Category: Psychology


Here’s a fun test for you: If you can read the rest of this paragraph without logging onto Facebook, tweeting, or thinking about crop circles, there’s a good chance you do not have ADD, ADHD, or any other recently-identified medical condition. That’s the good news. Continue reading

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Even if we have brilliant, well executed ideas, unless they are seen by potential customers, we are doomed to failure. The science of grabbing and holding attention, and how we can leverage tit, is therefore an important part of Innovation. Continue reading

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Is Jibo the Latest Innovation to Join Your Family?

I wrote a couple of months ago about the Amazon Echo, the latest piece of hardware to emerge from the South Lake Union headquarters of one my city’s largest employers. A piece of hardware that follows in the wake of the successful Amazon Kindle and the failed Amazon Fire Phone. The Amazon Echo aims to get you to put a computer in the center of your living room and… Continue reading

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Steve Jobs and Henry Ford both famously went on record saying that customers are incapable of helping discover the next blockbusters because they don’t know what they want. Were they right or wrong? Continue reading

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Mind-Body Motivation for Innovation

Mind and body are connected, literally. It’s true – our necks bridge the gap. Don’t believe me? Locate one end of your neck and you’ll find your head or body; locate the other and you’ll find the other. Continue reading

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Innovators Are Made Not Born

“In today’s world there are far too many people who feel that they’ll never find their creative spark but if you take the six steps in this article to heart then even the most skeptical protagonist can ignite their creative flame.” Continue reading

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Innovation Psychology: Five Personality Traits of Innovators

Understanding our own personalities, and those of our collaborators can be a powerful productivity tool for innovation. In this blog, I’ll discuss some preferred personality assessment tools from psychology, and how they can help us to create more productive innovation teams, and become more effective individuals. Continue reading

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