Hi, I’m Mike Allen.
I’m an ideas person! I have founded three businesses; Europe’s first on-line photo processor, fotango.com, TalkFreely (www.talkfreely.com) and a Chatbot / AI Agency called theBotFarm.io. You can find more about me, my background and business by connecting to me on Linkedin, but if you’re reading this, your probably only really interested in knowing whether I could help you.
If you want to innovate, you need to master the process: identifying where you need to innovate, finding novel and creative ideas, assessing and choosing the most promising ideas, analysing, testing and building prototypes and finally launching them. I’ve built lots of tools to support organisations and people throughout this process.
Most of what I do I give away for free. Partly that’s because I can’t help everyone – there’s only so many hours in the day so why wouldn’t I help as many people as possible, and partly because an awful lot of consultancies that ‘offer’ innovation are offering the same old snake oil…management consulting labelled as innovation or creative thinking.
When I coach innovation, I jump into the trenches with you. While a lot of the tools I use are my own creations, a lot is also based on Lean Startup. It’s THE best way of developing propositions and businesses.
So, take a look around my blog and if you like what you see, sign-up to receive free lessons from the homepage, starting with an ideation tool called Idea Hacking which will walk you through generating 50 ideas in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee.
If you want to know more about how I can help, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading this page, and let’s get innovating!