Make your Ideas Happen

“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” 
–Arthur C. Clarke
Young boy pointing to a blackboard next to a robot he has built.

Innovation is everywhere

Innovation is everywhere you look.

The town or city we live in, the vehicles that transport us, the paint that colours our walls, the shoes that protect our feet, the banks that store our money and even the letters and numbers we use to communicate.

These are all innovations. There was a time when they did not exist!

And all of these innovations started exactly the same way – as a simple idea in one person’s mind. 

We all have minds full of great ideas, things that can make a real difference. We just need to make them happen.

Our life today is shaped by the innovations of the past, and your innovations will shape the world of tomorrow.

The possibilities are endless, and The School of Innovation is on a mission to inspire and equip you to make the world a better place through better innovation.

Demystifying Innovation

But let’s be honest, navigating the labyrinth of innovation is no small feat.

It’s a complex world out there, with every path promising success yet fraught with challenges.

That’s where we step in. At The School of Innovation, we’ve distilled the essence of innovation into a digestible, powerful framework.

Through a blend of first principles thinking and meticulously crafted models, we provide a compass to guide you through the intricacies of the innovation journey.

Where will you Innovate?

Innovation Model - Level 1 - The School Of Innovation

Innovation comes in two flavors: Outcomes and Ways of Working.

Most of us are familiar with Outcome innovation – think groundbreaking products, services, or benefits that redefine markets. 

Yet, there’s a worlds of opportunity to innovate our Ways of Working – the people, processes, and tools behind these outcomes.

Ways of Working is about reimagining the journey, the way we work together to deliver Outcomes. By innovating how teams collaborate, how processes are streamlined, and how tools are leveraged, we can achieve unparalleled results.

And both of these are underpinned by Creativity – our ongoing ability to create novel ideas, and develop innovative solutions to difficult problems.

At The School of Innovation, we emphasize the importance of all three aspects, ensuring you’re equipped to think creatively about not only what you create but how you create it.

How to Make Your Ideas Happen

Innovation needs a great idea, something new or different, but knowledge alone is never enough. Innovation doesn’t just happen by itself.

There’s a missing ingredient, some might call it a secret formula to success. Want to know what it is? You’ve probably already heard it before.

Success = Knowledge + Action

That’s it. Simple. Maybe too simple for some people. But don’t make the mistake of overlooking the huge potential contained in simple ideas. (E=mc2 anyone?)

This formula lead to our motto:

Make Your Ideas Happen

Yes, you need an idea, knowledge, but it also takes action to bring your idea to life – to make it happen, and you are the person who needs to make it happen. You can’t wait for someone else to do it for you.

At The School of Innovation, we offer a range of educational, coaching, and support services to help you innovate better by learning not only how to apply innovation tools, techniques, and processes successfully, but also how to think outside the box when doing so.

What's in it for you?

Some people are looking to deliver better outcomes, while others are looking to get better at the way they deliver those outcomes. Perhaps you want to do both?

But maybe you don’t have that great idea in your head right now. Why should you care about innovation?

Quite simply because of your career. Innovation is going to become incredibly important to your career over the next few decades.

According to the World Economic Forum, creativity and innovation are among the top skills needed to thrive in the new economy.

Similarly, the OECD emphasizes the importance of innovation in solving complex global challenges and driving economic growth, while many research programs, such as one by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), highlight its role in delivering competitive advantage and long-term success for businesses.

Let's Get Started

Let’s embark on this journey of transformation together.

You might like to start by learning from our comprehensive library of free articles, taking one of our courses, or reading one of our books.

Your ideas have the potential to change the world. Let’s make them happen.