Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, explores how every individual can develop their creative capabilities to make an active contribution to our society.
Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery service could be operational in the UK “in a few years”, says Amazon UK chief Christopher North. What do you think? Will Prime Air ever get off the ground?
Joshua Wolf Shenk argues the case for creative pairs in the New York Times, in an excerpt of his book Powers of Two. “At its heart, the creative process itself is about a push and pull between two entities.”
Soren Kaplan argues that measuring innovation is a combination of art and science, which is precisely why it’s tough to do. Companies either don’t do it enough, or they go too far.
Being busy is one of the most wonderful vanity metrics in existence. Busyness or “utilisation”, to give it it’s formal name, is almost universally regarded as a good measure of… something else.
Turning ideas into reality can take a mental and emotional toll. Especially as the purity of the vision can be sullied by the realities within which you have to operate. But try and avoid Jumping the Shark…
Astro Teller, entrepreneur, scientist and ‘Captain of Moonshots’ for Google [x] is thinking big. And he wants you to do the same – he believes “YOU can be the next Google.” We find out how by taking a look at the Google [x] Ethos.
Picasso famously said “without great solitude no serious work can be done”. In effect, private revelation was his key to divining creativity. Integral to the process was having an unfettered, lonely environment. Somewhere along the line though, workplace theory has gone completely the other way.
Exploring space technology so humans can live on other planets: these are hugely ambitious – and some would say unlikely – plans. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has the CV and attitude of someone who might just succeed.
Our friend Johnnie Moore recently wrote about the McGurk Effect, looking at how what we what see influences what we hear. Take a look at the video - it makes quite compelling viewing, doesn't it! There is a process taking place in our brain every time we talk with...
Tim Brown, CEO at IDEO, says with 600 staff across 12 time zones, the company has to make an effort to keep communication as real as possible. He believes that a large part of communication is non-verbal.
Dave Brailsford on Bradley Wiggins on the same team as Chris Froome: “I don’t spend a nanosecond worrying whether they get on. People talk about having team unity and team harmony. I don’t buy that at all.”