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We Aren't Going Far Enough: Thoughts on Bowie and Iñárritu
We Aren't Going Far Enough: Thoughts on Bowie and Iñárritu
The Golden Globes last night and this morning's news of David Bowie's death collided, and I had to get some thoughts out.  Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu has done great work for years, but with ...
One Benefit To Rule Them All
One Benefit To Rule Them All
It never fails. When a group of people is excited about an idea, they run right into the biggest challenge of moving an idea forward. What is that challenge that plagues all successful innovation ...
Remembering Horst: A Truel Innovator
Remembering Horst: A Truel Innovator
Horst Rechelbacher, Creative Visionary Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda, died over the weekend after a battle with pancreatic cancer. I have known him since I was a kid, and had the privilege to ...
The MacGyver Theorem: Hacking the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation
The MacGyver Theorem: Hacking the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation
Crack the Innovation Code Do you remember the show MacGyver? MacGyver was a government secret agent who would continually trouble-shoot his way out of threatening situations with a sense of ...
Assumption Busting with IKEA
Assumption Busting with IKEA
  Bust Assumptions to Create New Ideas In some of our ideation sessions, we use an excursion called Assumption Busting. It first asks you to list everything you know to be true about something, and ...
Haters Gonna Hate, Unless They Know What's Good FOR Them
Haters Gonna Hate, Unless They Know What's Good FOR Them
Positivity Leads To Productivity Back in the day, people had to slow down and gawk at accidents to fulfill that weird need to take in a daily quota of unfortunateness and misery.  That’s no longer ...