outside the usual framework. The method is mainly used during idea generation and can be applied to most types ... Read More
In organizations, the terms "plan" and "strategy" are often used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings and implications. Although both involve planning for the future, they differ in their scope, purpose and execution. Let's explore the difference between a plan and a strategy, and understand how they are unique in ... Read More
Differentiating between idea and wishful thinking aims to clarify and describe ideas in a clear way. By concretizing ideas and creating an understanding of the type of ideas that emerge, it becomes easier to communicate and work further with them. The method should be used in situations where there is ... Read More
The method with the word "po" aims to create a free zone for lateral thinking and promote a creative attitude by avoiding judgment and criticism. When you use the word "po" you signal that you do not want immediate evaluation or criticism of what is said. It is a tool ... Read More
Game theory is a field of study that explores how individuals make strategic decisions in interactive situations. While commonly applied in economics, politics, and other fields, game theory can also be used to understand and influence consumer behavior. How can game theory can be applied to encourage better consumption behavior? ... Read More
Innovation is essential for businesses to stay ahead of the curve and remain competitive. However, many managers make common mistakes that hinder their innovation efforts. These are some common innovation mistakes managers make and suggestions on how to avoid them. Asking for ideas without any plan to implement them Many ... Read More
To foster your creativity and give space to your ideas, you need to create an environment that stimulates and inspires you. Whether you're an entrepreneur, business leader, artist, writer, or just want to boost your creative energy in your everyday life, this checklist can help you create a creative environment ... Read More
Nikola Tesla was a renowned inventor, physicist, and electrical engineer known for his groundbreaking contributions to the field of electromagnetism and his inventive mind that led to numerous technological advancements. Tesla's work and approach to creativity offer valuable lessons that can inspire and guide us in our own creative endeavors ... Read More
Arnold Schwarzenegger is known for his impressive career in bodybuilding, acting, and politics. But what many people may not think of is that he is also a creative person. Let’s explore some of the key insights we can learn from Arnold Schwarzenegger about creativity. Think Outside the Box Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Read More
PMI is a creative thinking method that allows individuals or groups to evaluate a claim, opportunity, or provocation by exploring positive and negative aspects and identifying interesting points to move forward with. It aims to facilitate forward thinking, avoid conflicts, and support idea processing. PMI is particularly suitable for evaluating ... Read More
Innovation has long been more than just a buzzword for organizations. It has emerged as a critical factor in an organization's success. However, navigating the challenges of the innovation process can be challenging. Here we explore three common mistakes organizations make when approaching innovation and outline strategies to avoid them ... Read More
Creativity is a fascinating and elusive trait that has puzzled scientists, philosophers and artists for centuries. How does the brain produce these “Eureka!” moments, where innovative ideas appear seemingly out of thin air? What happens in our brains when we engage in creative thinking? Let's dive into the fascinating world ... Read More
Change is an inevitable part of life, and it affects various aspects of our personal and professional lives. From addressing societal issues to navigating organizational challenges, change can often be complex and daunting. In today's rapidly evolving world, traditional problem-solving methods may not always be effective in addressing these multifaceted ... Read More
In today's fast-paced and interconnected business landscape, organizations are constantly seeking new ways to innovate, adapt and thrive. An emerging concept that has received a lot of attention is the idea of a "superecosystem". But what exactly is a super ecosystem, and how can it benefit organizations in their pursuit ... Read More
Food prices have risen globally, which poses challenges for both consumers and producers. But amidst these challenges, there are valuable lessons to be learned in terms of creativity and sustainability. Rising food prices can inspire creativity and highlight the importance of sustainability in our food systems? The power of creativity ... Read More
Creativity is a force that has the potential to shape the world around us. Creative ideas can drive innovation, spark change and bring about positive change in various fields. But although creative ideas can come to us at any time, the realization of these ideas often depends on external factors, ... Read More
The coffee break, a seemingly simple and routine part of the workday, holds more significance than meets the eye when it comes to fostering innovation in the workplace. As employees rush through their busy schedules and tackle their daily tasks, taking a moment to pause and enjoy a cup of ... Read More
Building trust within a team is crucial for fostering a healthy work environment where team members feel supported, motivated, and empowered to collaborate and achieve common goals. Trust enables effective communication, collaboration, and innovation. But how do you create trust in a team? Lead with Transparency and Authenticity Trust starts ... Read More
Do you enjoy the thrill of solving mysteries? Have you ever wondered how murder mysteries can actually help you train your creativity? It may seem counterintuitive, but engaging in murder mysteries, whether through books, movies, or games, can actually be a powerful tool to boost your creative thinking skills. I ... Read More
Innovation is a critical driver of success in today's fast-paced business landscape. It requires creativity, experimentation, and a culture that fosters open communication and collaboration. However, micro-management, a management style where leaders closely monitor and control every aspect of their team's work, can hinder innovation and have detrimental effects on ... Read More
In the world of business and technology, two terms that are often used interchangeably but have distinct meanings are disruptive innovation and transformation. Both concepts involve significant changes within organizations, but they differ in their nature, scope, and impact. Lets explore the difference between disruptive innovation and transformation and understand ... Read More
Innovation has become a critical factor for success in today's fast-paced business world. Organizations need to constantly adapt, evolve, and innovate to stay relevant and meet the changing needs of customers. One approach that has gained traction in the field of innovation is the agile methodology, which originated from software ... Read More
Innovation is often seen as the key to success in today's fast-paced business world. Companies that consistently can evolve and bring new ideas to life tend to thrive, while those that struggle to do so may fall behind their competitors. However, there is a key difference between developing ideas and ... Read More
Are you trying to measure your organization's innovation ability? If so, you're not alone. Many companies are investing in innovation as a way to stay competitive and grow their business. However, measuring innovation can be tricky, and it's important to avoid some common mistakes. Here are five mistakes to avoid ... Read More
Innovation is critical for any organization that wants to remain competitive and relevant in today's rapidly changing business landscape. However, working with innovation can be challenging, and there are many common mistakes that organizations make when trying to innovate. Here are some of the most common mistakes and how to ... Read More
Creativity is a skill that can be trained just like any other skill. Contrary to popular belief, creativity is not an innate talent that some people are born with and others are not. It is a learned skill that can be developed and improved with practice. Creativity is the ability ... Read More
The world is full of creative people who have the ability to think outside the box and come up with unique ideas. However, what sets successful and productive creatives apart from others is their attitude towards ideas. Your attitude towards ideas plays a crucial role in your ability to be ... Read More
Creative thinking and idea generation are important components of innovation and progress. However, the process of evaluating and critiquing ideas can often stifle creativity and hinder the development of new and innovative solutions. In order to foster a culture of creativity and encourage the development of new ideas, it's important ... Read More
Sometimes the people in an organization only take responsibility for realizing ideas, not developing nor refining ideas. Taking responsibility for the development of ideas is important for several reasons: Drive innovation: By taking responsibility for ideation and idea generation, individuals and organizations can drive innovation and progress. By constantly coming ... Read More
2x2 matrices are a simple and effective tool for evaluating and comparing different standpoints. By organizing information into a matrix format, 2x2 matrices provide a visual representation of the strengths and weaknesses of different perspectives, making it easier to understand and evaluate the relative merits of each viewpoint. The basic ... Read More
The human brain is a powerful tool that is capable of solving complex problems, generating innovative ideas, and making new connections. However, despite its vast potential, the brain can also be incredibly resistant to change and prone to relying on familiar patterns and solutions. This is where triggers come in ... Read More
Creativity is often seen as the ability to come up with new and innovative ideas, solutions, and perspectives. While this is certainly a critical aspect of creativity, it is important to understand the underlying drivers that enable individuals to achieve creative outcomes. One such driver is curiosity. Curiosity can be ... Read More
The "Negative Brainstorming" method is a creative thinking technique used to generate innovative ideas by focusing on the drawbacks or limitations of a given situation. The goal is to identify potential problems and limitations in order to find creative solutions and overcome these challenges. Here's how to use this method: ... Read More
The transition to circular economy is a disruptive mechanism that is changing the way businesses operate and the way society consumes resources. It represents a fundamental shift away from the traditional linear economy model of "take, make, use, dispose" towards a system in which resources are kept in use for ... Read More
The urgency to transform companies from a linear to a circular economy is rapidly increasing as the world faces the pressing challenges of climate change and resource depletion. The linear economy, based on the "take, make, use, dispose" model, is not sustainable in the long term as it relies on ... Read More
Innovation and creativity are essential for progress and growth in any field or organization. They allow us to break new ground, solve complex problems, and improve upon existing ideas and solutions. To foster innovation and creativity, we must create an environment that is conducive to these qualities. This includes providing ... Read More

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