Category: Creativity

A tribute fit for a Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson was a serial innovator in his music, his style and his interactions with the music business and I feel very lucky to have lived in the same age as him. Here is an excerpt from a longer article on Linkedin. Continue reading

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Innovation and the Art of Implementation: Dealing with Creatives  - Innovation Excellence

Give the creatives the freedom to push back the status quo and to even obliterate the status quo with a sledgehammer. This freedom will unleash their creativity, ultimately helping to catapult your business into a new role as industry leaders, rather than be left behind as laggard and scared, same-old status quo followers. Continue reading

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When Did We Stop Thinking? - Innovation Excellence

The theme that really defies reason is when a whole organization or market segment falls into the trap of formal rigidity, as in “it’s just the way it is.” If you can pinpoint the era when the growth engine was put to rest inside an organization, there is a good chance you can revive it. Continue reading

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Here are seven metaphors to help you drive innovative behaviour as a creative leader. 1. Lift the veil – why does your organisation want to innovate? If your top management team plans to launch an innovation initiative, have them answer three questions first: Continue reading

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The global entertainment industry takes many forms but whether its aim is to delight, distract, inform or terrify there’s always a back story, a location and a cast and its value chain will always be heavily reliant on Curation, Distribution and Consumption Continue reading

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RIP George Martin – An Innovation Master - Innovation Excellence

It has been a tough few months for Rock and Roll. We have lost Bowie, Lemmy, BB King, Chris Squire, Scott Weiland, Glenn Frey and today, Keith Emerson. On Tuesday, we lost another master blender and enabler – Sir George Martin, the Fifth Beatle. As an innovator, he epitomized many traits we should all aspire to – Expertise, openness, crossing boundaries and passion for quality. RIP Sir George Continue reading

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Innovators: Welcome the Surprising - Innovation Excellence

When something unexpected happens don’t get annoyed, get curious. Find out why. The customer with a weird complaint or a weird use for your product is one hundred times more interesting than the customer who is happy using your product in a conventional way. Welcome the surprising. Continue reading

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