December 29, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Year of Living Creatively Manifesto

The Year of Living Creatively is a two-month, online course designed to help anyone committed to manifesting their brilliance on planet Earth. The next course begins on January 30th. What follows is the course’s manifesto — it’s irreducible DNA.

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December 23, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Podcast S6E144: Rosemary Rein – Innovation Secrets from Silicon Valley

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Dr Rosemary Rein, current SVP of Innovation Minds and former Head of Learning at Wikipedia and the United Way. She is also the author of “Go Wild! Survival Skills for Business & Life” and has lived through volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and landslides. We […]

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December 22, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

What are your innovation ambitions for next year?

What are you hoping to achieve next year? No, I am not talking about what you and your company’s high level goals are: … Increase market share … … Improve profit margins … … Be innovative … I am asking what specific ambitions you and your company have for next year. Especially when it comes […]

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December 21, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

During REM dreams, the same part of your brain slows down as when you are improvising

While going through some scientific literature, I recently made a startling discovery. One which I have not seen anywhere in other summaries of how creativity works or how it can be improved. It is about what happens in your brain when you are sleeping. There are several stages which your brain goes through when you […]

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December 20, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Making too many decisons makes you want to avoid planning anything else

Is it possible to exhaust yourself by making decisions? According to research, yes it is. In a 2018 research study by Sjåstad and Baumeister, the researchers wanted to see what would happen to someone’s willingness to think about the future before or after they had been forced to make hard decisions. This was in order […]

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December 19, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

A Year in Review: The Trends That Shaped 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, our team at Innovationedge has been reflecting on the trends that impacted each industry. This year has certainly been full of innovative new developments and changes! While the future may be unpredictable, there are some significant trends that shaped 2021 that we expect to carry over into the new

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December 17, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Why did I climb a 20,000 foot mountain to open a coke bottle?

This post is a bit more personal. When I was 29, I took 5 months to travel around South America. While I was there, I spontaneously decided to climb a mountain. Not just any mountain. The 6,088 meter high Huayna Potosí in Bolivia. That is higher than My reasons were totally rational (and in no […]

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December 16, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Podcast S6E143: Janice Francisco – The personality profile of innovators

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Janice Francisco, founder of innovation consultancy Bridgepoint Effect. We speak about some interesting research into the personality profiles of innovators, and how understanding these can make groups work more effectively together. Topics covered in this episode: 00:04:00 – Research which shows us the […]

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December 15, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Yes, and…

In improvised theatre, there is a technique which helps performers build on each others’ ideas. It is called “Yes, and…”. In many everyday situations, when people are discussing new ideas, the first response of someone else hearing a new idea is why it will not work. An exchange between two people might happen like this: […]

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December 15, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How Can Nonprofits Develop a Pilot Innovation Process that Works for Volunteers?

The innovation process (as variable as it can be) has a seemingly basic format no matter what your goal is: once you understand the problem, you identify some solutions to test. Those tests often occur in some limited, proof-of-concept format and are t…

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December 14, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Shoshin: The Beginner’s Mind

There is a concept in Zen Buddhism known as shoshin, which means “beginner’s mind.” Shoshin refers to the idea of letting go of your preconceptions and having an attitude of openness when studying a subject. When you are a true beginner, your mind is empty and open. You’re willing to learn and consider all pieces […]

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December 13, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

3 Ways Real-Time Financial Data Drives Business Intelligence

Finance is no stranger to using data in predictive analysis, forecasting, and more, but what can real-time data bring to the table?
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December 13, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Archemedis’ “Eureka” moment was not about what you think

If you spend enough time around innovators, you will often hear them speak about wanting to find their “Eureka Moment”. Even though the eureka moment for business ideas is primarily a myth, the romance of the perfect idea is often attributed to the ancient Greek scientist Archimedes. The story goes that he noticed how the […]

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December 10, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

THIS JUST IN: The Year of Living Creatively Testimonials

If you are in the process birthing (or wanting to birth) an inspired idea, dream, vision, goal, or creative venture, I invite you to consider enrolling in my upcoming YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY course — a two-month, online learning adventure (startin…

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December 9, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Podcast S6E142: Robyn Bolton – Building innovation capabilities

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Robyn M Bolton. She is the founder of Mile Zero, as well as having extensive innovation experience in large companies like P&G, as well as working with Prof Clayton Christensen at Innosight. We speak about what it takes for ideas to flourish in […]

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December 8, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Kill your darlings

Sometimes, in order to produce the best creative work you can, it means you need to prune ideas from a project. People have a propensity to try and solve problems by adding more detail rather than removing, but when it comes to almost any creative work, whether it is artistic or business, you need to […]

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December 8, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

An Innovation Competition is a Great Way to Influence Culture

In a 2017 Harvard Business Review article, Anna Steinhage, Dan Cable, and Duncan Wardley talk about the impact competition can have in a workplace. They described how hosting an internal challenge can generate creative results and inspire collaboration…

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December 7, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Innovator Dilemma vs. Innovator Phenomena: The Theory of the Firm’s Phenomena

Established firms’ strategies remain characterized by the inability to master—some will say even comprehend—the economics of choosing. It is particularly surfacing unresolved relationships between [1] technical-technological, [2] economic and [3] s…

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December 6, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

A baby can play soccer, but not volleyball

Could you make a sport simple enough for a baby to play? Once a baby can walk, it can begin to “play” sports in a simplified form of what grown ups do. For example, running is a simplified version of the marathon. Paddling in a pool is a simplified version of swimming in an Olympic […]

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December 6, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

7 Steps to Reconcile Co-Innovation and Confidentiality: How Secret Should Your Co-Innovation Transformation Be?

In an increasingly competitive, connected and globalized world, co-innovation and value co-creation have recently become the norm for all R&D projects from startups to large organizations. In fact, co-innovation is critical to the development and s…

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December 5, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Material Selection Of Bumper Mold

In Automotive Injection Mold, for automotive bumper products, the mold design usually adopts advanced internal parting surface technology. Compared with the traditional outer fractal structure design, the inner fractal design has higher requirements on…

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December 3, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Why do humans see threats when there are none?

How often do expect something bad to happen? Or something good, for that matter? I recently came across a fascinating piece of research into how we as humans perceive the frequency of when we expect things to happen. In 2018, David Levari et al published the research entitled Prevalence-induced concept change in human judgment While […]

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December 2, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

7 Upcoming Megatrends To Tap Into

Looking ahead to identify upcoming changes in your industry and in consumer trends can help you find opportunities to expand your business. There are several socio-economic megatrends leaders should pay attention to that are likely to have a significant impact on innovation through the year 2050. These megatrends include: – Healthcare expansion– Global power shifts–

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December 2, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Podcast S6E141: Kapil Kane – Building Innovation capabilities at Intel

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Kapil Kane, director of innovation at Intel in China, and founder of Growth X. We speak about what it takes for innovation to surface from new parts of the ecosystem, the challenges of innovating in China and building innovation capabilities at a research-driven […]

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December 1, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Get the Support You Need to Manifest a Bold, New Possibility

In these odd times, it’s easy to get thrown off course. Our regular schedules are very different than they used to be if they can be called “schedules” at all. Our usual human interactions with friends, peers, and co-workers have been dramatically c…

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December 1, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

If you are an artist, stop masturbating

Do you want to come and watch my one-man show? I cannot think of a phrase which generates more fear, cringe and excuses for why you are not available that night, or for the rest of the year. Now don’t get me wrong. There are many examples of beautiful Solo Performances in Theatre, Film, Comedy […]

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