‘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 formula for telling its story from an era of your grandparents or great-grandparents. The cue […]

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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 rules are being redefined? Most practitioners are guilty of resorting to what can be called […]

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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 second series; I was born in Poplar in 1958 – so the young Andy Green […]

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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 bringing, or restoring something back from your past. Here are seven strategies to help you […]

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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 creativity and innovation: Novelty Rules – imagine going through life not eating the same food, […]

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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 of today would be better from bringing, or restoring anything no longer around. The campaign […]

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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 18. Fabulous 19. Felicitous 20. Fabled 21. Flippin’ good (OK, I struggled on the last […]

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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 the trough of today. Identify where you want to go – and where do you […]

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