Monthly Archives: February 2012

Can we help create a new Welsh meme of the Cwtch?

Having beaten the English at rugby can the Welsh now surpass the Irish in making their own patron saint day, St. David’s Day even more popular than St. Patrick’s Day? I think I might have found the secret weapon for … Continue reading

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‘The Artist’ – lessons for your innovation and creativity

The triumph of The Artist at the Oscars has profound lessons for innovation, creativity and strategic management. The film scooped five awards including best picture, best director and best actor yet was a silent movie: fundamentally using a technology and … Continue reading

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Strategic Management: the Creativity Paradox for PR

Thinking creatively helps you think different. But do you need to think different on how you use creativity in your work? Or even about why and where you use creative thinking? How do we respond to an age where the … Continue reading

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Call the Midwife – 3 lessons for your creativity and innovation

The BBCTV series ‘Call the Midwife’ – set in theEast End of 1957 – pulls both massive viewing audiences but also provides valuable lessons for your creativity and innovation. Admittedly, I have personal reasons in hoping the show gets a … Continue reading

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How you can be creative and innovative on Nostalgia day

Today is national Nostalgia Day (Feb 15th) on the day thatBritain went decimal in 1971. Use the occasion to encourage enjoyable, positive reminisces but also to be more creative by identifying if your world of today would be benefit from … Continue reading

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National Nostalgia Day (Feb 15th) – an opportunity for innovation

Nostalgia ain’t what it was! Making use of assets from your past can be the best way forward for you for now and to create a better future. Here are 4 reasons why Nostalgia gets overlooked as a resource for … Continue reading

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First ‘National Nostalgia Day’ – Feb 15th – the day Britain went decimal

On the day that Britainwent decimal in 1971 the country is invited to celebrate its past – on the first National Nostalgia Day on February 15th. It aims to both encourage enjoyable, positive reminisces and also identify if our world … Continue reading

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Two role models in ‘Failure Week’ and beyond

Inevitably we all face things that don’t quite work out or go to plan. Sometimes fate can twist things to your advantage. Often however, it can seem a road to failure, to a cul de sac of ‘You have failed’. … Continue reading

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21 positive ‘F’ words for giving praise to ‘Failure’ during ‘Failure Week’

1. Fantastic 2. Forward-thinking 3. Formidable 4. Foresight 5. Foremost 6. Float (as in ‘it floats my boat’) 7. Flamboyant 8. First 9. Fidelity 10. Fertile 11. Fine 12. Festive 13. Fit 14. Flexible 15. Fizzes 16. Fresh 17. Futuristic … Continue reading

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Failure Week (Feb 6-11) – The 5 F words for you to be a great ‘Failure’

Free thinking – yourDNA and dreams are unique. Make the most of them. Foresight – it was the Dutch philosopher Erasmus who pronounced that in the land of the blind ‘the one-eyed man was King’. Lift your snout out of … Continue reading

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