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 […]
uncertainty is TOUGH. it makes you feel, well, uncertain, and That’s scary. We ‘re all naturally afraid of uncertainty. In this post, you’ll find some of the most prominent symptoms of uncertainty evading behavior that can hurt innovation.
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to hear innovation expert Larry Keeley speak at Singularity University’s Global Summit Conference. Larry is the cofounder of the design innovation firm Doblin, now part of Deloitte Consulting, and is the author of the insightful and comprehensive book, The Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs. […]
Every design journey starts somewhere. Design of a new concept, design of a brand new company or a new direction for your company to stay ahead of competition. In every case, the journey you take will start with a point of view. But how do you design one? Learn from a new tool that help […]
How do we become more innovative? create new growth opportunities? AND How do we avoid being disrupted by a new competitor? To answer any of these questions, it’s essential to realize that innovation is not driven by a single great idea or the result of magical serendipity, innovation is a process of disciplined exploration.
Recently Dave Rochlin, a lecturer in applied innovation at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and executive director of the Haas@Work program, wrote a terrific article, titled “When Innovation Meets the Language of the Corner Office”, that was published in MIT Sloan Management Review. The subject of Rochlin’s article is how “the languages and process […]
Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Alex Osterwalder, lead author of Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design and founder of Strategyzer, about the importance of getting senior leaders to model and embrace the innovation process, ABOUT YOUR DAY JOB AS AN INNOVATOR.
One of the most uncertain, intangible things you’ll deal with as an entrepreneur is your context, the world around you. Although everyone has insights and opinions, there are few ways to effectively have a discussion with others about what you think is important in the world around you or what will happen in the future. and, […]
Preparing a team to compete in the Olympic Games is very different from running a company. But we can learn a lot from Olympic teams who work closely together for four years trying to achieve the ultimate goal: Winning a Gold Medal at the Olympics.