How to Leverage Your Childlike Curiosity for Innovation

How to Leverage Your Childlike Curiosity for Innovation Albert Einstein once remarked: “I am neither clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.” He went on to add that “It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education!” Think of some the most curious people you know and invariably children will come top of mind. And what question do children ask over and over again? WHY? WHY? and WHY? again. WHY? is how we learn. But unfortunately, once we enter into formal education [...]

2019-01-11T20:33:28+00:0008 January, 2019|


Earlier this week I was humbled to share the stage at a conference on Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) alongside both Sir Tim Berners Lee, the man who gave us the web, and Sophia, the artificial intelligence robot designed by David Hanson. As Sophia was about to commence her talk, the sense of anticipation and excitement among the audience was absolutely electric... palpable even, as people were vying for selfies and close up views of her. However, as Sophia was finishing her talk, the atmosphere had changed [...]

2019-01-08T18:47:27+00:0005 September, 2018|

How to Harness the Momentum of Your Ideation Sessions

Have you ever pitched an idea you were passionate about, only to have it shot down without an iota of consideration? Are you walking into pitching sessions expecting to hear “no because” / “we tried that last year” / “it’s not a strategic brand fit” or perhaps the most dreaded… “hmmmm that’s interesting” (possibly punctuated by an eye roll)? The reality is that great ideas are squashed regularly - either in their infancy or in less tangible terms of being a potential catalyst for an [...]

2018-10-19T16:07:41+00:0023 August, 2018|

Breaking the Rules: How You Can Be More Innovative

In an age of increasing disruption, companies will have to challenge many of their own rules if they want to not only grow their business but also to survive. Companies and their employees are constrained by their own expertise and experience. Their thinking is also restricted by the organization's established rules. All too often, we hear "That’s the way we do it here!” So, what if there was an innovation tool that enabled you to break all the rules? What if? is one of my [...]

2018-05-02T17:39:49+00:0002 May, 2018|