How TED Talk alternative 99U can help you create your startup

How TED Talk alternative 99U can help you create your startup

Following on from one of our previous posts on startup ideation, here are some of our favourite 99U talks from a site that’s always a huge source of valuable knowledge and creative inspiration.

Back to the drawing board: how to get back to being creative after a timeout

Back to the drawing board: how to get back to being creative after a timeout

Getting back into our ‘creative zone’ after a difficult period is one of the things that separates people who can create ideas from people who can execute them.

Storytelling inspiration: how music shows us how to break the rules when it comes to creating narratives

Storytelling inspiration: how music shows us how to break the rules when it comes to creating narratives

We don’t believe that generating ideas is something that should be reserved for designers, entrepreneurs, and creative agencies. Some of the most innovative storytelling we’ve read, heard or seen can actually be found in music.

What happens when your creative team isn’t diverse enough?

What happens when your creative team isn’t diverse enough?

The issue of diversity — at least when we’re talking about building a creative team — deserves to be about more than ‘balancing the books’ in terms of who is in your team.

Before the brainstorm: some resources to check out before your startup ideation session

Before the brainstorm: some resources to check out before your startup ideation session

If you’re trying to come up with a startup idea that responds to these changes in tech and society or that aims to solve the problems associated with them, you’ll need to adopt a creative mindset.

Three Films That Will Make You Rethink Storytelling

Three Films That Will Make You Rethink Storytelling

Storytelling doesn’t just apply to books; it’s changes the way we approach design, write copy, produce campaigns, launch Kickstarter proposals, and bring so many different creative projects to life.

Steal like an artist: visual design inspiration from design consultancies we admire

Steal like an artist: visual design inspiration from design consultancies we admire

We share a few examples of agencies whose creative approach we like not only because of their final work but, perhaps more importantly, because of their creative philosophy and the process that leads to their ideas.

How to use graphic design platforms like Dribbble and Behance to develop visual design creativity

How to use graphic design platforms like Dribbble and Behance to develop visual design creativity

We recently spoke to Paco Fernández — visual design lead at Fjord’s Madrid studio — to see how he uses these platforms for personal and team inspiration and to get some tips for budding visual designers on how to make the most out of them.

The innovative mind: why you should prepare your team for failure

The innovative mind: why you should prepare your team for failure

There is almost never success without failure. So when we are trying to help our teams develop an innovative mind, failure should be part of the conversation.

Some untraditional storytelling inspiration

Some untraditional storytelling inspiration

In this post, we’ll share some examples of our favourite ‘unconventional’ storytelling. These are stories told on untraditional platforms or the creative content being distributed to audiences through them.

How do we define creativity?

How do we define creativity?

It’s kind of tricky to find a catchy, one-line definition of creativity but, thankfully, quite a few experts on how the brain and the creative process works have had a good go at it for us.