Business Design: an Experiment of Innovation

Business Design: an Experiment of Innovation

Making comparisons between the design thinking process and the scientific method is nothing new, just consider the innovation tool Assumption Testing, but I wondered if we could learn something more from our psychologist counterparts. Are the newest breed of innovators part designer/part scientist? 

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Game Over: Using Simulation to Innovate the Future

Game Over: Using Simulation to Innovate the Future

Is the military more prepared for a volatile, uncertain world than business is? Bob Johansen, author of “Reciprocity Advantage,” thinks so. I’m not so sure.

Since Bob has thought about this longer than I have, and I don’t want to pick a fight, I’ll settle for this: The design thinking practitioners in business are just as prepared for a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (aka, VUCA) world as the military is, and for the same reasons;

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The Psychology of Communicating Change in Innovation

The Psychology of Communicating Change in Innovation

This idea came to mind for me recently when thinking about how change is communicated in organizations. As the planner, orchestrator and implementer of change, you are deeply embedded in the challenge at hand: the strategy, the hurdles, the progress, and the likely outcome.This idea came to mind for me recently when thinking about how change is communicated in organizations. As the planner, orchestrator and implementer of change, you are deeply embedded in the challenge at hand: the strategy, the hurdles, the progress, and the likely outcome.

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How to Sell Design Thinking to Your Boss

How to Sell Design Thinking to Your Boss

I’m not saying lie to her. I’m saying, tell her the truth, but omit the parts that may seem important to you but may not be important to her. To you, the excitement of design thinking is all the human-centered design methods you’ve discovered. To her, these unfamiliar elements are a flashing red light that says “DANGER!” 
 

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Ten Risk Factors for Corporate New Ventures

Ten Risk Factors for Corporate New Ventures

I love the list of 11 risks VCs use to assess a business opportunity (see Tomasz Tunguz’s), and I’ve adapted it to a list of 10 for corporate venturing, as the corporate context necessitates some tweaks. 
 

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