The existing school system was designed to provide diplomas so people can get jobs; it’s safe to say that this model is no longer relevant. School isn’t working for most people, for example, most people don’t end up doing what they went to school for. And, frankly, most people are unhappy in their jobs. A […]
How can your organization avoid stagnation and future proof itself? In his book, Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy, Micah Zenko tells the story of the CIA’s Red Cell group, devoted to “alternative analysis,” which includes techniques like “what ifs,” Team A/Team B exercises, and premortem analysis, all of which are used […]
People live off low paying jobs, they don’t have enough money and are unhappy; and there are no signs that it will stop anytime soon. Is this the living utopia we want? On this week’s episode of The Big Bang podcast we dissect our current way of living as a society.
On this week’s episode we chat with my friend, and fellow Generalist, Arnold Beekes about being a Generalist and how to thrive in a society full of specialists. We need to cultivate more curiosity in people! I came to use the word “Generalist” after knowing Arnold, and have previously written about it at length (here, […]
You have an idea, potentially a great one, you tell your boss and colleagues about it and they all think it’s crazy. So, no go. Not even a chance to explore the subtleties; just no. Sound familiar? Yes, it’s the same old story in any type of organization that stands for doing more of the […]
Pretty much every “state of corporate innovation” report confirms what we already know about corporate innovation: Innovation matters more than ever and organizations view it as a priority. Most organizations have plenty of ideas, but struggle mightily to convert promising ideas into real-world innovations. More than leadership, or funding, or anything else, corporate culture is […]