Designing Strategy

Use this five-step design thinking process to design a more competitive and innovative strategy The lifespan of multinational corporations has never been shorter. Half of today’s S&P 500 firms will be replaced over the next 10 years in what will be the most turbulent decade in modern history. The old model of Read more…

A New Model for Wicked Problem-Solving

On Wickedness, Getting Stranded on a Desert Island, and a Giant Vortex of Trash Problems, Problems, Problems Let’s start with a fact. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch measures 1.6 million square kilometres and contains over 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic. This swirling vortex of human waste products is more than three times the Read more…

Mapping a Business Model in 5 Steps

Systems thinking, spinning your flywheel, and using visual language to tell compelling stories Dave Gray in his book Gamestorming outlines what he calls “The Game of Business”. Basically, business is built around goals. Goals which set a tension between some initial point A, and some targeted future state B — the goal. Business Read more…

Designing for Emergence

Nassim Nicolas Taleb defines a Black Swan as an event that is high-profile, hard to predict, and beyond the normal realm of expectations. Black swans have a disproportionate effect on historical events because of their unpredictability, and how easily they can be rationalized in hindsight. I think this is a Read more…