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Real-time strategy is driven by Action Oriented Learning

'We've never done a problem of this kind' exclaim students. 'We've never seen a problem like this before' exclaim business executives. See the pattern? … [Read more]

Are you applying as fast as you are learning?

A few weeks go, Bill Taylor (@practicallyrad) asked: Are you learning as fast as the world is changing? Next question is: Are you applying as fast as you are learning? Here's what I've noticed for awhile since I've been on Twitter, but became a … [Read more]

Innovation must reads of the week: Beyond Bureaucracy

Is 'Shared Value' A New Mental Model For Innovation? - Forbes Innovation Infarction #2 – Leaders Must Balance Perfection and Risk by @greggfraley How the Internet powers innovation - Strategy + Business Who's Moving Their Company Beyond … [Read more]

What if you did things wrong?

Dolls are supposed to be cute right? Not so according to UglyDolls. They designed their dolls to be the opposite of conventional wisdom. UglyDolls might have asked themselves: What if we designed our product the wrong way? What if we made dolls … [Read more]

Leading with questions

As leaders we have all the answers right? Wrong! We don't. And we know we can't possibly know everything. That's why we're always learning by asking questions, reading, tinkering, observing and listening. But also influencing others by the … [Read more]

Every strategy should Make a Difference

Isn't it kind of old to see the word 'differentiate' on proposals? I mean, any strategy should be different. And adding the words 'different' to proposals doesn't necessarily make it different. Difference is in the actions. Not the words. Here's a … [Read more]

Innovation must reads of the week: If we had a blank slate

Is Continuous Innovation Too Risky? - Forbes What Does an Innovator Look Like? - The Creativity Post Innovation is a process - Management Innovation eXchange Six Steps to Put Christensen's Jobs-to-be-Done Theory into Practice - Forbes A … [Read more]