Would £10,000 motivate you to have a good idea?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My dad, Stan Gower started working as a sheet metal worker for British Airways in 1974. We lived about 7 miles from Heathrow and I remember he used…

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The turtle that blogged about innovation

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I’m Anastasia and I’m a turtle. This may sound strange, but knowing that I’m a turtle is actually relevant for my job supporting local Minds with their organisational…

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Keep the Joy Alive, As easy as A B C …

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. Last week I met Ian Scott for lunch and a catch up in Edinburgh. Ian had recently supported us in a project…

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This squirrel shares its nuts

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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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‘Crafternoon’: How Mind is crafting its way to fundraising success

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A guest blog by Maria Healy. Over the past few years the race for charities to produce the ‘next big thing’ in terms of a mass participation fundraising…

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How to minimise the risk of innovation

Monday, February 13, 2017

Trying something new can be nerve-wracking at the best of times; nobody knows what the outcome will be. But don’t let the risks prevent you from innovating. The…

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The female of the species is more cautious than the male

Friday, January 27, 2017

A collaboration blog by Ian Scott and Lucy Gower. Last year over at Lucidity we developed the innovation animal quiz to help you understand what type of innovator…

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There’s no such thing as a bad idea

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I’ve got some news. There is. There are simply loads of bad ideas. Chocolate teapots, a donut eating competition to fundraise for a diabetes charity and voice activated…

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Making time to be creative isn’t an add-on to your job – it IS your job

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I believe that creativity is something that we are all capable of. As human beings we are skilled at using our imagination and of generating original ideas to…

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The good and bad (mostly bad) of copycat strategies

Monday, November 28, 2016

In his book and TED talk ‘Where good ideas come from’, Stephen Johnson describes new ideas as simply combinations of old ideas put together in new ways. I…

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