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Below is the video I mention in the video above, along with the blurb that went with it. This was originally posted on my Facebook page. MEETING A REQUEST: As I have been putting out my ‘rant’ videos and writing on my blog, many people have asked me to put out some video of the different games in Crazy Monkey Defense. Here you go! This isn’t all out sparring, but rather what we refer to in CMD as Flow-Boxing. The goal is to work different parts of the sparring game,......

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The Jiu-Jitsu of Creativity and Innovation

I had an interesting chat the other day with a friend who’s job it is to help companies establish a culture of creativity and innovation. As we talked about the challenges of achieving this, it was clear that identifying both the challenges and obstacles wasn’t as difficult as getting a company to implement the necessary strategies to rectify it. He turned to me and asked, “How would I do it?” It is clear to me, both as a martial artist, and as an entrepreneur, that creativity that......

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Creativity, Innovation & Risk (Yes Risk!)

In 2012 I completed my masters degree in leading innovation and change. What stood out were the importance of creativity and innovation, as two crucial key ingredients that enabled some companies and people to excel over time, whilst others failed. In simple terms creativity is seen as coming up with those big ideas, whilst innovation is about applying them. Taking my own personal experience as a martial artist and coach for over two decades, I began to think about how these two key ingredients creativity and innovation show up on......

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