A short, visual introduction to the steps, thinking and purpose of Accelerated Innovation. Download it FREE now and get learning.
The Best Ideas are spontaneous and shared. The BIF app does just that. Download now and get Better Ideas happening Faster.
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This short, creative summary has been purposely crafted to increase your innovative literacy. Over 76 pages you will be introduced to the three disciplines of Accelerated Innovation: Ideas, People and Culture.
Available now as a FREE PDF or the same file as a print-to-order soft cover A6 book.
This short book is a visual introduction to educate you in the steps, thinking and purpose that innovates Better Ideas, Faster.
Learn Accelerated Innovation A6 Printed Book. Enterprise orders available. Contact Matt to discuss.
The innovation challenge is to do both: grab spontaneous thoughts and Ideas when they happen, then save and share them with friends and colleagues for collaborative co-creation.
I’ve created the BIF app to do just that. Meaning the power of doing Better Ideas, Faster is in your hands.
Now launching with iOS8 Sept 2014 (other platforms to follow). Sign up below to be the first to download the BIF app.
Accelerated Innovation 101 - or BIF101 for short - is an entrepreneurial learn-by-doing program designed to unlock innovation smarts in people and organisations.
Flexible in design and delivery, BIF101 is an experiential curriculum that puts innovation in context across BIF's three core disciplines:
To find out more, download the About BIF101 below for an introduction on how the program works. Or purchase the print-to-order BIF101 Manual (as the BIF101 textbook) to explore the content.
For anything further, drop us a line and we'll get a Skype or coffee meet in the diary.
The solution? Your creative smarts, realised. By knowing how to get Better Ideas, Faster for whatever it is you need. And do it on purpose - so that your ideas connect meaningfully with the people you're trying to connect them with.
All of this is wrapped up into the Better, Faster approach I developed called Accelerated Innovation.
Thing is, it's not easy learning how to do Accelerated Innovation. Where do you go? Who do you trust? Unless you get lucky, it’s super hard to learn-by-doing under you’re own steam: on your own ventures or in business-as-usual.
I thought I can fix that.
My DIY idea was to download and share my years of experience so others could learn and do innovation. My goal has been to create a portfolio of learn-by-doing resources designed to democratise the 101 smarts of Accelerated Innovation. And do this for business today as well as new generations coming through.
Better Ideas Faster is that.
Personally, it took me 15+ years at the coal face of global innovation to test, develop and prove Accelerated Innovation. And it's taken the past five years to articulate this Accelerated Innovation approach across a 101 'all you need to know to start' style.
Now that the #BIF101 Manual is done - and the ongoing development of the learn-by-doing course is happening - it will take you and others a lot less.
If that sounds like you, fill your boots. We and our challenged world need you to.
Many need innovation. ‘Better Ideas, Faster’ is for those who want it. Those who are attracted to rediscovering their creative powers and applying them innovatively. In general this happens when things get really difficult and thus really wanted. I‘m cool with that. ‘Better Ideas, Faster’ was developed because of difficult!
I’ve been in applied creativity for 20+ years and I’m still learning. I’m still finding new ways to think new things and better ways to do new things. The only constant has been curiosity. Being constantly curious is the sole requirement to keep getting Better Ideas. Faster.
There’s hard and soft thinking. Hard thinking is finite: yes or no, like it or don’t, stop or go. Soft thinking lives in the world of don’t know, maybe, could be, if only. It’s in the soft thinking that the gold of fresh thoughts and Ideas are to be found. When you find them, follow them. Time will come later for thinking hard about them.
The still small voice inside is your creativity. The bandwidth it runs on is data. So your job is feed this bandwidth by absorbing the world around you, constantly. Find interest in the mundane and the profound. Then tune into your intuition. The ‘making sense’ of all the data happens via your intuition in the form of creative thoughts and Ideas.
It’s never the first Idea. Never. Even though the beta-brain wants to believe it is. Better Ideas come from collisions and connections between lots of Ideas. And then Ideas upon Ideas. You’ll know when the Idea is Best - because it won’t need any more Ideas.
Go at problems indirectly. I call it Accelerated Innovation and it works by letting the thoughts and Ideas lead the way. Otherwise you end up going direct at problems in a linear fashion. Which usually ends up exactly where you assumed. Which isn’t innovation.
Solving problems that matter - ideas with purpose - takes investment. Cash. So profit isn’t a dirty word. Profit powers innovating Ideas that the world needs. But let's redefine ‘profit’ from business-only to include 'people and planet' so that we all benefit in all kinds of ways. Be for innovating Ideas that include ‘us’ so that everyone profits.
The world is moving beyond what you do and how you do it to why you do it. It’s called ‘purpose’. Purpose matters. It’s the deeper reason why you’re doing what you’re doing. It’s your truth in business. And your fans will engage with you - and support you - because your truth also matters deeply to them too. So, know your story. And share it on purpose.
Failure and success will be the innovators lot. Get ok with it as there will always unintended consequences you can’t innovate for. If the Idea is Best for you, do it. It will probably be Best for others. And if not, fail as fast as you can. Because in the secrets of failure are your Ideas - eventual - success.