What happens when your idea is stolen? You have an idea. Your great, wonderful idea which is the best thing anyone has heard in years or centuries… As many other innovators, you explain your idea to your friends, colleagues or … Continue reading The case of stolen idea
There is the time for a new quick list of videos that can inspire creativity. Wired documentary that shows the city of Shenzhen, as they call it “The Silicon Valley of hardware”: Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware (Full Documentary) | … Continue reading Creativity videos
Recently, I was involved in a startup challenge. We didn’t have too much time, but the task was clear, team was formed and we won! How? Continue reading “How we won a startup challenge”
Workshop “Trigger Creativity using Creativity Cards” was held last week in Zagreb. After the introduction to creativity and newest technology and business trends, participants were learned to use combinations of different triggers and ideas to inspire new improvements & features to their ideas. Continue reading Trigger Creativity using Creativity Cards
In the world of continuous changes and new trends it is important to have in your team, department or organization, people who think different and who approach to problem in different manner. Often, it’s difficult to recognize innovative persons. They are shy and mostly they hide their ideas in fear not to be copied. Nevertheless, with time some of their features will come along: Continue reading “Human side of innovation – innovators inside organizations”
You want to unleash your creativity? Think again about your ideas or come with a new one?
Our 50 cards raise questions “What if…?” which can guide you to think from the other angle or to question yourself using three main topics:
- business trends,
- techno-trends and
- in another man’s shoes
Home renovations are one of the best ways to improve your living space. This is especially true in tough housing markets or housing bubbles. When homeowners cannot afford to buy property they may begin investing in their existing homes. Continue reading “10 Boundary-Pushing Home building Products of 2017”
I have two sons and they are so different, they have same interests, but comparing their social skills or the way they communicate, they are totally different. Since they were 3 years old and started with Kindergarten, we knew for sure that one is introvert and other is extrovert. Continue reading “Making introverts successful innovators”
Davila&Epstein has done it again. After their first book “Making Innovation Work” (Davila, Epstein, Shelton 2006.) they are back with “The Innovation Paradox – Why good businesses kill breakthroughs and how they can change”.
After reading dozens of innovation & creativity books I stopped thinking that there could be a new great book which will enforce me to underline 1/3 of content but here we are… Continue reading “The Innovation Paradox – book review”
There are hundreds of books published each year with topic: Innovation. Many of them are strictly scientific, others are business or inspirational, but how to know which are worth to read?
My humble choice of books published in last 10 years is following:
Croatian National Team is pretty good in football, we are in top 20 teams in FIFA rankings for a long time now. So, Croatia is really strong in the most popular sport in the world despite the fact that it has population of only 4 million. How is this possible and why Croatia is not so good in other areas/disciplines? Continue reading “Connecting Football and Innovations (Croatian Case)”
Everyone has the potential to be creative. We all create everyday, whether we’re at home, work, in the garden or at school. these ideas help us in our daily lives and we often take them for granted because we think they’re small or insignificant. But sometimes we could come up with an idea that is so useful for the market that it can be called an innovation. The problem is that many people are uncomfortable getting their idea out, or too timid to step out of their comfort zones. Continue reading “Great Idea Can Come From Anywhere!”
What are the emerging trends that will shape our future? Imagine the possibilities:
Don’t underestimate the dynamic nature of creativity, and the possibility that your aha moment could come when you least expect it. Here is presented 10 ‘creativity enhancing’ places that you have probably not thought of. Continue reading “Boosting Creativity: top 10 places to get creative ideas”
You can make creativity a habit by embracing these simple tips that could increase your chance of becoming a creative innovator.
15 Surefire Tricks to Get Your Creative Juice Flowing!
Having trouble coming up with new ideas?
Here are some tips that you can slowly incorporate into your daily life to make creativity a habit! Continue reading “Get a Creative Mindset!”
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”
My presentation from CORP2IN Conference held in Zagreb in Oct.2015. Continue reading “Let There Be Innovations Inside Companies (Presentation)”
The world as we know may be run by businessmen, but it is definitely shaped by engineers. Every engineer would said that the world will be a better place if tech guys made more decisions. In their microcosmos (organizations) they often rule, but how much help do they need from the non-tech side? Continue reading “Every Engineer needs a Businessman!”
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!”