The Art of Innovation


How can you change the world? In this Ted X video, Guy Kawasaki shares his top ten ways to rethink, redefine, and recreate solutions that empower the spirit of innovation. Using his professional experience, explore real life examples of creative enterprise and learn the secrets behind the ingenuity.

What You’ll Learn

After completing the work on this page, you will be able to:

  • Know 10 ways to spark innovation
  • Embrace one or more of these concepts to foster a culture and process for continuous innovation
  • Be inspired to embrace the “art of innovation”

Watch the Video

Dig Deeper

After watching the video, reflect on the following questions. Jot down your thoughts. Consider sharing this video with a colleague or a work group for an insightful discussion.

  1. What helps you achieve greater creativity and innovation at work?
  2. Which of these 10 innovation techniques would most benefit your team’s innovation process and why?
  3. Choose one of the 10 innovation techniques and try it out on your own or with your team. Reflect on the results.

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  1. This a really good resource. Ten techniques you can try or pick a couple from the list. The techniques are simple. Additionally, I like the three questions here from the Dig Deeper section that ask you to think and reflect on the 10 techniques that were mentioned by Guy Kawasaki.


  2. I found Mr. Kawasaki to be an engaging speaker and was intrigued by his points. I found “Don’ Worry, Be Crappy” to be especially useful for my team , while working on a group project.


  3. GREAT lessons for anyone! Any field. In the government, innovation is harder than elsewhere. And its more important now than. “Don’t worry, be crappy!”


  4. Each step laid out by Guy is worthwhile. Perhaps my biggest takeaway is that it’s okay to fail and have a terrible idea/concept … “don’t worry, be crappy.” I’ve cited this motto far more than I care to admit.


  5. This Ted Talk was worth listening to twice. I found two items especially useful and I have used many times, “Don’t Worry, be Crappy” and “10-20-30 rule for Power Point.”

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