Hi there. I’m Dave Birss – Editor of Open for Ideas.

It’s a new online magazine focused on helping people and organisations come up with better ideas. And it’s really the embodiment of a movement.

In recent years IBM have been doing studies to find out what’s on the mind of the world’s top CEOs. And they discovered that the most sought after business skill is actually creativity. These business leaders see the importance of being able to think differently and come up with valuable ideas.

If you’ve ever seen Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk, you’ll have heard him talk about how schools are killing creativity. I believe he’s right. They’ve always done that.

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I believe that people should be taught how to come up with ideas. And more than that – how to spot what needs fresh thinking and then how to develop and implement the ideas afterwards.

OpenforIdeas covers every part of that process.

Problem finding, problem defining, insight, strategy, idea generation, idea development, prototyping, testing, selling your idea, implementing it, launching it, protecting it – and over the top of all that – how to manage creativity within an organisation.

We’ve collected some amazing contributors from a variety of fields. Some of them make a living as creative thinkers and doers. Others deal with creativity from different points of view – lawyers, analysts, funders, academics.

So bookmark the site, sign up for our newsletter and read some articles. And even better – get involved. Please leave comments, share the stuff you find valuable and even contribute yourself.

Welcome to openforideas.org

Creativity’s back in business.

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Dave Birss
Founder and Editor at OpenForIdeas.org
Dave is obsessed with creativity. He's been a musician, illustrator, stand-up comedian, poet, radio DJ, television presenter and advertising creative director. He also wrote A User Guide to the Creative Mind.
Now he runs Open for Ideas and helps individuals and companies become more creative.
You can find him speaking at conferences all over the world. And sharing his thinking in boardrooms, universities and dimly-lit pubs.