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Stop lying to yourself
For too long, people have pretended that business is linear, and predictable. For too long have they tried to ignore and remove uncertainty, with little effect.
Designers have always lived with uncertainty, and know how to turn it into an ally. In today’s world, to be successful, you need to think like a designer.
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Why we are writing this book
Six years of experiments
In the past six years, we have worked with hundreds of startups and corporates to help them design a better business for themselves.
Design + Business
To be successful you need to design your business and your strategy from the ground up. You need to become a designer.
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"WORK VISUALLY. YOUR BRAIN WIILL THANK YOU FOR IT."
Designers have worked in a visual way for ages, using the walls in their workspaces to put up designs, diagrams, and references. This made it easy for them and often for their team to grasp the project they were working on and keep overview, allowing for new connections and perspectives. you can work like that […]
In the aftermath of the Presidential election, there’s been a lot of talk about “soul searching” among Democrats and Clinton supporters. As we try to unpack and learn from this election, however, it may be far more useful to spend time “process searching” about how Trump won. And vow to do it differently next time. […]
The first thing most people do when they hear the word “vision” in a business context is yawn. That’s because most visions are vague, unclear, and frankly, nothing to get excited about. Well-designed visions should be rally cries for action, invention, and innovation. I introduce a new tool The 5 Bold Steps that can help […]
Patrick van der Pijl
Patrick is CEO of Business Models Inc. and producer of the worldwide bestseller Business Model Generation. He is passionate to help entrepreneurs, leaders, rebels and corporate companies to innovate their business model and design a future strategy.
Justin is an experienced strategy designer and MD of the Business Models Inc. San Francisco office. He leverages his experience across a wide range of industry sectors to help companies design innovative, sustainable business models and strategies for the future.
Lisa Kay Solomon
A passionate design strategist and executive educator, Lisa creates immersive leadership experiences at the MBA in Design Strategy at the California College of Arts and Singularity University. She is the coauthor of the bestseller Moments of Impact.
Maarten van Lieshout
Maarten is partner at Thirty-X. He has applied visual thinking at an early stage for a Dutch idea factory, turning ideas into visual and tangible experiences. He always brings a new perspective to the table - and always stimulates others to get involved in the action.
Erik van der Pluijm
Erik is founder and creative director at Thirty-X. He is passionate about visual thinking and making complex things simple. He mixes design, code and strategy, using his experience from art and design, artificial intelligence, computer games, and the startup scene.