Design thinking is an essential tool for innovators in all fields, from industrial designers to fashion designers, to university administrators to brand and business model builders. To help understand this important framework for innovation, we created a one-page model capturing the heart and mind of Design Thinking. Using this model, we will explore what Design Thinking is and does…Read More
Making It… Making the life and livelihood that we choose.
Breakdown… When the previous ways of Making It no longer work.
Breakthrough… When new ways of creating a life and livelihood emerge, often in totally unexpected ways.
Today is an extremely confusing environment in which to shape a career, where there are no clear paths, where all bets are off…
To be a major value-creating winner in the future, each enterprise must move out of the comfort of its current business model. It must challenge itself to envision an expanded, innovating category and shape its future business model to capitalize on the opportunities the newly defined category offers…Read More
Everybody wants to sell products and build a great brand…right? The best way to do this is to push the envelope of your thinking to sell solutions and create a category…Read More
Cities and their surrounding environments are like coral reefs, providing a common connective structure for various subcultures. It is here, in the interaction of diverse views and conversations, where ideas are born. And, like abandoned ships that become rich homes for sea life at the bottom of the ocean, innovations tend to thrive in discarded urban environments…Read More
In anticipation of greater complexity, the most successful CEOs are preparing their organizations for a journey into unchartered and scary waters, which is a tactic that has been used for centuries. At the edge of their known world, ancient cartographers used to write, “There be Dragons” on the old sea maps. Company leaders, like the ancient explorers, have to prepare their people to creatively adapt to whatever they may encounter in the unknown (especially if they might run into dragons)…Read More
When information is so complex that it can’t be digested in bite-sized pieces, throw it all into a big container so that you can hold it. One of the most powerful containers that leaders use is a compelling vision…Read More
Welcome to the new era of breakdown and breakthrough…the big opportunity for your enterprise to do good and do well at the same time—becoming a hero to your investors as well as future generations to follow…Read More