Have you ever donated your foreign change to charity?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I’m always mystery shopping and collecting stuff that charities are doing, with a view to stealing ideas, or copying them – and with any luck making the idea…

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When people meet each other things happen

Friday, June 7, 2013

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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How do you get ideas?

Monday, January 14, 2013

In 1965 James Webb Young published a book called ‘A technique for producing ideas’. It is a small and simple book. This blog is about what it says….

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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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‘If the best thing we can say about our organisation is how much it costs to raise a pound then that’s a bit sad’

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Today I was reading Kevin Baughen’s Penguin Blog, ‘Which charity brand will be the first to jump on admin costs? And it reminded me of couple of sessions that…

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It was much easier before the internet came along and wrecked everything

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I’ve gone a bit techy this week. On Tuesday I went to the launch of ‘More than shaking an online tin – How can we take technology-enabled giving…

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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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Why we have our best ideas in the shower

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This evening I watched the live stream of a RSA talk by Jonah Lehrer about new research that is deepening our understanding of the human imagination. Not actually…

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I love infographics

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I love infographics. I love infographics so much that I’ve written a blog about them. An infographic is short for ‘information graphic’ and is a visual representation of…

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