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A Box is Never Just a Box

Think back to your birthday morning as a child… That rush of anticipation as you leap out of bed and run towards the living room, your brain cycling through all the possibilities of what your Mom and Dad may have brought you.  And as you turn the corner and catch [...]

07 April, 2020|

Why Richard Branson Just Gave $250 Million to his Employees – A Lesson in Employee-First Mentality

What if every executive gave up this year’s annual bonus and shares to help keep their people employed? Iconic entrepreneur Richard Branson made headlines this week with the announcement of a $250 million package aimed at saving his employees. With major revenue streams coming from air travel, cruise lines, hotels, [...]

25 March, 2020|

Can Robots Make Us More Human?

"I find it touchingly poetic to think that as our technology grows more advanced, we may grow more human." (Diane Ackerman, The Human Age) Remember when robots couldn't walk? I do. Yet, very few of us would be impressed or even scared by a walking robot today, not when we've [...]

26 February, 2020|
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  • "The box is a blank canvas, and our imagination is the brush. And this imagination is not just reserved for the “creative” kids – we’re all born with it. In fact, we’re born with not one but four innovative traits that for most have been lying dormant since childhood.
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But now more than ever, it’s time to bring these traits out of the cupboard. Because these are the traits that will be most valuable as we enter one of the most disruptive times in history."
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Click the link to read more about how "A Box is Never Just a Box" and how you can use the 4 core traits you were born with to be more innovative and creative every day.
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  • Do you know the words to “It’s A Small World?”
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When Walt Disney asked the Sherman brothers to craft a song for the 1964 Worlds Fair, the Sherman Brothers took their inspiration from the recent Cuban missile crisis and decided to write what they referred to as a poem for world peace.
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“It’s A Small World” became the worlds most played song of all time. Most of us know the words with our eyes closed, and the ride often makes the “must-see” list of all visitors. (No matter how many times you’ve been on the ride before!)
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the song we decided to tour around the world and ask people to sing along with us. People who’ve never left their country, never entered a Disney park, and didn’t speak English astonished us, again and again. No matter where we were in the world we were, children and adults alike, EVERYONE knew the words and sang along.  Link in bio at @DuncanJWardle
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@NASA even got in on the fun and filmed the last segment to remind us, how it is a “small world afterall.”
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We all live on one planet. One world. And today more now than ever…
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It’s A Small World After All!
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  • Had a wonderful morning hosting my first virtual Innovation & Creativity Workshop!
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⏲ 8 different time zones
🌍 Australia, Singapore, Asia, Europe, and US
✏ Breakout sessions & collaborations
💡 New tools from my Design Thinking Toolkit
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Thank you to the team at @SAP for inviting me to share my toolkit and teach you the tools you need to create a culture of innovation and creativity during these challenging times.
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#Innovation #Creativity #DesignThinking #InnovationSpeaker #InnovationWorkshops #CreativityWorkshops #OnlineLearning
  • Not all hero’s wear capes...
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  • "I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse." Walt Disney
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"Behind the magic of every Disney theme park lay mud, sweat and fears. Creating happiness is hard work. For nearly seventy years, a unique blend of artists and engineers - called Imagineers - have cultivated an impossible notion from the mind of one man, Walt Disney, into a global phenomenon that touches the hearts of
millions."
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It was an honour working with my Imagineering colleagues and friends at @Disney and had the pleasure of opening parks around the world including Hong Kong and Paris as featured in this film.
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Have you watched "The Imagineering Story" on Disney Plus?
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  • The coming months are going to be hard. As the world faces a level of uncertainty not seen in generations, now more than ever, corporations need to adopt an “Employee-First” mentality.
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Iconic entrepreneur Richard Branson​ made headlines this week with the announcement of a $250 million package aimed at saving his employees. With major revenue streams coming from air travel, cruise lines, hotels, travel bookings, and aligned industries, Branson’s Virgin Airlines Group​ and its 70,000 global employees have already been greatly affected by the chaos caused by the coronavirus.
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To stop the bleeding, Branson unveiled his plan to save his businesses. A plan that starts with saving his employees. As he explained, his top priority is to save jobs, and that the $250 million package “is likely just the start.”
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