Innovation in Practice Blog

December 15, 2020

Where There’s Hope, There’s Creativity: The 5 Modes of Hoping

Do you feel like you’re never going to get any creative stuff going?  Well, never lose hope – because hope is a prerequisite to be creative. […]
December 8, 2020

What Makes Something Creative? The Characteristics of Highly Innovative Ideas

What is it about some products and services that make them more innovative and more creative than other products?  What is their secret ingredient? Well, it […]
December 1, 2020

Have You Reached Your Creative Peak?

Do you feel you’ve reached your optimum level of creativity? If not, when is that going to happen? And if yes, how do maintain that level […]
November 24, 2020

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

Not all ideas are equal. Some are okay, some are great. But don’t just throw those okay ideas away. The key is to find that creative […]
November 17, 2020

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 just a wide range of topics. So how do […]
November 10, 2020

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

How many brainstorming sessions have you been in? What really came out of it? What was the process like for you? How did you feel about […]
November 3, 2020

Five Ways to Teach Your Children to Be More Creative

If you think innovation is only for adults, well, you’re wrong – because kids can just be as innovative as adults are, even more sometimes.  Here […]
October 27, 2020

Learning the Powerful, Yet Abstract Method of Attribute Dependency

Attribute Dependency is one of the five techniques of the SIT (Systematic Inventive Thinking) method.  Just to give you an idea, think of your home thermostat […]
October 20, 2020

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

Chocolate chip cookies, penicillin, Velcro, microwave ovens, the game of basketball, and Post-It Notes. What do they have in common? Well, those products were invented completely […]
October 13, 2020

The Subtraction Technique: The Creative Power of Taking Elements Away

Subtraction is the removal of an essential core element rather than the addition of new systems or functions.  Like all the other techniques of the Systematic […]
December 7, 2020

020: Where There’s Hope, There’s Creativity

If you’re wondering why you just can’t be creative or you’re almost losing that sense of hope of being able to generate a creative idea one […]
December 14, 2020

021: The Golden Rule of Creativity

Have you ever experienced working in a company where your colleagues tend to withhold information? And you know they’re not going to share it with you […]
December 21, 2020

022: You’re Awesome! How Sarcasm Enhances Creativity

Comedian Bill Murray’s classic line, “You’re awesome!” was sarcasm at its best.  Sarcasm is the idea of using irony in a way to mock somebody or […]
December 28, 2020

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

The next time you come up with a great idea, do me a favor – don’t share it with anyone! If you want your ideas to […]
January 4, 2021

024: 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. But does this apply to creative thinking as well? As leaders, we need to be more […]
January 11, 2021

025: Mastering Creative Thinking: Two Techniques to Make Creative Thinking Stick

Creativity can be learned, and there are patterns you can use to generate creative ideas. If you’ve listened to our previous episodes, you’re pretty much familiar […]
January 18, 2021

Episode 026: What’s In a Name?

Want to be more creative – fast? Here’s a shortcut to becoming more creative: change the names of the things around you every day. Names have […]
January 25, 2021

Episode 027: Creative Ways to Improve How People See You: Adding Prestige to Who You Are

Today, I’m going to share with you some concepts and insights from my newly released book, Adding Prestige to Your Portfolio: How to Use the Creative […]
February 1, 2021

Episode 028: 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 8, 2021

Episode 029: Are You Sitting on The Next Big Thing?

Do you have an idea for a great invention you think is going to improve people’s lives and perhaps change the world? You may have been […]