Category Archives: creativity

The Metaphorical Search Engine

The way that famous search engines work is annoying me more and more. The work I do with many clients is about business model innovation – seeing your organisation in a new light, finding new ways of working that let … Continue reading

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Big Decisions: Are You A Hamster Or An Entrepreneur?

Life presents opportunities.  And if you can spot them at all, then there are two ways of looking at them.  One way works – and the other gets you nowhere. The first way is to start by imagining the possibilities … Continue reading

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Brainstorming the Right Way – Part II

  Part I of this blog took us through the basic rules for a classic brainstorm, including the suspension of all judgement and having a clear objective.  I’m going to add to that list now.  Research into the way the … Continue reading

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Brainstorming the Right Way – Part I

Brainstorming can be a fantastic method of generating original ideas.  But many organisations aren’t doing it properly – they’re not having a brainstorm, they’re just having a normal conversation where people prefer to suggest ‘safe’ ideas rather than anything unfamiliar, … Continue reading

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From Mad Men to Mass Customisation

There’s a lovely little line in Series 1 of Mad Men, that stylishly-told social history of 1960s USA.  One executive had acquired a report that he didn’t want others to see, but later on he spots it in the office of a … Continue reading

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