8 Principles to Build High-Performance Innovation Teams

On Strategic Agility and Organization Design Agile has taken project management by storm since the Agile Manifesto’s publishing in 2001. It promised self-managing, cross-functional teams iterating rapidly in response to customer needs. Companies listened as 94% of companies believe agility and collaboration are critical to their organization’s success. Yet only 32% of organizations are working to Read more…

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…

4 Principles of Ethical Strategy

Exploring a vision for socially responsible corporate strategy During a recent project on The Future of Personalized Healthcare, my team and I worked on an innovation strategy for a consumer genomics company. This company was making unethical decisions that was risking the company’s long term sustainability and consumer’s well-being and 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…

The Entrepreneurship Competency Map

I’ve designed a tool anyone can use to assess how prepared they are skill-wise for the world post-2020. Disclaimer* The research is based off these models: the O*Net Content Model, the EU EntreComp Framework, and the specific skill names were taken from the World Economic Forum report on the subject. Introducing the Entrepreneurship Competency Map This Read more…

Building For Scale

From Day 1 to 1000 structuring your business for growth must be a leaders #1 priority One thing I’ve noticed about lots of companies so far is they don’t build them for scale. Take a Not-For-Profit I was working with the other day (kept anonymous for their privacy). They’ve received significant Read more…