Monthly Archives: October 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear – a great un-news story

I believe we have witnessed history in the first ‘un-news’ event – and I just wish so much that I could have been there. I refer to the first Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear demonstration this weekend in Washington … Continue reading

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Fresh take on austerity

It is good to be invited to be a judge for a leading industry awards. It is even better when you have an idea generated at a conference brainstorm just a few weeks earlier being made into reality. The Fresh … Continue reading

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Jane Austen – and her IdeaPoo

News that novelist Jane Austen elegant writing style may actually be the product of her editor, a William Gifford, is yet again evidence of the collaborative nature of creativity – ‘No Jane Austen is an island’ I would say. There … Continue reading

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Chilean miners rescue sponsorship and opportunities remain un-mined

In my teachings I encourage people to develop an innovative mindset: creativity is 24 7 and we are never more than 12ft from an opportunity. Do you kick yourself when you see a phenomenal opportunity and it goes begging? That … Continue reading

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We need a Ministry of Memes

Although there are cutbacks on public bodies and quangos it does seem we need a new post of Minister of Memes to ensure government does not inadvertently create the wrong word of mouth memes to undermine its intentions. A meme … Continue reading

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We need a new era for award categories

A joy of doing a brainstorm or facilitating an awayday is sparking ideas which sometimes are not directly relevant to the task at hand. These ideas should always be recognised, captured, and put to good effect. Last week, while doing … Continue reading

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Creativity you couldn’t make up

One of your most outstanding creative talents is what I call your ‘creative ear’ – picking up bits of information around you, seeds of new opportunities to develop into added value ideas. In my teaching on creativity I am a great believer … Continue reading

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NEWS: Keynote speaker at Healthcare Communicators’ conference

Andy Green will be a keynote speaker at the Association for Healthcare Communications and Marketing’s annual conference held at the Belfry, near Birmingham this week. Andy will be sharing his insights into flexible and creative thinking to inspire delegates on … Continue reading

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Time Tax – and taking the pith

It appears sales of oranges have been declining over recent years – and a key reason being that people just do not want to spend the time peeling them. It reinforces one of my key messages for creativity, flexible thinking … Continue reading

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