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Established in 2001 to present ideas, promote public debate, and to foster and celebrate innovation the Festival is proudly presented by the Queensland Government as part of the Q150 celebrations, with Major Sponsor Griffith University.

 

Ideas covers a broad range covering five streams of IDEAS:

  • invention and innovation
  • development and design
  • ecology and ethics
  • action and advocacy
  • self and society

It is about new...

Highlights from the Boston Consulting Group’s report “ Innovation 2008: Is the Tide Turning” which was produced in conjunction with “Measuring Innovation 2008: Squandered Opportunities” – See other blog post

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Click on attachment below to download the full report.

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Here are some key points from the report that I think are relevant for innovation practitioners

 

If you plan on remaining a going concern, you need to be able to...

It is really frustrating when I see people referring to Mind Maps and the illustration looks nothing like a Mind Map. I just picked up a copy of “The Idea Accelerator” by Ken Hudson in which he has a number of “Speed Thinking” Tools to solve problems faster. . My elation in seeing Mind Maps included was quickly deflated when I realised that he was telling people to ‘place bubbles around the central bubble’. People will often come up to me and say ”Oh, I tried Mind Maps and they don’t...

Welcome to the Creative Thinking Group

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In this and coming blogs I want to explore the nature of creative thinking and would welcome input and comment to help create a discussion on this topic. Even a quick scan of the literature, both popular and academic, reveals a range of definitions for "Creativity".
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Wikipedia defines Creativity (or "creativeness") is a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations between existing ideas...

Verbal communication skills are essential in today's business environment - formally and informally.

Whether in a meeting, one-to-one, addressing a colleague or making a presentation, Think On Your Feet® provides you with techniques to home in on issues, organise ideas, reduce preparation and response time and handle awkward questions.

This practical, intensive programme will dramatically improve your oral communication skills, enabling you to get your...

This practical, intensive programme will dramatically improve your oral communication skills, enabling you to get your point across clearly, concisely, persuasively and memorably.

Whether in a meeting, one-to-one, addressing a colleague or making a presentation, Think On Your Feet® provides you with techniques to home in on issues, organise ideas, reduce preparation and response time and handle awkward questions.

BrainstormingWhy is it that we often get our best ideas when in the shower, at the gym or walking the dog?

It is because we

are allowing our brain to wander and daydream. It is important to give your brain time to relax, meditate, chill out or just settle, petal.

I have also heard that the ions in the water...

Have you ever found yourself banging you head against the wall to try to solve a problem – sure we all have. 

Well the answer may be to get out of the office, or wherever you are.  The key is to take a break from where you are to seek some new connections. 

This is an approach we have been using ourselves and with clients for years. 


Some of you may remember our first offices, where we set each room up as a different theme.  We had Dilbert...

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