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Igniting creativity in companies

KILN provides products and content that ignite team creativity. Creativity stimulus, brainstorming frameworks, idea generation tools, and inspiring keynote talks for business audiences. Companies use KILN to ramp up their innovation process, unleash the creative potential of their people, inspire leaders. If you need breakthrough ideas and bold questions, use KILN.

FORMing stories from wishes at MRS Creativity Lab

I was pleased to be asked to contribute to a Creativity Lab afternoon hosted by the UK Market Research Society (MRS) in London.

The 60-minute session began with a glimpse at the story of This One's 4 Ruby which is always special to share. We moved from there to wishes. The phrase "I wish…." is a powerful one for innovators and inventors. It was great to hear the rustle and occasional gentle laughter as people allowed themselves to wish. With our wishes spread across the flowers like dandelion orbs about to seed, I shared a story of great ingenuity as a way of introducing the StoryFORMs framework.

People then worked on their own StoryFORMs, individually or in groups. One table of seven imagined a dream recording machine. Another group of five dreamt up a system of rain quotas that would redirect unwanted showers to drought-ridden areas. It was a joy to ask and field questions, and our hour together was quickly up.

Here are some photos, taken of the group that gathered in the Crypt at St James Church in Clerkenwell, just around the corner from our old offices at Clerkenwell Workshops. 

Don't Waste an Opportunity

Nicola Millson of 6heads accepted my story - about Compostory.org. - a new venture that is providing online education and open-access resources for businesses & municipalities to learn how to recover organic waste and keep it out of landfills. I'm honoured to be on the Advisory Board.

You can read the story here.

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IMPACT 2014 - meet who's coming to play with KILN

At the Market Research Society's annual idea-festival, KILN will bring 6 IdeaKegs into a room where teams of 8 will tackle a real-world challenge in just 55 minutes. To help us, we've assembled a terrific team of talented individuals. Take a moment and meet them each now.

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Two KILN founders named as Top 40 Innovation Bloggers

For 2013, both Gregg Fraley and Kate Hammer were named as Top 40 Innovation Bloggers by the global portal, Innovation Excellence

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Festive greetings from KILN

Basking in the light of the tree, KILN's Chief Scamper (age 9) was recollecting that 2013 was the year she learned to light a fire. As a wish for your new year, we've hidden a campfire in our holiday message. (To find our fire, just click every so often.) 

So please, adjust your sound so it's on. And then press "Start Prezi".

You may need the Prezi Viewer App (free from iTunes here) if you're viewing this on a portable Apple device. 

May 2014 be the year you use creativity to light fires in your organization. 

Creative Problem Solving Reading List

Here's a list of articles, books and practice resources on Creative Problem Solving (CPS) to prime you for 2014:

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