Delivering a Speech That Matters – 6 Lessons from a TEDx Veteran

Imagine yourself backstage at a theatre. The Production Assistant has just finished clipping on your microphone, and the Stage Manager has given you the one-minute warning. Beyond the curtain, you hear the muffled sounds of the audience taking their seats. Pacing back and forth, you review your opening line over and over in your head. But this rehearsal doesn’t last long. Before you know it, the house lights dim, the stage lights go bright, and you’re given the cue. You walk out, face the crowd, [...]

2020-01-17T19:20:07+00:0017 January, 2020|Creativity, Design Thinking, Innovation, Think Different|

Goodbye Marketing. Welcome to the world of the Experience Economy

Artificial Intelligence will likely eliminate fifteen percent of the global jobs market in the next decade, according to an extensive study on the future of work by McKinsey and Company. You may shake your head in disbelief, but this is not an exaggeration. It may well be an understatement. We're about to face the most disruptive decade yet. Technology like blockchain will lead to more transparency, and Artificial Intelligence is getting smarter by the day. We all want to make the most of the technology [...]

20 Creativity and Innovation Quotes To Kick Off 2020!

Need some inspirational creativity and innovation quotes to ignite your 2020?  Creativity and innovation have been at the heart of my career for as long as I can remember. From the Head of Creativity and Innovation at Disney to now being an innovation speaker, new ideas are integral to long term success of any organization. Creativity &  Innovation Quotes To Spark Innovation "No Fresh Stimulus In. No new Ideas out." - Duncan Wardle  "Innovation often comes from looking outside your own industry." - Duncan Wardle  [...]

2020-01-15T17:24:36+00:0008 January, 2020|Creativity, Design Thinking, Innovation, Think Different|

Fail, Fail, and Fail Again – The Secret To Innovation

Why Failure Is the Secret to Innovation... What do fireworks and cornflakes have in common? Let me tell you; they were both invented by mistake — each a botched attempt to do something completely different. One day, the Kellogg brothers tried to make a simple pot of boiled grain. It's hard to believe that the brains behind the world's biggest cereal brand could fail at such a task. Yet, they did. They left the pot on the stove by accident, where it festered for days. [...]

2020-01-08T19:52:22+00:0003 January, 2020|Creativity, Design Thinking, Innovation, Think Different|

Why Your Business MUST Adopt a “Purpose-Driven Strategy”

“The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.” – Simon Sinek The next decade will perhaps be the most disruptive of our lives. Artificial Intelligence will be able to think thousands of times faster than the human brain. Blockchain will make the world more transparent than ever before. And big data will enable all of us to provide individualized, custom experiences at scale. But there is one other disruptor in the marketplace that I believe will have as much impact [...]

7 Things You Should Never Say at Work

If you’re like most, you spend a lot of time thinking about what you say at work… Did my question make sense? Was that email worded properly? What’s the best way to pitch this new idea? It makes sense to worry about language. Words matter. And in the context of your work life, they can sometimes mean the difference between being heard, and being ignored (or worse). But what about the flip side of all this? With all the time we spend thinking about what [...]

Reimagining the Conference Industry

What business conferences can learn from Comic Con “How did I come to this?” This is one of the very first lines in the 1999 cult classic film Galaxy Quest. It’s uttered by one of the movie’s main characters, Alexander Dane, an esteemed British Stage Actor who – much to his dismay – is best known for his role playing the alien Dr. Lazarus on the popular, kitschy sci-fi television show Galaxy Quest. In this scene Mr. Dane, along with the rest of his castmates, [...]

The DISRUPT Innovation Masterclass

The level of disruption that’s coming in the next decade is both exciting and terrifying. Artificial Intelligence expert Kai Fu Lee has suggested that upwards of 40% of jobs will be lost to A.I. in the coming decades. 3D printers have gone from a novelty to a tool that is redefining home construction, medicine, aeronautics and many other industries. Consumers tastes and habits are evolving at a rate we have never seen before in the history of commerce. While disruption has always been present in [...]

5 Simple Tips to Improve Creativity!

Simple Tips to Improve Creativity! Think back to when you were young. What was your favourite day of the year? Most of you are probably imagining your birthday, right? That special day once a year where you got extra attention, plenty of cake and ice cream, and of course, every kid’s favourite: presents! What child doesn’t love presents? But as you may recall, there’s something funny about kids and gifts. No matter if it’s a brand-new bike or the latest, greatest toy, most of us [...]

2019-07-31T22:29:24+00:0016 July, 2019|Creativity, Design Thinking, Innovation, Think Different|

Man on the Moon

It was nearly 4am Monday morning when my mother woke us. Minutes earlier, I had been tucked in tight and fast asleep in our cosy English home. Now, along with my two sisters, I was being marched in my sleeping gown and plopped in front of the television. As I went to inquire about what was going on – my mother always making it a point for us to watch less TV, after all – I was stopped dead in my tracks. “Sit down, shut [...]

2019-07-29T20:20:42+00:0015 July, 2019|Creativity, Design Thinking, Innovation, Think Different|
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