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…
Does your status quo need screwing up? The short answer is: “Yes” — either now or soon. The longer answer is that this is an era of rapid change and we all need to take a clear-eyed look at the world around us. Carefully consider the realities inside your organization and in the larger context, and you might discover the next drivers of change before they surprise you…Read More
“Don’t worry be happy” has it all wrong…deeper conversations make for happier people, and better innovation…Read More
Our Lyft driver tells us he was a former Olympic Broad Jumper from Senegal. At home in L.A. he works as a kids’ sports coach while running two startup businesses and in his “spare time” drives for Lyft. He’s also a face of a new economic reality. He’s one face of the new Gig economy and there are millions more…Read More
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
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
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
If you answered “the platform business model”, you’d be right. Apple, Amazon, Google, P&G, GE, etc., they all have superior business models and most of them have or are creating superior platform business models. The platform business model takes the solutions model and turbo charges it…Read More