Rough Cut Creativity
The videos that I have created are part of a series of thoughts and musings about Business Creativity and Innovation which I call Rough Cut Creativity. They are not designed to be HD TV or production quality, simply recorded and uploaded on a whim. I hope that viewers find them useful.
The Fastest Coffin In Mexico CityThis is a story about the ingenuity shown by a taxi driver in Mexico City and one or two lessons that we can learn from him.
Creating 10,000 Ideas In A HurryHere I outline a method that could create 10,000 ideas very quickly if you could automate the process. However, with just a few friends and pen and paper you could still create an awful lot. They might act as springboards rather than be well formed ideas but they will be good!
Using Distraction As A Business ToolPeople used to think we had a left brain and a right brain, one of which was creative, and one which was not. This is not true but we do have creative and logical functions distributed around our brain. How can we use them to our advantage?
A Useful Twist On BrainstormingHow many of you have tried (or been forced to try) Brainstorming? And has it worked? The chances are it has not or at least not worked very well for a number of reasons. Here is a better version that can generate more ideas and actually harnesses the thoughts of negative people!!
Do You Have A Missing Sock?This video explores our attitude to problems. Do we try something different or do we do the same thing that we did last time and expect different results?
Why Measuring Is Bad For InnovationThe fact that we introduce an extra overhead is bad enough but the way we measure and manage performance is bad for Innovation in so many ways.
Why Brainstorming Does Not WorkAn attention grabbing title for a short video that explains why brainstorming does not work a lot of the time. This is mainly due to the way we try to use the technique and not the actual technique itself. Selecting the right technique is key if you wish to solve problems creatively.
Which Way Does Your Banana Bend?This sounds like a silly question but it's not. The question is all about perspective. How we see things depends on how we look at them. Could we use this idea to help solve problems? Of course we can!
The Public Sector LeopardThis video provides some thoughts on work that is ongoing in the public sector to improve service delivery. What the customer sees is great but behind the scenes not a lot has changed
How To Generate 20 Ideas Whilst Having A CoffeeHere I give a simple technique for generating around 20 or so ideas in the short time that it takes to drink a cup of coffee. Try this alone or with colleagues.