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Diversity & Divergency

Loving the Alien

“The nail that sticks out gets hammered down” – Japanese proverb “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” – Often attributed to Oscar Wilde – probably not Oscar Wilde...
Personal Creativity

Work is Important, Play is Vital

“Man’s maturity: to have regained the seriousness that he had as a child at play.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Social gatherings would be much more lively affairs if we asked...
Personal Creativity

The 4-step Remix Method for getting ideas

Last week we showed Kirby Ferguson’s brilliant TED talk based on his brilliant documentary series. Like us folks at Open for Ideas, he appears to be fascinated with where ideas...
Personal Creativity

Forget the heroes, learn from the villains

Last year, on the morning when we learned that a man who literally inspired some of the villains in 1980s movies had been elected president of the United States...
Corporate Creativity

It’s harder to unpick things when they go wrong

Our Silicon Beach interview specials continue. This time with Peter Smithson from Kingston Smith accountants, who specialise in entrepreneurial and creative businesses. I caught up with him to find...
Personal Creativity

The discipline of free thought

Discipline. Freedom of thought. Two apparently contradictory concepts that, when it comes to innovation, are more synergistic than separate. Throughout history, the notion of creativity has been associated with...
Open for Ideas

Open for Ideas