Where do good ideas come from?

I had lunch earlier this week with an old colleague. He currently works for a global business, gets paid well, but feels no joy in the work. He'd love to setup his own business, but doing what? He just doesn't know. We spoke about different ways to start the idea generation process. When I worked … Continue reading Where do good ideas come from?

How do we be more creative?

I wrote recently about Sir Ken Robinson’s famous TED Talk ‘Are schools killing creativity?’. One of the stats I shared in that post was about how rapidly we lose our ability to think creatively. At age 3-5, 98% of children can think creatively, however by age 20-25 that number is only 2%. Just think about … Continue reading How do we be more creative?

Are schools killing creativity?

It's the most watched TED Talk of all time, with almost 36 million views. In 2006, Sir Ken Robinson took to the TED stage and gave an entertaining and impassioned case for creating an education system that nurtures, rather than undermines, creativity. https://youtu.be/iG9CE55wbtY Sadly, a decade on, not much has changed. Indeed, if anything, it's gotten … Continue reading Are schools killing creativity?