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Monday, September 10, 2018

Design Thinking is... ..

Connecting as Leaders

Thursday, March 22, 2018

What makes the difference between great leaders and the rest?  I don’t think it is one thing, and not always the same thing for everyone, but I do think it is in transition.  ..

The Cobbler: Barefoot No More!

Monday, September 18, 2017


The Job of Design Thinking

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Have you heard of Jobs Theory? It is a growing approach to innovation that is capturing business people's imagination.  At the heart of a product or service is the progress desired by the person, the job.  Jobs differ by circumstance and can be driven by functional, emotional or social desired progress, or some combination of the three.  It is a very useful approach, though once again, not a silver bullet. Yes, you need need to understand the job, but also the person you serve and your business strategy or intention.  The three together are critical inputs to a winning effort. I really like Jobs Theory as part of an array of tools to win. ..

A clear signal in a sea of noise--insight driven ideas

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

As I tried to have a conversation with the buzz of a conference crowd around me, it was really difficult to hear what was being shared.  I think this is an analogy for so much of what innovators and marketers face. There is a lot of noise out there and people with their noise reduction headphones, DVRs and smarts phones are screening it all out.  ..

Simple Things to Set the Conditions for Co-Creation

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


The Arc of Innovation

Thursday, March 24, 2016

They did what? ..

Just Yell LOUDER!!! (I don't think so!)

Monday, February 22, 2016


Is design thinking strategic or tactical? YES!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Is design thinking strategic or tactical?   ..

Alphabet Soup Lessons

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Some clues on how to be successful in business, sports, human centered design, life.... ..

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