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The “What Happens?” Tool:

The "What Happens Tool" - Using random stimulus to get new ideas Every day you are inundated with stimuli. Various people, places, and things of all shapes and sizes coming in and out of your life millions of times a day. More often than not, your brain filters out most [...]

14 June, 2019|

Lessons from a Real-Life Aladdin

More than 25 years after he first introduced us to a whole new world, Disney’s beloved Aladdin returns to screens this month, this time as a live-action feature. While one can debate the merits and challenges of remaking a classic, one thing is for certain: audiences everywhere will be flocking [...]

23 May, 2019|

Creativity, Intuition, Curiosity and Imagination: The 4 Traits That Will Dominate the Workforce of the Future

The next decade promises to be one of the most disruptive of all time. We are in the middle of a technological revolution. And it’s just getting started. The technology rivers are growing stronger and faster by the day, and within the next decade, the dam holding them back will [...]

14 May, 2019|

Focus on Purpose, Not Profit

Last year, one of the world’s leading tool brands asked me to come to train their teams on innovation. While I have a robust history of teaching innovation across a variety of industries, I am the first to admit that my knowledge of tools is a bit underwhelming. With my [...]

01 April, 2019|

Goodbye to Hollywood?

 “Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes. I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again.” -Billy Joel, “Say Goodbye to Hollywood”  I’m in Los Angeles this week, and as expected, Oscar fever is sky high. The 91st Annual Academy Awards is just a few weeks away, and Hollywood is absolutely [...]

20 February, 2019|
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  • Spent the day in Chicago at #PRDecoded asking questions like “What if” and “Where do you look for consumer insights?
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“Ask a man why he enjoys going to Walt Disney World, and he might say it’s the rides, but that might not be the whole story.”
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Thank you @prweek for letting me share my advice for where to find the best consumer insights... hint: it’s NOT in a focus group!
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Click the link in bio for article and video interview. 
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#ConsumerInsights #ConsumerTruth #PRDecoded #PRWeek #PR #Innovation #Creativity #Keynote #InnovationKeynote #CreativityKeynote
  • ‪Thank you to @mrisoftware_llc for welcoming me to #MRIAscend19‬
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‪“The number one barrier to #Innovation is “Time to think” @google gives their employees 20% time. ‬
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‪Do you give your employees time to think? Do you step away from the desk to go for a walk, or reflect? #Itstime”‬
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#TimeToThink #Innovation #Ignite #Leadership #DesignThinking #ThinkOutside #Creativity #Ideation
  • Have you visited Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge yet?
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I’m in LA and couldn’t resist an afternoon of hanging out with storm troopers, checking out the Millennium Falcon, and stopping in at Olga’s Cantina.
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#Disneyland #GalaxysEdge  #MillenniumFalcon #StarWars #Disney #StromTroopers #olgascantina
  • Wishing all my #Canadian Friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
  • 🚀 2 more weeks until #TedXBocaRaton!
Here are just a few reasons why I’m excited:
5⃣ – “Here's an interesting Saturday afternoon: learn about innovation and Buzz Lightyear, about NASA, planets, ice, and satellites, about CTRL ALT DEL and social media, about marketing technology and meaningful personal relationships, about empowered women and flight automation, and what might be learned from both tragedy and compassion." @TedXBocaRaton
4⃣– The theme for #TedXBocaRaton is “Rethinking Relationships”. I’ll be focusing on how we reimagined relationships at @Disney to transform our customer experience and sharing insights for innovation on how businesses can do the same.
3⃣– Lucky number 3, this will be my third TedX Talk!  Click the link in my bio to see my Theory of Creativity TedTalk at @TedXAuk
2⃣ – Only 2 more weeks to go! The Tedx team’s passion and excitement is contagious!
1⃣– I am truly honoured to be one of the TedX Boca Raton speakers and sharing the stage with incredible, smart, diverse, and interesting people.

#TedXBocaRaton #LoveBocaRaton #TedXBoca #TedXBocaRaton2019 #IdeasWorthSharing #Teducation #TedTalk #TedTalks #TedX #Ted #BocaRaton #BocaRATON #BocaRatonFlorida #GetInvolved #GetEducated #GetTeducated #TEDucation
  • Innovation is the ability to get to an idea you couldn't have gotten to yourself.

However, sometimes great ideas get trampled on through reductionists in the room.

What if there was a tool that could take your idea from MY idea to OUR idea, and get everyone collaborating on a project that brings greater results?

This is just one of the tools that I'll be teaching in my upcoming masterclasses: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 London - November 1, 2019
🇺🇸 Kansas City - November 15, 2019
🇨🇦 Calgary - April 9, 2020

Link in bio at @DuncanJWardle

With: @Creators Grp @AtGriffithsReal @WorthingtonPR @InnovateHERKC @InfluenceAndCo #InnovationMasterclass #ThingsToDoInKC #KansasCity #Kansas #CreatorsGrp #London #Calgary #DuncanWardle #Masterclass #Innovation