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January 12, 2023

Nature Was the Mother of My Invention

"“The Alchemy of Us” highlights the value of innovating, but also of thinking critically about what we do and what its consequences might be." - Melanie Bell

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November 24, 2022

"Become an Observer Every Day!" Lorraine Marchand on Innovation

"Get yourself a notebook. Every day, write down three problems that you observe.  This can be the place where you drive and foment your own change."

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December 22, 2021

"Mr Creativity": My Friend Tony Buzan

For me, Tony Buzan was the embodiment of creativity. With a twinkling smile, bright eyes, and flamboyant, fast-moving hands, he shone with creative energy

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July 1, 2021

Baby Steps to Innovation: My Expert Interview With Josh Linkner

Entrepreneur and creativity expert Josh Linkner talks to Mind Tools about his new book, and shares his tips on how to become an everyday innovator

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October 15, 2020

In Testing Times, Test Everything!

"We had little hope of understanding the impact. We didn't know how things would have gone if we'd done nothing." - Jonathan Hancock

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June 15, 2018

How to Achieve Business Success: Inspirational Stories

Think, just for a moment, about your favorite brand or product. Once upon a time, it was the brainchild of a struggling startup. It may have started out as someone’s "crazy idea" or "pet project." But now, you use it regularly, perhaps even every day. So how did it get to you? After all, it […]

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April 26, 2017

Your Top Tips for Fostering Initiative in Teams

People with the ability to think on their feet are becoming ever more crucial to the workplace. Teams that consist of self-starting, inquisitive, creative initiative-takers drive better business performance and stimulate operations that are agile, responsive and resilient. But some things are easier to accomplish in theory than in practice. Taking the initiative is a […]

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October 24, 2016

Let's Go Crazy!

Back in the 1990s, Linda Rottenberg was known as "la Chica Loca," the Crazy Girl. This was when she was building her company, Endeavor, which supports entrepreneurs around the world. But far from taking offence, Rottenberg embraced the nickname, reflecting: "If you're not being called crazy, then you're not thinking big enough." Her new book, […]

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October 3, 2016

Box Clever: A Strategy for Innovation

The Three Box Solution, brainchild of professor and best-selling author Vijay Govindarajan, is as simple as its name. There's a box each for the present, the past, and the future. The "solution" refers to the question at the heart of all innovation strategy: how do you create your future while managing the present? "If a company […]

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March 28, 2016

I, Robot: A Glimpse of the Future

Androids, cyber criminals, and ingenious scientists who push the limits of knowledge are mainstays of science fiction. But little by little, they've been moving from the imaginations of writers into the real world, and they're changing it – for better and for worse. Most of us can't stop the march of innovation, and perhaps we […]

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