Posts in Strategy
Design Thinking <—> Design Doing

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…

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The New Future of Making It… in a Breakdown-Breakthrough World
  • 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…

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Where Do Ideas Come From?

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…

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Creativity is King

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)…

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