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Creativity & Innovation Newsletter archive

We publish Innovation Matters, a regular electronic newsletter with news and views on Creativity and Innovation related topics. It is sent directly to your Inbox, normally on the first Tuesday of each month except for January and August when most readers are taking a vacation.

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June 2013
In this issue … Resources vs. Resourcefulness, Avoiding Premature Articulation, Creative Conversations

February 2013
In this issue … Luck Or Serendipity – What Is The Difference?, Entropreneurship – Leadership for Today, 12 Phrases That You Should Not Use At Work

December 2012
In this issue … New Year’s Resolution – Set Out To Break Mindsets, Working With Others, Learning To Manage Creativity

November 2012
In this issue … Creativity, Gardening and Cookery, Does your HR department stifle Innovation?, Don’t take things too literally

September 2012
In this issue … The Workplace of Tomorrow, Getting Your Organisation Creative Fit, Customer Service – Do You Deliver?

July 2012
In this issue … Getting To Grips With Metaphor, Asking The Right Questions, Good Boss Bad Boss?

June 2012
In this issue … Challenging Boundaries The Banksy Way, The Cynefin Framework, Why Innovation Programmes Fail

May 2012
In this issue … How to become a Jedi Master of Creativity, The Cost of Ideas, Does the light stay on when your refrigerator door is closed?

April 2012
In this issue … Using Negativity Wisely, The Power of Language in Innovation, The Future of Leadership

March 2012
In this issue … Ban The Boss – update, Creativity – why we must break with tradition, Creativity – hiring the right people

February 2012
In this issue … Can the Public Sector Innovate?, Creativity, Brainstorming … – STOP, Can Creativity flourish in your working environment?

December 2011
In this issue … Christmas Elf and Safety Issues, Innovation – A Human Race, Creativity Through Unreason

November 2011
In this issue … Creativity – Do You Really Get It?, Creativity – Why It Pays To Be Inefficient

October 2011
In this issue … An Innovation Paradox, Innovation – Where Are Your Weak Points?, The Map Is Not The Territory

September 2011
In this issue … Innovation – What’s In It For Me?, Remove The Blockages, The Power Of ‘Why?’

July 2011
In this issue … Do you belong to the Ideas Cult?, Doing Creativity the Steve Martin way, Audacious Ideas

June 2011
In this issue … Coke’s answer to the iPad, The Paradoxes of Creativity, Food for thought

May 2011
In this issue … The forgotten masses, Dare to be different – Banking Innovation, Innovating on a budget

April 2011
In this issue … Innovation – forget the words Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing, When is a change not a change?, Asking The Right Questions

March 2011
In this issue … Avoid These Pitfalls To Ensure Innovation Success, Should The Public Sector Be Quite So Public?, Social Innovation – is this the way forward?

February 2011
In this issue … Why sharing ideas is good, Puzzled by growth?, How to generate 20 new business ideas over coffee

December 2010
In this issue … Psst – Wanna Avoid Being Creative?, Innovation and culture, Slow Innovation

November 2010
In this issue … How Creativity Helped To Rescue Chilean Miners, Busting Some Myths Surrounding Business Creativity, Does My Bum Look Big In This?

October 2010
In this issue … Ban The Bullies Or Creativity Will Suffer, Crowdsourcing – Why It May Not Work For You, Guerrilla Creativity – Creativity that works!

September 2010
In this issue … Six Steps To Turn Luck Into Profit, It’s All About Perspective, Creativity, Re-writing Your Rulebook

August 2010
In this issue … Entrepreneurs have nothing to fear but fear of failure, Serendipity – luck or skill?, What makes a good idea?

July 2010
In this issue … Creativity – instructions not included, What is it that you are not seeing?, Innovation – wrestling with Jelly

June 2010
In this issue … Innovation 2010, Keep your eyes open, Psst – wanna avoid being creative?

May 2010
In this issue … Creativity – don’t copy the UK Foreign Office, Is nothing changing?, Removing the ‘In’ from Innovation

April 2010
In this issue … Rockin’ Chairs, Yes There Is Hope – Public Sector Innovation, The Creativity Detox Diet

March 2010
In this issue … Only We Can …, Innovation By Breaking The Rules, Innovation In The Public Sector

February 2010
In this issue … Creativity Cannot Be Managed – What Rubbish!, Challenging Assumptions – Digging Deeper, Story – The Easy Way To Communicate

December 2009
In this issue … Innovation or Lean?, Enhancing Creativity – 10 Phrases To Avoid, 10 People Who Can Help With Your Innovation Project

November 2009
In this issue … Innovation – a human race, Creative technique – Working With Aliens, Can Creativity flourish in your working environment?

October 2009
In this issue … Innovation – what terrorists can teach us, The politics of Innovation – wising up to the gatekeepers, Calling all CEOs – why do you avoid Creativity and Innovation?

September 2009
In this issue … Which way does your banana bend?, Entering the Age of Unreason, Ten ways to innovate

July 2009
In this issue … Outcome Driven Innovation – problem or not?, Removing blocks to Creativity

June 2009
In this issue … The Magic of Metaphor, Creative Leadership For Tough Times

May 2009
In this issue … Thoughts from under African skies, There’s a head in my shed – starting out from scratch

April 2009
In this issue … Innovation – is there such a thing as best practice?, Modelling innovation culture using social media, Using Your Right Brain

March 2009
In this issue … When is Creativity not creative?, Building versus Implementing, The Morphological Matrix

January/February 2009
In this issue … The Need For A Soft Infrastructure, Making Use Of Institutional Failings, Introducing SCAMPER

December 2008
In this issue … Working With Generation Why?, Why Innovation Programmes Fail, Christmas Trivia

October 2008
In this issue … Creativity – getting it right (Part 2), What Recession – reasons to be cheerful

September 2008
In this issue … Creativity – getting it right, Transferring Innovation Know How

July 2008
In this issue … Public Sector Creativity & Innovation, Calibrating your idea generation pipeline, An Afternoon of Strategy

June 2008
In this issue … The future’s bright, Solving your problems whilst on holiday, Office speak – has it gone too far?

May 2008
In this issue … Where Is Your Giraffe?, The Slipping Point, Creative Management Challenge – continued

April 2008
In this issue … Creative Management Challenge – the questions, Selecting the right technique, Creative Management Challenge – the answers

February 2008
In this issue … Innovation – what a consultant will not tell you, Solving problems creatively – Boundary Relaxation

December 2007
In this issue … The Confusion of Innovation, Resources for Creativity, 2007 End of year trivia

Autumn 2007
In this issue … Understanding The Innovation Equation, Do I Need To be Creative?, Why Does My Organisation Need Creativity?

July 2007
In this issue … Is it good to be lean?, Innovation and culture, Time management – the Semler way

Spring 2007
In this issue … Does my bum look big in this?, Innovation – the way it works, Trivia

March 2007
In this issue … Innovation – the people you need, What can I do on Monday (remix)?, Trivia

February 2007
In this issue … Innovation – who needs people?, 20 ways to a bright idea, Trivia

January 2007
In this issue … Innovation – why best practice could be bad for you, Still Life Ice Breaker, Business Trivia