Inside the Box Podcast

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Innovation Inside the Box podcast features structured creativity and innovation strategies for leaders who want to think differently, be more innovative, implement change and, grow. The conversations you’ll hear will help you apply innovation methods to services and processes, overcome resistance to ideas, and create a culture of innovation.

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Inside the Box Podcast

Inside the Box Podcast Episodes

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

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

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

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...
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013: Attribute Dependency

013: Attribute Dependency

We live in a world of change. Just look around you, everything is changing. But today, I’m going to talk...
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012: The Myth of Post-It Notes and Other Serendipitous Inventions: Why Pure Chance is Not Your Creative Friend

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

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

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...
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009: How to Create and Run an Innovation Pilot Program

009: How to Create and Run an Innovation Pilot Program

Once you've embraced this idea that creativity can be systematic, and you've started to invest time and energy learning the...
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008: Fixedness: Your Main Barrier to Creative Thinking

008: Fixedness: Your Main Barrier to Creative Thinking

Every day, you face at least one situation where a creative idea would come in handy. But there are just...
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007: Process Innovation: Unlocking New Value in What You Do Everyday

007: Process Innovation: Unlocking New Value in What You Do Everyday

Does the SIT method work with services as well? This is actually the most common single question that I get...
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006: Innovation Dream Teams: The Secret Formula to Drive Team Success

006: Innovation Dream Teams: The Secret Formula to Drive Team Success

Does your organization struggle with generating better ideas? Unfortunately, the traditional brainstorming approach doesn't work.  Innovation is a team sport....
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005: Why People Resist Your Innovative Ideas and How To Overcome It

005: Why People Resist Your Innovative Ideas and How To Overcome It

With innovation comes resistance. They define each other. An idea can’t be innovative unless it’s met with resistance, so we...
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004: The Closed World Principle of Creativity

004: The Closed World Principle of Creativity

Have you ever experienced coming out of brainstorming sessions getting all frustrated because you and your colleagues are always coming...
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003: Divide and Conquer – How to Use the Division Technique

003: Divide and Conquer – How to Use the Division Technique

In today’s episode, we’re talking about how to develop our creativity. A common misconception is that creativity is a gift...
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002: Task Unification – The Go-To Innovation Tool to Break Functional Fixedness

002: 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...
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001: A Path to More Creative Thinking

001: A Path to More Creative Thinking

Innovation is a skill – it’s not a gift. It's not something you're born with. You can actually learn to...
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Introducing the Innovation Inside the Box Podcast

Innovation is a skill – it’s not a gift. It's not something you're born with. You can actually learn to...
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