Nick Skillicorn

Top 25 Most Influential Innovation Blogs And Experts: 2014

23-Dec-2014 | Nick Skillicorn

2014 has been an excellent year for the spreading of insights around what makes innovation and creativity around the workplace. The proliferation of blogs, LinkedIn groups, podcasts and twitter feeds

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Ideas Are Scary [VIDEO]

18-Nov-2014 | Nick Skillicorn

General Electric produced a wonderful video about one of the main problems related to creativity: The fact that when new ideas are born, they’re ugly. They’re scary. And sometimes they lo

That Cup Of Coffee Is Killing Your Creativity, Kid

7-Nov-2014 | Nick Skillicorn

What’s the first thing you do when you get to work? Even before you open your email inbox and look through all those requests from managers and colleagues? For a large proportion of people, the ve


Your Creativity Evolved Around 40,000 Years Ago

17-Oct-2014 | Nick Skillicorn

Take a good look at the image of this figurine. It is one of the most important clues about what makes you human. It’s called the Der Löwenmensch (The Lion Man), and was discovered in 1939 in a

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Dear Apple: Your Designers Are Killing Your Business

30-Sep-2014 | Nick Skillicorn

It’s official! Apple has taken its focus off the only thing that matters: its customers. In many ways, Apple is having an incredible year. Last week it announced not only its long-awaited new iP


Getting Idea Management To Work: Interview With Wazoku CEO Simon Hill [VIDEO]

22-Sep-2014 | Nick Skillicorn

In my latest exclusive interview, I speak to Simon Hill, voted Guardian Small Business Leader of the Year and CEO of Wazoku on what it takes to get idea management systems to actually deliver results

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TEDx Talk: The Science Of Improving Your Brain’s Creativity [VIDEO]

17-Sep-2014 | Nick Skillicorn

TED has just uploaded the video of my recent speech at TEDx Durham University. In it, I go through evidence from recent academic studies which shows how everyone has the ability to improve their creat

Scientists Just Sent A Brain-To-Brain Message Over 5,000 Miles

12-Sep-2014 | Nick Skillicorn

According to a new study released by PLoS, a group of scientists have successfully sent a message between two brains, without actually implanting anything in either person. Yes, this was all achieved

Want A New Market Ready For Innovation? Find It On Craigslist

1-Sep-2014 | Nick Skillicorn

If you’re looking for opportunities to launch new and innovative businesses, the best place to start looking appears to be Craigslist. Craigslist is one of the granddaddies of the Internet. It

Elon Musk SpaceX Rocket Explosion: His Response Is Perfect [VIDEO]

28-Aug-2014 | Nick Skillicorn

Everyone can learn a lot from Elon Musk, one of the world’s best examples of a true innovation visionary. After becoming rich developing and selling PayPal, he’s founded some of the most forward-t