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London, EC2Y 8DD
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London-based creative training, consulting & strategic design company providing onsite & public courses on the Creative Problem Solving Process, team-building, leadership, entrepreneurial mindset, business storytelling, applied improvisation and innovation facilitation. We run ideation sessions, we mentor, we coach, we deliver. In all we do, we're here to make you more agile & more successful in the face of change. 


Kindling: Brain Fuel for January 2013

Kate Hammer


 Sir Ken & The King

This terrific cartoon by Shawn Rose captures the impetus to inspire change at the recent State of Creativity Forum in Oklahoma City last November.

The State of Creativity was opened by Sir Ken Robinson – TED star on creativity and education thought leader featured in the RSAnimate series.  KILN’s Chief Solver Gregg Fraley closed the conference. Both Sir Ken and Gregg keyed in on Elvis as a icon of creativity.For a suprising read, see this 2008 post from Gregg on Elvis, Eros and Einstein. What’s the state of creativity where you are?

As seen in downtown Tokyo…

Gregg was in Tokyo in late November to train a multinational’s Japan team in Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem Solving. With the input of a simultaneous translator,  a team of 20 learned the basic tenets of CPS and applied them to a new case story about safe drinking water.Out and about in Tokyo, Gregg spotted these folks deeply focused on their smartphones.


Innovation know-how seminar in Central London on 24 January. Seats still available. Book now.

KILN and idea management system provider Cognistreamer are teaming up on 24th January 2013 to provide a morning’s worth of insights for in-company practitioners into Innovation “know-how”. If you’re in easy reach of London, register before 17 January for a free seminar on tools, techniques and technology to improve your innovation capability.On the day, Kate Hammer will be exploring the cornerstones of innovation behaviour. We call them the 3Cs: conversation, culture and creativity, alongside senior leaders from IMS leader Cognistreamer.More info here.

Rocky Mountain Interaction in early February. Enquire now.

Creativemeister Gregg Fraley is in Colorado speaking on February 9th to the local chapter of the National Speakers Association. While he’s in the Centennial State, he will be hosting a public meeting to discuss and demonstrate KILN’s framework, which includes IdeaKeg (a subscription service) and FuseTrail – the rapid cycle process.This event is a continuation of Gregg’s “Gonzeaux Innovation” tour which he began in summer of 2012.The KILN Demo includes:

  • a 30-minute overview on Innovation frameworks, their pro’s and con’s, and new approaches
  • a 60-minute demonstration of IdeaKeg, which participants can use to process their own organizations innovation challenges, and,
  • a 30-minute Q & A session

To let us know you’re in Colorado and would like to join Gregg, please email:


 Destructive Intelligence

Curious what this cartoon means? A quick read by KILN’s Scanner Indy Neogy explains all. Why destructive intelligence matters to innovators and what you can do about it. Click here to read Indy’s article.

Fraley ranks in Innovation Excellence’s Top 40 innovation bloggers 2012

And no wonder? Gregg has written 88 posts to date, all related to innovation and the related fields of creativity, trends, self-expression and leadership. Read more on the blog.

Kindling is brought to you by KILN creators: 

Indy NeogyKate HammerGregg Fraley

Remember: 24 January 2013 seminar. Deadline to sign up is 17 January.  Act now, you’ll enjoy the day.
Click here to sigh up now !