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 [...]

2019-04-08T16:52:34+00:0005 September, 2018|Creativity, Design Thinking, Innovation, Think Different|

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 [...]

2019-04-08T16:34:42+00:0023 August, 2018|Creativity, Design Thinking, Innovation, Think Different|

Re-Expression & the Power of Words

SuperCaliFragiListicExpiAliDocious. “Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious," the power of this extraordinary word --and words in general-- cannot be underestimated. When you are trying to solve for something, simply re-expressing your challenge with a new choice of word, or words can get you to a very different place. What’s in a Word? - Walt Disney was the master of Re-Expression. Unknown to many, Disneyland was built in just 364 days, opening to the public on July 17, 1955. With about a month to go, [...]

Think Different

I believe everyone is creative.  I also believe it’s getting harder to convince people of that. Why? Because the world is changing.  It’s always changing.  But this time, it’s different.  This time the changes are coming so fast, it’s nearly impossible to keep up. Think of all the progress we’ve made in the past 25 years.  Now, compare those advancements to the previous 2,000 years. If I told you in 1999 that Kodak would be gone in 2 years, you would have jokingly laughed with me. If [...]

2018-04-13T16:11:13+00:0013 April, 2018|Creativity, Innovation, Think Different|