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Brilliant Idea. Dog-powered scooters

Why didn’t I think of this? Brilliant.

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Quirky.com is back!

Quirky.com was launched in 2009 with a mission to make invention accessible to everyone. You could share your ideas with a community of over a million people and get involved in bringing the best ideas to market. They started hundreds of thousands of idea projects through the community, launched hundreds of products and paid over […]

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Brilliant Idea #359. The huggable bracelet

It’s a wareable bracelet, like a fitbit or similar, but, it’s passes on hugs from friends and family. It’ll expand and warm up when people send it a hug via an app. Imagine someone is going through an illness, or bereavement, or just the first day at  a new job – something where knowing that […]

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Rotating skyscraper

This is insane, a skyscraper where every apartment block rotates on the central core so the building is constantly changing shape and the view constantly changes. More on this design here.

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Now this is an idea. China aims to rate its 1.3 billion residents

The Chinese government plans to launch its Social Credit System in 2020. The aim? To judge the trustworthiness – or otherwise – of its 1.3 billion residents They are calling it a Social Credit System. They will seemingly do this by monitoring and evaluating your daily activities; what you buy at the shops and online; […]

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Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

This is new research from Harvard Business Review is worth a read. They analysed millions of employees of users of an innovation management platform called Spigit. If you only have 60 seconds, here are the take-aways; Scale – more participants. To succeed, an innovation program needs lots of participants. It’s the wisdom of the crowd: […]

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The reluctant innovator

I was working on a project recently and helping out with a roadshow at one of their sites. They were actively looking for ideas from employees. One chap came up to me and promptly told me his idea. Of course I said, “great idea, put it in the system” to which he replied, “nah, you […]

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Brilliant Idea #358. Evacuation pods for high rise buildings

Unfortunately the difficulties of evacuating high rise buildings has been in the news.  If the fire is below you, the ability to escape to safety is very difficult. Brilliant Idea #358 is an evacuation pod.  They’re used on ships all the time. The only difference is that these have large, auto-opening parachutes.

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Brilliant Idea #357. Fake grass that looks less fake

Fake grass is, well, obvious, because it’s perfect. Brilliant Idea #357 is fake grass that looks less fake. Why can’t I buy fake grass that has a slightly different grass hight and colour?

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Is asking staff for ideas always a good idea. Radio show interview

In case anyone wants to listen to me on Engage for Success radio talking about whether Staff Suggestion Scheme really are a good idea.   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/engage-for-success/2017/03/06/show-197-is-asking-staff-for-ideas-really-a-good-idea

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Innovation Inspiration #107

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Innovation Inspiration #106

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