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Monday, September 10, 2018

Design Thinking is... ..

The Discipline of Discovery

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Discovery, Creativity, Innovation.  When you think of these words I bet you don't think of associating words like discipline and process to them. Yet, I would say it is appropriate to do just that, but in ways that may not be what you might typically imagine. ..

The Purist, the Pragmatic and the Principled

Monday, December 07, 2015

The Purist, the Pragmatic and the Principled…(walk into a bar? No...this is not the start of a bad joke).  ..


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Have you ever questioned yourself and wondered..."Is it just me? Am I making this up?"   ..

suggestion box vs. co-creation

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I overheard a conversation the other day and the people were talking about how their company is eager to co-create so they have asked their stakeholders for suggestions.  I immediately cringed. A suggestion box, or inviting people to share their feedback, is an important first step, but not sufficient a step to result in the power of co-creation.   ..

WOW-the power of failure!

Monday, October 27, 2014

I just finished teaching my graduate school class on design thinking for business. For a few weeks each fall I have graduate marketing, research, finance and mba students learning how to solve a classic business/marketing problem using design thinking methods and mindsets.   ..

What is your "have to"?

Monday, September 22, 2014

What is your have to?

Iteration is Innovation's Friend

Monday, June 30, 2014

A key aspect of design thinking is the concept of iterating.  When I first mention "iterating to learn" to people, their initial reaction is "I don't have time." Iterating is confused with repetition. Iterating is actually an accelerator, not a time drain. Iteration propels you forward, as the end of one iteration is the launch pad for the next. Not repeating...Changing. Evolving. Learning. Speeding progress. ..

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