Some ideas from Dave Birss
Company culture has been a hip thing to talk about in recent years. I believe most companies are doing it wrong and damaging their business. Let me explain.
Travel can be an amazing benefit to creative thinking. But only under certain conditions. In this film, I reveal the scientific research that explains how.
I show people how to be inspired by anything. And in this film, I visit the London Underground to find something to learn from. Get your Oyster card ready.
Do you feel frustrated with your workplace? Are you coming up with ideas that nobody wants to hear? Here’s some advice to save your sanity.
I believe we can be inspired by anything if we just know how. And that’s what this series of films shows you. In this case, we’re learning from the street.
I personally get a bit embarrassed with the idea of selling. But an idea will never exist if you don’t sell it. Here are my tips on how to do that better.
You can find inspiration anywhere. And I’ll show you how to do it. Join me in a lovely hotel room to see what inspiring things we can find.
Most creative presentations suck. Here’s how to improve yours. I’ve got four pieces of advice that will transform how you present and how you succeed.
Innovation isn’t doing so well, it seems. Only 6% of CEOs are satisfied with their innovation. So let’s learn from one of man’s oldest inventions: the dog.
People often ask ‘Can you inspire me?’ Yup, I can. So I created workshops to show them how to be inspired by anything. And here I am doing it in action.
Contrary to what some people say, a great idea doesn’t actually sell itself. This video looks at how to sell your ideas more effectively.
In November 2017, Heimo Hammer, Jon Burkhart and myself decided we wanted to do a conference that was unlike any other conference we had ever attended…
The misunderstandings that surround the topics of creativity and innovation are stopping people from thinking as effectively as they could. And that’s really bad news for business and humanity…
Many years ago my career was nearly destroyed by a colleague. I was working as a copywriter in an advertising agency and had just teamed up with a new art director…
Well, this is a first. One of my books has been translated into Macedonian. And I went over for the book launch – which was pretty action-packed…
I’ve just returned from the most amazing few days in St Tropez. That’s where we held the Fast Forward Forum – a conference with a difference that I helped to create…
BBC Radio 4 invited me on to Front Row to talk about creativity. Naturally, I accepted and tried to cram my advice into about 3 minutes of airtime…
The worlds of design and advertising are populated by two kinds of people: those who’ve been in a D&AD annual and those who haven’t. So I was massively flattered when D&AD asked me to help write a trends report a few months ago.
I was privileged to be invited on to the Track Record radio show a few weeks ago. We spoke about my ridiculous career (if you could call it that) and played some of my favourite tunes. You can get an earful right here.
One big turning point for me was being fired from a job after a colleague told lies about me. I initially thought it was a disaster but I immediately stepped into a better job. The very same day, in fact!
The last year and half have been a pretty intense journey for Soon Yu and myself. Even although we’re on opposite sides of the Atlantic, we managed to write a book together. And it’s nearly ready to hit the shops.
Just before Christmas, the Conscious Leadership Podcast released a little chit chat with me. We talked about how best to get ideas out of teams of people. In short, it involves not being an a**hole and enabling instead of instructing.
I usually get some pretty good feedback. Which isn’t always a good thing if you want to keep improving. So I set up a post-talk survey so that I could find out what people found most helpful and what they thought could be improved.