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Simon Banks offers his unique insight into the latest trends in innovation and design thinking. Read the following articles to discover a treasure trove of free tips and tricks that will allow you to kickstart your creative mindset.

  • How to Keep Your Curiosity High and Thinking Fresh
    Simon Banks

    How to Keep Your Curiosity High and Thinking Fresh

    As the world transforms at an unprecedented pace, those who dare to question, explore, and wonder are […]

  • A seven step Innovation Framework – but not as you know it
    Simon Banks

    A seven step Innovation Framework – but not as you know it

    People and organisations are complex, living entities. They can’t just be stuffed into a set of steps and made to perform like a well trained seal.

  • We Are All Born Creative…
    Simon Banks

    We Are All Born Creative…

    There is a creative person in all of us, just waiting to GET OUT! Once we shift the story, we tell ourselves about our creativity. The problem starts...

  • 5 Essential skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century
    Simon Banks

    5 Essential skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century

    What are the skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century? It’s the human-centred skills that we all have (and machines don’t)

  • Perfection and Why it Has No Place in Innovation
    Simon Banks

    Perfection and Why it Has No Place in Innovation

    Being prepared to share a half baked idea (you know it's not perfect but it could be part of the solution) that you want others to build on is at the heart of a culture of innovation.

  • I had an Innovation Book Launch – A Thousand Little Lightbulbs
    Simon Banks

    I had an Innovation Book Launch – A Thousand Little Lightbulbs

    I have a friend who is an author who said that his book launch was one of the best nights of his life. "How could this be?" I mused? The best night of your life? Surely it can't be that good? Well, I have to say it wasn't far off. It was a seriously good night.

  • So then I wrote an Innovation Book – A Thousand Little Lightbulbs
    Simon Banks

    So then I wrote an Innovation Book – A Thousand Little Lightbulbs

    I recently published my first book, specifically, an Innovation Book called ‘A Thousand Little Lightbulbs: How to kickstart a culture of Innovation.’ Rather than tell you all about the book – all that information and free chapter downloads are right here, I wanted to share some inspiration for writing the book.

  • Why You Should Smile More at Work (and at home)
    Simon Banks

    Why You Should Smile More at Work (and at home)

  • Seven Essential Ingredients for a Brilliant Innovation Hackathon
    Simon Banks

    Seven Essential Ingredients for a Brilliant Innovation Hackathon