Areas of Interest

Foreword from the Author

As long as I can remember I’ve been interested in creating ideas that solve problems. New ideas, unique ideas, novel ideas. Some were definitely better than others, but I always had fun and people told me they liked what I created.

Today, I write about creativity, innovation and design thinking. I share experiences from my projects, I include references from my classrooms, and resources that help me do my job as an innovator.

Review the articles, find something of interest and dig in. If you ask a question, I’ll answer. If you share a comment, I’ll reply. If you want to talk we’ll schedule a call. You see, this is what I do for fun – I’m just looking for people who want to play.

504, 2020

What’s Your Problem? Understanding how to identify the real problem to solve in a crisis.

April 5th, 2020|Business, Creativity|

The mission critical part of solving a problem is confirming that you’re working on the right problem. The problem is that the direction is often an assumption, opinion or repeat of something that has been done before, but it does assume that they know what the problem really is.

302, 2020

Collaborate on The How-To Guide for Creativity + Innovation

February 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

It's unfortunate, but most people are not confident with their creativity. Consequently, neither are their teams or organizations. When we were very young, our creativity knew no bounds. Simple drawings received praise from our parents, and recognition on the refrigerator door. The positive reinforcement inspired more drawings, and the continuous cycle created confidence.

1701, 2020

The Idea Guy® Partners With IdeaScale Adding Creativity Training To Innovation Management

January 17th, 2020|Business|

SAN DIEGO, Monday. November 11, 2019 – The Idea Guy®, an expert in creating new ideas that solve problems, has partnered with IdeaScale, the world’s largest cloud-based innovation software platform, to collaborate on best-in-class training programs with worldwide reach.

2807, 2019

Playbook: How to Create an Innovation Funnel

July 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

If you don't have a process to create new ideas, your company is not likely to have new ideas. Companies need new ideas to compete. Leadership needs ideas that solve a specific problem, when they need them, and within budget. Management needs clear direction on the problem, and a method to communicate up the chain and down the line. Employees need to know how they can contribute, and that their contributions are valued.

503, 2019

Lecture: How to Solve Business Problems Using Creativity

March 5th, 2019|Business, Design Thinking|

Every CEO has a business problem, and every one of them can be solved with a good idea. In my lecture, attendees learn a process for generating solutions to business problems using Design Thinking, and understand how to apply the process to theirs. With the addition of a Project Plan, a CEO can move confidently into addressing the issues that impact their brand, their differentiation or revenue goals.

1109, 2018

Using Creativity to Solve Problems for CEO’s

September 11th, 2018|Articles, Creativity|

Every problem a CEO faces can be solved with Creativity. When a new CEO takes control of a company, there is usually a list of problems, prioritized by a Board, to be addressed by some action—sooner than later. The specifics vary by industry, but the issues tend to fall into one of these three categories...

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