Debunking Popular Myths about Creativity

  Like innovation, there are plenty of misconceptions about creativity out there, which makes it all the more confusing when people are extolling the importance of creative skill in the 21st century. To continue my quest to unravel these complex topics this instalment is all about explaining what creativity is NOT. You have to be…

Deeper Sense of Luxury

  In an earlier post I talked about what makes a good toy, contrasting two rival consumer mindsets against one another as partially to blame for the problem with toys imported from China: on one hand the desire (or expectation) for safety and quality at knock-down prices; on the other hand – the (almost) accepted transitory…

Happiness is a skill you need to practise

  Money can’t buy you love sang the Beatles already a long time ago, yet these days we are finally beginning to understand the meaning of this yet, interestingly, various research around seems to be far more pre-occupied with who the happiest people on the planet are, rather than trying to understand what makes us…

The 5 Rules of Growth

  What are the principles for creating growth? Or rather, what are the things you need to make sure your ideas for growth address in order for you to ensure they succeed? Growth is a word that sooner or later begins buzzing around a company, because cost-cutting – although great for survival, won’t get you…