Setting the preconditions for great results
Have you heard a friend or colleague making fun of his/her superiors because they are doing something “stupid”? On the question “why don’t you suggest a solution?” you get an answer “they wouldn’t listen” or “they don’t care for my thoughts” or “let them do what they want!” Continue reading “Nurturing Innovation”
The first, or “zero phase,” of the innovation process is to convince the very first person to step behind your idea. The ideal candidate could be: a colleague, a superior or an investor. Ideally you want to find someone in the organization who can fund your idea, or help you find a way to fund it. This will give your idea a push. There may be a need for fine-tuning the rationale and ironing out the technical details to get it through the various stages of the process. Continue reading “Prototype and Get the First Follower!”
On the way to innovation success, an individual or organization face many obstacles and challenges. Here are 10 guidelines for achieving innovation success: Continue reading “Some Guidelines for Successful Innovation”
Creativity is the ability to visualize and do things in a new way and the ability to create new ideas. The idea as a result of creativity must have economic value to be considered as innovation. Continue reading “What is Creativity and How it’s Connected with Innovations?”
When I heard that Jeremy Gutsche is releasing the second book I was eager to read it, as “Exploting Chaos” (Jeremy’s first book) is one my favourite books covering the topic of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. And I’m not disappointed, … Continue reading Book Review: Better and Faster
The football club that I’m supporting (NK Osijek of course) or maybe it will more honest to say: the club which is a big part of my life has just finished the selection for next year’s kit. The interesting thing, … Continue reading Idea contest for a sport club
I’m currently running an innovation contest and I wanted to add a few of my own ideas… Also, I needed to prepare a inspiration presentation for others. Doing that, I found following awesome inspiration sites & videos: Continue reading “Inspiring Creativity #1”
After brilliant and inspiring “Exploting Chaos”, Jeremy Gutsche (TrendHunter) is releasing his second book “Better and Faster“.
First chapter is free for download. The book launches on March 17th. Continue reading “New book from Jeremy Gutsche “Better and Faster””
I gave an interview for TrendReports.com: Having run more than 70 innovation-focused workshops, Tomislav Buljubasic, author of 7innovation, has a strong understanding of what it takes for individuals and teams to realize their full potential. Having even created an app … Continue reading Creative Tools for Innovation (Interview)
In his newest book Jeffrey Baumgartner is introducing Anticonventional Thinking – a new creativity method as an alternative to the well-known brainstorming. In first chapters Jeffrey is explaining brainstorming method and reasons why it’s not working. I must say that … Continue reading Book Review: Anticonventional Thinking
I held a short presentation about Creativity on “Entrepreneurship Academy”, here it is…
Continue reading “Finding the Right Idea”
Have you sometimes heard some angry idea-submitters which are talking about the wrong system or innovation process. Well, sometimes they are quite right!
Continue reading “Too many ideas rejected? What to do?”
There are funny or tensely movies loved by many, then there are blockbusters or seasonal hits, but this movies are forgotten the minute you left movie theater.
Opposite to that, there are movies which are needed to been seen two times or more, movies that force on thinking days/weeks after watching. Movies that inspire. Here is my short list of non-conventional movies from last 2 years.
One thing is similar to these movies, all are masterpieces for many people, but many also find it boring or not interesting enough, all movies has IMDB score of 7.x:
Continue reading “Non-Conventional Movies (Updated)”
New version of my App “Unleash Creativity” is now available on AppStore. What’s new? It’s easy to see that design is changed. Next thing is update of many articles/tips and of course, new content. The biggest news is that it … Continue reading New version of “Unleash Creativity” App
To set up an innovation contest, we’ll first need a topic for sure. Clearly defined, “trendy” topic must push innovators to engage in contest. Sales, marketing, management or customer should trigger new topic from the business field that needs new ideas from our “innovation team”. This need seeker should provide quality description and customer situation of the topic, but avoid technical details as this could lead innovators into wrong path and there is no need for details in this phase – concepts are better. Continue reading ““The Method” – Contest”
I created a short video with 10 Creativity Tips. Continue reading 10 Tips for Creativity
They are special sort of us: Entrepreneurs. Oh yes, they are! But, what with people who are still thinking about it and maybe are still too shy in trying to start they own business. Last week, I held a course for young entrepreneurs and it was challenging to see how they react on many creativity exercises and could it be successful to make them future innovators. Continue reading “Entrepreneurs (Innovators) to be”
This sentence from “Only Fools and Horses”(British sitcom from 80s and 90s) summarize the dream of most entrepreneurs. Check this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp5hxHPlTq8 But, to be able to have such dreams – you must sail with your own ship – start a company … Continue reading This time next year we’ll be millionaires
Persons which can inspire creative people? Here is a small list… First thought is Richard Branson (website) – his carrier is truly an inspiration, like story about starting Virgin Records(video above) or his idea about going to Airline business with starting Virgin Atlantic. His book “Screw It, Let’s Do It” is a big recommendation. He can be followed on twitter @richardbranson. “Everyone that works in Virgin is unique. They are not sheeps. They think for themselves. They have good ideas and I listen them. What is the purpose of hiring smart people, when you are not using their talent.” David and Tom … Continue reading Creative persons which can inspire other creatives
I often hear questions like “How can I start my creativity?” or “How to earn money with my ideas?”. The best answer is always an advice to check few open innovation portals. It is always very useful to see examples and to be encouraged by creative products that are trying to conquer the market. First stop which everyone loves to see is surely Threadless.com, where you can submit T-shirt design and win cash, prizes & fame. One more site with similar content is cafepress. It looks so good, like the most of world’s designers are trying to create T-shirts. Starting site … Continue reading Starting points for creativity and innovation
How to make innovation process simpler, more efficient and more successful? I tried to explain it using a term “7innovation”, so here is the Method 🙂 Continue reading ““The Method” – introduction”