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London, EC2Y 8DD
United Kingdom

+44 20 3318 5728

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. 

Library

Library

Here are key articles we've published that relate to KILN creativity catalysts and agile company innovation: 

Thinking with your hands: Using Objects to Break Free from Your Company's "Walled Garden"

The British love gardens. Castles and stately homes boast walled gardens that are especially cherished. Another kind of walled garden surrounds large-scale enterprise. That’s hurting UK Plc.

Part of the walled garden is strategy. Strategy is just one aspect of corporate walled gardens. ‘Standard operating procedures’ within complex companies fence people in. Read in full>>

Breaking the ISE: Mashup for Innovation Success

Mash-ups are an innovation power tool. Most breakthrough innovations are the result of combining concepts or ideas that at first glance would have no relationship with each other. Finding the relationship between concepts often breaks new ground. This article delves deeper into the concept of mashups and how you can work with it to achie ve innovation success.  Read in full>>

For more on Mashups in action, see Gregg Fraley's TEDx in our movie gallery.  

Story in Innovation Work

Business is changing. To be successful in the twenty-first century, businesses in developed economies must connect with people’s emotions. This move towards greater emotional intelligence explains why “storytelling” has become so fashionable in marketing and therefore, in the following article, we will explain how you can bring storytelling into your innovation work. The aim:helping you create novel concepts that also connect emotionally. Read in full>>

For more on stories in innovation work, see Kate Hammer present at Innovation, Creativity & Leadership Day (ICL2012) . Or explore on StoryFORMs

Anatomy of an Effective Front-End-of-Innovation Cycle

The Front End of Innovation is that fuzzy bit where someone, or a group, conceives a new business concept. We say “fuzzy” because it’s the part of the innovation process that is the most purely creative. It’s a step into the unknown to create something new and calls for different tools and techniques. Because it’s fuzzy, we think it’s useful to break it down and look at it step-by-step. Read in full>>

Bookstore

By KILN's chief scanner Indy Neogy MBA FRSA

 

By KILN's chief solver Gregg Fraley,
a page-turner fable about Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem Solving (CPS)

Blogroll

KILN's blog

Gregg's blog

Throughline's Watercooler (stories, conversations and culture in business)

StoryFORM's blog

Grant McCracken's blog