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Welcome to the Idea to Value podcast, where in every episode we highlight the latest insights into creativity and innovation from experts across the world. I’m your host Nick Skillicorn, I care about the evidence behind what makes ideas happen, and I have already helped thousands of people like you through my unique insights into recent scientific findings of how creativity works. I also show you how to turbocharge innovation programmes so they can finally deliver on the value and ideas you’ve been struggling to execute. Get your free training on how creativity can be improved by registering at https://www.ideatovalue.com

Welcome to the Idea to Value podcast, where in every episode we highlight the latest insights into creativity and innovation from experts across the world. I’m your host Nick Skillicorn, I care about the evidence behind what makes ideas happen, and I have already helped thousands of people like you through my unique insights into recent scientific findings of how creativity works. I also show you how to turbocharge innovation programmes so they can finally deliver on the value and ideas you’ve been struggling to execute. Get your free training on how creativity can be improved by registering at https://www.ideatovalue.com
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Welcome to the Idea to Value podcast, where in every episode we highlight the latest insights into creativity and innovation from experts across the world. I’m your host Nick Skillicorn, I care about the evidence behind what makes ideas happen, and I have already helped thousands of people like you through my unique insights into recent scientific findings of how creativity works. I also show you how to turbocharge innovation programmes so they can finally deliver on the value and ideas you’ve been struggling to execute. Get your free training on how creativity can be improved by registering at https://www.ideatovalue.com

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Episodes

Podcast S2E33: Efosa Ojomo - How to fix the Prosperity Paradox

3/17/2019
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In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Efosa Ojomo, co-author of the new book The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty, along with Professor Clayton Christensen and Karen Dillon. Check out the full episode at https://www.ideatovalue.com/podc/nickskillicorn/2019/03/podcast-s2e33-efosa-ojomo-how-to-fix-the-prosperity-paradox/ We speak about why charity isn't the most effective way to help countries develop, what most governments and...

Duration:00:24:25

Podcast S2E32 Bryan Hoedemaeckers - What is a Dreamatorium

3/11/2019
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In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Deloitte Product and Service Design Director Bryan Hoedemaeckers, about one of Deloitte's newest initiatives the foster an innovative spirit in the company: the Dreamatorium. See the full article at https://www.ideatovalue.com/podc/nickskillicorn/2019/03/podcast-s2e32-bryan-hoedemaeckers-what-is-a-dreamatorium/ Rather than being a place of fantasy, the Dreamatorium is a place to connect, tinker, and dream big, with innovation as...

Duration:00:14:53

S2E31: Scott MacGregor – The importance of a clear corporate purpose

3/4/2019
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In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Founder and CEO of SomethingNew, a company which is revolutionising the recruitment industry and which has recently won their fourth consecutive American Business Awards for innovation. See the full episode at https://wp.me/p6pllj-1nx We talk about why the recruitment industry was in such need of innovation, and the benefits of everyone in a team working towards a common corporate purpose Topics discussed in the...

Duration:00:20:33

What getting hit in the face by a volleyball taught me about creativity

3/2/2019
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Many people are scared of doing things which they used to love, but stopped doing when things got in the way. They are worried that they won't be as good as they used to be, that it will be harder than it used to be, that their performance won't be good anymore, that it will make them feel bad, or even worse, embarrass themselves in front of others (especially those who are already better than them). Here, I tell my embarrassing story about when this most recently happened to me (when I...

Duration:00:05:40

Would you pay a minimum of US1980 for Samsungs new folding phone?

3/1/2019
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Samsung just announced the Galaxy Fold, their first phone with a folding screen coming on April 26th 2019. And yes, it is full of cutting edge technology. Prices will start at $1980, but more powerful models will be much more than $2000. The most expensive iPhone right now is about $1449 and prices are rising. 🤑🤑💸💸💸💸 📈📈📈 In this short episode, I give my assessment of who this phone is for, and whether it is innovation for today's consumer or to position the company for the...

Duration:00:08:10

How unproductive most people are

2/27/2019
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More and more research shows that people spend most of their working lives being unproductive. According to a survey of 1,989 workers in the UK, less than 3 hours per day was the amount of time that workers were actually productive. To find out more about the research and how some companies are trying to be more productive, check out the full article here: https://www.ideatovalue.com/lead/nickskillicorn/2019/02/this-is-how-unproductive-most-people-are/ Bonus: This episode was made...

Duration:00:04:05

Why do you get your best ideas in the shower?

2/27/2019
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Have you ever struggled to come up with an idea while you were at your desk? Then later on getting an amazing idea when you were doing something relaxing? It is something that happens to millions of people every day. Check out the video above to find out why. But why does it happen? There are two types of creativity which the brain cycles through: For more insights on the science and research sources on why this happens, check out the original article here: ...

Duration:00:05:26

Podcast S2E30 Scott Kirsner - Turning innovation management in to a real career path

2/25/2019
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On today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, I speak with innovation leader Scott Kirsner. For the full episode article, visit: https://www.ideatovalue.com/inno/nickskillicorn/2019/02/podcast-s2e30-scott-kirsner-turning-innovation-management-in-to-a-real-career-path/ Scott is the founder of Innovation leader, and today we talk about some of the research his company has found about how innovation works in large companies, and what innovation specialists do. Topics covered in today's...

Duration:00:25:41

The single best thing to improve brainstorming sessions

2/19/2019
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See all the research sources as well as tips on how to improve brainstorming effectiveness in the full article here: https://www.ideatovalue.com/inno/nickskillicorn/2019/02/the-single-best-way-to-improve-your-brainstorming-sessions/ You may have seen the four basic rules of brainstorming, taken from Alex Osborn's Applied Imagination: The Four Rules of Brainstorming: These rules themselves are not bad. In fact, in the hands of an effective facilitator, they can be very...

Duration:00:03:52

Podcast S2E29: Daniel Lock - How to effectively run change management programs

2/18/2019
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In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Daniel Lock. See the full episode at: https://www.ideatovalue.com/podc/nickskillicorn/2019/02/podcast-s2e29-daniel-lock-how-to-effectively-run-change-management-programs/ Daniel is a Change Management expert from Sydney, and we speak about what it takes for an organisation to effectively implement large-scale change programs. Topics covered in today's episode: Links from Today's...

Duration:00:18:44

How to use a vending machine to improve your creativity

2/15/2019
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In this short episode, I outline my simple daily strategy (backed by science) on how I use a vending machine to become more creative. See the full article, including the video, with more examples and the source research by Dr. Simone Ritter, at https://www.ideatovalue.com/crea/nickskillicorn/2019/02/how-to-use-a-vending-machine-to-improve-your-creativity-instantly/ Bonus: This episode was made possible by our premium innovation and creativity training. Take your innovation and creativity...

Duration:00:02:00

What is innovation theatre?

2/13/2019
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Innovation theatre refers to any innovation work which is done to show people that innovation is happening, but which doesn't result in a tangible outcome. This is one of the reasons why approximately 96% of innovation attempts fail. Unfortunately, many companies won't even realise that they have this problem. In some cases though, they are very aware of it, and consider the activity good for marketing and branding, even if they know it will not produce any results. To learn about how to...

Duration:00:02:37

S2E28 Robbie Robertson - What is the perfect office layout?

2/11/2019
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In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, I speak with Robbie Robertson, a spacial experience design expert, and Partner at Deloitte, about how office layout affects the work that people are able to do. To see the full article on how to design an office so that staff can be both innovative and productive, with insights based on scientific research, go to https://www.ideatovalue.com/inno/nickskillicorn/2019/02/the-perfect-office-layout-for-innovation-and-productivity/ Main points...

Duration:00:17:24

Open plan offices are terrible for innovation and productivity

2/11/2019
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More and more research on the impact that open-plan offices have on an individual’s performance is showing just how detrimental it is, which you can see in this video above. To see the full article on how to design an office so that staff can be both innovative and productive, with insights based on scientific research, go to https://www.ideatovalue.com/inno/nickskillicorn/2019/02/the-perfect-office-layout-for-innovation-and-productivity/ This research showcases the harmful impacts that...

Duration:00:05:53

Peter Drucker quote on effectiveness

2/6/2019
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There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently something that should not have been done at all - Peter Drucker --------------- In so many cases, companies try to continually improve the efficiency of their processes, instead of asking the harder question of whether the outcome of the processes is still worthwhile at all. When starting out an innovation process, you can ask yourself if it is better to focus on: Efficiency:Effectiveness: To read the full article, go to ...

Duration:00:01:46

Ugly babies - Why all ideas are born imperfect

2/4/2019
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Why is it that even though you think that your idea is amazing, other people aren't as enthusiastic? ------------------------ Ugly Baby Syndrome is the tendency for parents to think that their child is beautiful, even if a stranger would not agree. In the context of innovation and creativity, it refers to situations when an entrepreneur might think that they have an amazing idea, or have developed an amazing new product, but feedback from other people is not quite as positive (or people...

Duration:00:03:02

Is diversity in a team good or bad for innovation?

1/31/2019
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People often say that diversity is good for business performance? But what is the evidence to back up this claim? I go through two studies which examine the impact of diversity on a team's innovativeness. And the concluding evidence is clear. To read the full article, including the sources of the two studies outlined here and five other studies, go to ...

Duration:00:07:16

The three things every idea needs to be successful

1/31/2019
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The Balanced Breakthrough Model teaches us the three things which every idea needs to become successful. They are: * Desirability * Feasibility * Viability If any of these three criteria are missing, the idea cannot become a successful innovation To read the full article on how to validate each of these three criteria, go to https://www.ideatovalue.com/inno/nickskillicorn/2019/01/what-are-the-three-things-every-idea-needs-to-be-successful-the-balanced-breakthrough-model/ Bonus: This...

Duration:00:05:45

The tyranny of the blank page: How to get over writer's block

1/30/2019
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Why are blank pages so scary? What causes writer's block? While there have not been that many academic studies on the causes of writer's block, there are likely three main components which contribute: * The way the brain forms new idea through combinations, and the required triggers which a blank page does not provie * Self Judgement that an idea is not good enough when it is originally formed * Self-imposed inflexible rules and plans as to how the creative process should work To read...

Duration:00:02:52

S2E27: Janet Sernack - The mindset required for innovation

1/28/2019
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See the full interview at https://wp.me/p6pllj-1mu What is the mindset required for innovation to flourish in an organisation? Is this something which can be assessed and quantified, or is it always just something that is based on a feeling? In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak again with founder, consultant and coach Janet Sernack, and find out about the recent developments in building mindsets within teams. Topics discussed in today's episode: Links discussed in...

Duration:00:21:10