Innovation Creativity: The Definitive Guide

By Martin Gilliard

Hello and a warm welcome to Innovation Creativity. My name is Martin and my goal is for this site to be a definitive guide to all things related to innovation, invention, ideas and creativity.

My Interest...

I first gained an interest in innovation and the input to innovation which is creativity in 2003 while completing my Masters degree in business administration at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. Since that point I have continued to research and further my learning in the innovation and creativity field.

My intention is to use this site as a means to share my knowledge and understanding with others who have similar interests in innovation and creativity.

What's The Difference?

There often tends to be confusion between innovation and creativity. Innovation is basically the ability to make new things actually happen and creativity is the ability to have original ideas / see a different way of doing something.

Creativity is the thinking, innovation is the implementation.

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Being Innovative

Being innovative in your day-to-day working life is a sure way to excel and promote your career on a fast track forwards.

Continuing with the status quo may feel like a safe option, but in the long run it will turn out to be more risky than getting out there and trying new things or creating new products, approaches, processes or services.

If you don’t make the changes then you can be sure that someone else will and that someone else can soon take the lead via their innovative approach.

Another good reason for innovation creativity is that people are often in their element when being creative or implementing creative ideas. Time flies by, you will feel like there are not enough hours in the day, you will have vast amounts of energy and you will be jumping out of bed in the morning in order to get to work on your innovative project.

My hope is that this site may assist you in being more creative and help you in gaining more understanding of the innovation process.

To get started and learn more about innovation and creativity please use the links on the navigation bar to the left to find more about creativity and innovation.

I hope you find this site useful and good luck with all of your current and future innovation creativity projects.


One of my other interests and passions is leadership and personal development. If you'd like to learn more about leadership and development then please visit: leadership-and-development 

As far as my general day job is concerned, I love developing web based software solutions. To fully pursue my passion I set up a cloud based software company with two friends of mine... Objitec Ltd. If you need any software developing for your organisation then please don't hesitate to get in touch with me so we can discuss your requirements further.

Our core Objitec product is an online booking and membership site called PlanIt-BookIt. Please take a look and have a play with the demo that we put together.

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A Definition Of Innovation - Defining Innovation
A definition of innovation and links to other useful innovation based resources
Types Of Innovation
There are many different types of innovation with the two most popular types amongst innovation specialists usually being incremental and radical innovation. Read for details of other innovation types
Diffusion Of Innovation
When people talk about the diffusion of innovation they are talking about how the innovation spreads across a social network in terms of people adopting (accepting) that innovation...
Innovative Company
innovative company - showcasing various companies who have a reputation for being strong at innovation...
Innovation Articles
A warm welcome to the innovation articles section of the web site. Here you will find a full collection of free articles related to innovations.
Innovation Books
Featuring a collection of the most interesting, fascinating and compelling innovation books.
Examples Of Innovation
Examples of innovation - A list of over 50 of the more famous and important innovations. From early civilisation to modern day
New Innovations
A page dedicated to showcasing any new innovations that I stumble upon while undertaking research for the innovation-creativity website
Innovation Quotes
A list of innovation quotes that I find interesting or inspiring. I collect these quotes as I continue my research on the topic of innovation.
Definition Of Creativity
A definition of creativity and an explanation of creativity in terms of innovation
Creative Ideas
We’re all capable of creative ideas often it’s simply the process of taking an existing idea and building upon it. Contains links to ideas on specific subjects and an option to submit your own ideas.
The Cookbook And The Lion - Creativity A New Way
A cookbook strategy for a totally new form of creative thinking.
Creative Thinking
As humans we are creative but sometimes we fail to fully utilize this skill. Creative thinking reduces stress and can make you more successful. Kick-start your creativity today...
Creativity Techniques
A set of creativity techniques to help you improve your creative abilities
Managing Creativity
Managing creativity is key to competitive advantage because the successful generation and exploitation of ideas is essential for sustained success in the marketplace.
Ideas For Improving Creativity
Improving creativity tends to be a goal for many as few people see themselves as creative. The reality is that you don't have to be a genius to come up with some great ideas.
Brain Creativity
Learn about brain wave patterns conducive to brain creativity and how you can induce creative states.
Creativity For Kids
Creativity for kids - Ideas, games and creative inspiration. Includes an option to submit your own creative ideas and games for kids...
Creativity Quotes
A list of creativity quotes that I find interesting or inspiring. I collect these quotes as I continue my research on the topic of creativity.
Famous Inventions
Showcasing famous inventions, many of which have changed the world that we live in for the better.
Famous Inventors
Showcasing famous inventors both past and present. Many of which have changed the world that we live in today for the better...
Historic Ideas And Inventions
A collection of historic ideas and inventions. Is there anything in here that sparks your imagination?
The Innovation Creativity Blog
The innovation creativity blog keeps you up-to-date will all additions and changes to the web site. Subscribe here.
Innovation Creativity Questions and Answers
Welcome to the innovation creativity questions and answers page. This page is designed so that anyone can ask or answer questions related to innovation or creativity.
Innovation Creativity Guestbook
Innovation Creativity Guestbook... Thanks for visiting the innovation-creativity web site. I'm always looking for ways to improve this site and therefore I'd appreciate any feedback...
Innovation-Creativity 2.0
My aim has been to make the innovation-creativity website as accessible as possible and open to anybody and everybody. With Innovation Creativity 2.0 I hope to take this philosophy to the next level.
Contact Me
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