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
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.”
- Can Creativity Be Taught? Here’s What the Research Says, Creativity at Work
Plus a few more below from Harvard Business Review. NOTE: There is a limit of viewing 4 online articles per month at Harvard Business Review without a paid subscription. If you click on the link to this article, it will count toward your limit.
- Why Constraints are Good for Innovation
- Productive Innovation, a 3-part HBR series that includes: Building a Culture of Experimentation, Avoid the Pitfalls of A/B Testing, and “The Power of These Techniques is Only Getting Stronger, HBR
- Don’t Let Your Obsession with Productivity Kill Your Creativity
- The Upside of Perfectionism? Creativity. [Is this the opposite of “Don’t Worry Be Crappy”?]
- The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve