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:
- List 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
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.
- What helps you achieve greater creativity and innovation at work?
- Which of these 10 innovation techniques would most benefit your team’s innovation process and why?
- Choose one of the 10 innovation techniques and try it out on your own or with your team. Reflect on the results.
Here’s more to spark your thinking on this topic:
- Innovation inherently comes with the risk of failure. In this Ted Talk by Astro Teller, explore The Unexpected Benefit of Celebrating Failure.
- Is there something special or different about “creative types”? Learn more about how great ideas come to fruition in this Ted Talk by Adam Grant The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers and in the Harvard Business Review article “How to Be Creative on Demand.”
- What’s the secret to innovation? Where is that sweet spot when people are comfortable and feel compelled to take chances? Find the answer in the Harvard Business Review article “The Innovation Equation.”
- How does your workplace foster a community of innovation? Learn specific techniques for upping the creativity bar at work with the Harvard Business Review articles “Set the Conditions for Anyone on Your Team to Be Creative” and “Don’t Set an Agenda Before Important Meetings,” and the Science of People article “8 Easy Icebreakers to Warm-Up Any meeting That Aren’t Awkward.”