Innovation in Practice Blog

October 6, 2020

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

Procter & Gamble was able to take an air freshener product that was lagging at 4th place in terms of market share – to 1st place, […]
September 29, 2020

How to Create and Run an Innovation Pilot Program

Individuals and organizations need to learn at a rate faster than the rate of change. And innovation pilot programs help you do that.  But how do […]
September 22, 2020

Fixedness: Your Main Barrier to Creative Thinking

How do you develop your creativity? As much as you want to or need to be creative, sometimes, there’s something that seems to block it. And […]
September 15, 2020

Process Innovation: Unlocking New Value in What You Do Everyday

The Systematic Inventive Thinking or SIT method is not only applicable to products, it’s also highly valuable in innovating services and processes.  Here are two ways […]
September 8, 2020

Innovation Dream Teams: The Secret Formula to Drive Team Success

When you’re talking about innovation, a traditional brainstorming approach doesn’t work. If you want to generate better ideas, you have to be able to create your […]
September 1, 2020

Why People Resist Our Innovative Ideas and How To Overcome It

With innovation comes resistance. They define each other. An idea simply cannot be innovative unless it’s met with resistance. Because of this, we should see resistance […]
August 25, 2020

How to Use the Closed World Principle of Creativity

Creative thinking can be systematic and routine. All you have to do is learn how to use your brain and learn a new way to generate […]
August 18, 2020

Divide and Conquer – How to Use the Division Technique

A common misconception is that creativity is a gift you are born with. People believe that if they don’t have it right from birth, they have […]
August 11, 2020

A Path to More Creative Thinking

Innovation is a skill. It’s not a gift. It’s not something you’re born with. But you can actually learn to be creative like you could learn […]
August 10, 2020

Task Unification – The Go-To Innovation Tool to Break Functional Fixedness

Mankind has used patterns for thousands of years to solve everyday problems. Those patterns are now embedded into the products and services you see around you […]
February 15, 2021

Episode 030: The Power of Combining Things: How to be Creative Anytime with Simple Unexpected Combinations

There’s no excuse for not being creative. You have the ability to be creative any time you want. And all it takes is a simple trick […]
February 22, 2021

Episode 031: Two New Apps to Help You Learn Creativity

There are lots of ways for you to learn about systematic creativity. In today’s episode, I’m sharing with you two amazing apps right at your fingertips. […]
March 1, 2021

Episode 032: Avoid Cliches Like the Plague – How to Speak and Write More Creatively

Cliches oftentimes do a good job of communicating what your point is. Other people understand them readily, but using the same old cliches can get boring. […]
March 8, 2021

Episode 033: Creativity? Make It Someone Else’s Problem

Are you struggling with creativity? Just make it someone else’s problem. Now, it doesn’t mean you should just stop being creative and outsource your creative thinking […]
March 15, 2021

Episode 034: Rock, Paper, Scissors

No matter who you are, it doesn’t matter if you’re born creative or gifted in some way, everyone has the potential to become more creative, regardless […]
March 22, 2021

Episode 035: Rejection Breeds Creativity

Most likely, there probably have been moments in your life where you have been rejected for your ideas. Getting rejected is a terrible feeling for sure. […]
March 29, 2021

Episode 036: Gender Role in Creative Thinking – Not What You Think!

Guess who’s more creative – men or women?  If you answered either of them, you’re wrong. In fact, many people think men have more innovative solutions […]
April 5, 2021

Episode 037: Creativity for Charities

Do charities and nonprofit organizations also need to be as creative and innovative as for-profit companies? Absolutely! If you’re doing work in a nonprofit organization, volunteering […]
April 12, 2021

Episode 038: Boost Creative Thinking By Being Specific – Ten Tips to Generate Better Ideas

Creativity is nothing more than combining two things in an unexpected way. However, it is critical that it really is unexpected. For example, if you mash […]
April 19, 2021

Episode 039: No Time? No Problem. Put Clutter to Work for You to Be More Creative

If you want to be more creative, turn off your phone and put it away. No, I’m not trying to be your parent. I’m just trying […]