Innovation in Practice Blog

February 23, 2021

The Power of Combining Things: How to be Creative Anytime with Simple Unexpected Combinations

Think you’re the most uncreative person in the world?  Well, not anymore.  You can decide to become creative if you want to right in this very […]
February 16, 2021

Are You Sitting on The Next Big Thing?

Have you ever been in your car driving down the road or you’re at a friend’s house or in your house or at work, then all […]
February 9, 2021

Why Some People See Creative Ideas More Clearly Than Others

Are you one of those people that a company would choose to call to get feedback about their products or services?  Do you have the right […]
February 2, 2021

Creative Ways to Improve How People See You: Adding Prestige to Who You Are

What makes luxury brands and products so special? They’ve got the prestige or reputation that’s unparalleled. Now, what if you’re able to translate that into you […]
January 26, 2021

What’s In a Name?

Naming objects is very useful. We name things all the time because it makes things efficient. It helps us understand our world and it’s how we […]
January 19, 2021

Mastering Creative Thinking: Two Techniques to Make Creative Thinking Stick

Becoming even just a little bit more creative will enhance what you do every day – whether at work, at home, or just about anywhere.  But […]
January 12, 2021

The Creative Power of Thinking Big: How to Improve Your Ideas with One Simple Trick

Think big. You’ve probably heard that a lot of times.  As leaders, we need to be more aggressive, take more risks, and challenge ourselves to think […]
January 5, 2021

The Temptation of Creative Ideas: How We View Ideas Differently Depending on the Source

The next time you come up with a great idea, don’t share it with anyone! Sounds absurd, right? Here’s a better way of saying that: If […]
December 29, 2020

You’re Awesome! How Sarcasm Enhances Creativity

Sarcasm is the idea of using irony in a way to mock somebody or to insult them. While sarcasm can be insulting and hurtful to somebody, […]
December 22, 2020

The Golden Rule of Creativity

The golden rule says that you should treat others as you want them to treat you.  Now, the golden rule of creativity states that if you […]
September 28, 2020

010: The Multiplication Technique: A Simple Tool with Many Creative Surprises Inside

How does a company like Procter & Gamble take their air freshener product that’s lagging in the market and all of a sudden propel it to […]
October 5, 2020

011: The Subtraction Technique: The Creative Power of Taking Elements Away

Imagine a package of powdered soup, a contact lens, a child’s high chair, and an exercise bicycle.  What do you think these items have in common?  […]
October 12, 2020

012: The Myth of Post-It Notes and Other Serendipitous Inventions: Why Pure Chance is Not Your Creative Friend

Chocolate chip cookies, penicillin, Velcro, the microwave oven, and the game of basketball – what do all of those have in common? Well, they’re examples of […]
October 19, 2020

013: Attribute Dependency

We live in a world of change. Just look around you, everything is changing. But today, I’m going to talk about another level of change that […]
October 26, 2020

014: Five Ways to Teach Your Children to be More Creative

Can you teach your children to be more creative? Of course! In fact, the systematic inventive thinking or SIT method that I’ve been covering for the […]
November 2, 2020

015: The Myth of Outside the Box Thinking: Why Brainstorming and Other Such Techniques Are Your Worst Enemy

Brainstorming = Innovation, correct? A lot of people equate innovation with brainstorming. And that’s entirely false. In fact, brainstorming creates this one-sided view that biases people […]
November 9, 2020

016: Six Best Books on Creativity: The Classics that Teach the How and Not the Why

If you like creativity and innovation, there are a lot of great books out there that cover a wide range of topics. So how do you […]
November 16, 2020

017: Finding Your Creative Sweet Spot: How to Make an Idea More Appealing

Not all ideas are equal. Ideas get resisted sometimes because either they’re too complex – or they’re just plain boring they don’t make it to the […]
November 23, 2020

018: Have You Reached Your Creative Peak?

Have you reached that point in your life when your creative output is at its optimal level? But when do you know if and when you’ve […]
November 30, 2020

019: What Makes Something Creative? The Characteristics of Highly Innovative Ideas

Have you found the secret sauce in your product or service? Well, it turns out, there are characteristics of highly innovative products and services that tend […]