¿Has estado alguna vez frustrad@ por no encontrar ideas realmente originales para tu problema empresarial? Si eres un mando medio o directiv@, te habrás encontrado con que, de cuando en cuando, es preciso encontrar ideas innovadoras para nuestra parcela de responsabilidad. Y cuando llega el momento, en lugar de seguir las recomendaciones sobre creatividad del sabio John … Continue reading Necesito ideas para mi trabajo: ¿cómo me inspiro?
As an engineer and business consultant I´ve always been aware of the critical importance of numbers. Numbers are essential for many purposes, including the task of proving a theoretical creative solution. For instance, a solution which enables a 4% efficiency increase might be "nice", whereas another which can provide a 40% increase can really be worthwhile the … Continue reading A Spreadsheet Innovation Model (SIM) for your business challenge
This is a new case study on applying creativity principles to solving problems, particularly how to not gain weight during Christmas. The solutions can eventually be applied at home, but they are also very much business related if your organisation requires from you to be at parties or social events during Christmas. I have included the solutions for you. Enjoy, … Continue reading Enjoying Christmas without gaining weight (case study 14)
As you already know there is a growing figure in corporations which is the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), whose main task is to keep progressively pushing for new things in the company. All sorts of corporations do already have this figure: retail, entertainment and even the legal profession. The CIO is usually a person who has … Continue reading Hello. I´m the Chief Innovation Officer and I´m going to change everything
In this example you can test yourself about applying creativity principles within a specific challenge. The game is about learning to jump between thoughts (black circles) by using creativity principles. You can go left to right and top to bottom. In any both cases only one creativity principle is really the correct solution considering the … Continue reading Feel like testing your creativity? (case study 13)
Let´s start with a simple question, what do all these tasks have in common? driving our car; riding a bicycle; baking a cake All of them are: Relatively complex to perform: multiple subtasks have to be carried out to achieve success. They are activities that vary in time, that is to say, they are never … Continue reading Creativity in autopilot: where´s the catch?
If you have worked in any business I´m sure you´ve had a call you had to make that, at least on paper, looked as a time-consuming nightmare. Our time is not only extremely valuable but, sadly enough, not replaceable. Thus, we have to fight to the dead to preserve it. In this post I include a visual exercise … Continue reading How can you creatively keep a business call nice&short? (case study 12)
The other day I met two friends of mine who are surgeons. They are great and brilliant people, but above all, they´ve had to go through multiple challenges and hurdles along the way before being able to operate on other people. Sounds pretty reasonable to me, considering the importance of the job at hand. Furthermore, I would … Continue reading Politicians: is it possible to think creatively to change the system which puts them in place?
Ebola is an extremely serious issue, and, sadly, is also currently hot. Whether we believe or not all the buzz in the media, I think we can agree that having in place a robust set of mechanisms to prevent people dying or getting sick from a disease is just plain common sense. In this post I … Continue reading Ebola: when thinking creatively is serious business (case study 11)
I just viewed a short interview on Elon Musk in which he stated that one of the most important ways to assess whether an applicant to a job is effectively a fit and an A-player is being able to see live how they explain how they confronted a problem in the past. Most specifically, which level of depth … Continue reading Go for depth in your mind