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Dave Birss
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We've got some exciting things just about to kick off at Open for Ideas. Find out more about our forthcoming deep-dive series on the site today.
From the very beginning, Open for Ideas has been focused on sharing the best thinking on the entire idea process, from start to finish. We want to help everyone come up with better ideas and enable every organisation to become a fertile environment for ideas. Individual articles can only...
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'Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.' - Arthur C Clark Magic has been on my mind of late. Like a lurking suspicion. A sneaky little thought trying to get out. Because, you see, magic and creativity have something in common and understanding what that is will help you, as...
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This is the time of year when I often lose heart halfway through writing a sentence about what time of year it is. As has happened once again. You see, I find the entire period of Christmas, New Year, and that magical month of January in which apparently we...
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First of all, I trust you're having a tip top festive break filled with joy and peace and love and all that good stuff. Just in case you want to use your free time to feed your mind, I thought I'd give you a run down of our top 10...
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Quarrel, discord, conflict... these are not exactly words that you would associate with great teamwork. Because we learned to listen to each other, to defer our judgment and to put our personal emotions aside in order to reach that holy ‘common goal’. Always head in the same direction, shouldn’t...
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https://youtu.be/7SVzfHyOxaA We’re continuing our Silicon Beach special interviews this week with a conversation with LV’s Fast-Track Director, Rod Willmott. The first thing I asked Rod was what the heck a Fast-Track Director was. And - quite sensibly - it’s a way to avoid using the ‘innovation’ word and suffering from all the baggage...
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Last week, we had a look at Seenapse, a search engine for inspiration and conceptual connections. And we’re continuing our investigation into technology that helps your thinking. This time, we’ve got an interview with Balder Onarheim, co-founder of Plato - a neuro-headset that helps to put your brain in...
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In the third part of John’s series on A Beginner’s Guide to Human Insight, he looks at the importance of challenging your view of the world. Before we start, I want you to get a piece of paper, and draw a map of the world, like you’d see in an...
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I want to make sure Open for Ideas is as helpful as possible. So I'd love it if you could fill in a super-quick questionnaire. I'll give you free access to my forthcoming Udemy course in return (worth over £100!)

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One of the things you'll occasionally read on Open for Ideas is the importance of making sure you've got the brief right. Over the last few months, we've talked about research, human insight and making sure you have a solid strategy before you start generating ideas. So it would be...
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Since it's Christmas, Instead of my usual rantings and ravings about creativity I've written you all a story. Any similarity to famous works by other authors is purely deliberate. It is a ghost story and like all the best ghost stories holds a cautionary tale, a morality tale. May...
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Eddie Obeng works with companies, teaching them a management theory that’s all about adapting to change. And in this talk, he showed how businesses are approaching innovation wrong. He starts by showing us that we assume things are the same as they’ve always been. The world has changed but we’re...
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This is the last of our festive gift lists. If you’re still looking for presents this time next week, it’ll probably be more of a last minute scramble along the high street. Buying one of these options online is a much better idea. And this week we’re looking at notebooks....
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