This squirrel shares its nuts

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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This squirrel shares its nuts because it’s an innovation squirrel. Over the years, we’ve worked with many organisations, teams and individuals (and squirrels) to help them develop better…

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Two years and twenty-eight days

Thursday, January 30, 2014

It is two years and twenty-eight days since I left the relative security of a full-time permanent job to be a free range human. It is only now…

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We’ve got your back

Monday, December 23, 2013

Back in February I wrote this list of 40 things. I’ve done quite a few things on the list. But there is still more to do. Recently I…

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7 myths of innovation

Monday, December 2, 2013

Innovation is not just about green bean bags and whacky idea sessions. Lets blow some myths about innovation out of the water and hear what some of the…

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When people meet each other things happen

Friday, June 7, 2013
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Ideas are a series of connections put together in new ways. Successful organisations consider their working environments carefully in order to optimise ‘water cooler’ moments where colleagues can…

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Science and creativity

Sunday, March 17, 2013

This week I watched the BBC programme Horizon about creative thinking. Scientists are trying to understand what happens in our brains before and during what they call ‘creative…

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Pillows, helmets and hygiene

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dave Brailsford, Team GB Cycling Performance Director attributes much of his teams’ recent Olympic success to incremental improvements. The principle of incremental improvements across the cycling team came…

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For Sale: baby shoes, never worn

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fundraisers, think about your most successful fundraising campaign, mailing, event, individual gift, trust application or corporate pitch. I bet that they all have something in common. In some…

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Are you still useful?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

This week I went to ‘Overturn’ the MA in Innovation Management Degree Show at Central Saint Martins. Who even knew you could do a MA in Innovation? Innovation…

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Creativity, Innovation and Quality of Life

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Innovation is a buzzword topic. You can even do a Masters Degree in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership at City University in London. It has its own acronym; it…

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