Fast Start conversation: Working under constraints seems to stifle creativity. Design under constraint can boost creativity and in this Wired piece, Design Under Constraint: How Limits Boost Creativity, Scott Dadich offers: good designers understand a power within limits. How does constraint offer an opportunity for growth and innovation? The worst a designer can hear is […]... read more
Thought-provoking articles and questions starters, good to kick-start discussions or team meetings. Conversation starters that provoke business strategy impact.
Fast start conversation: Network analysis software to recover $780 billion in fraud; to predict crimes; and to find where the best big parties are? There are a host of companies and clients using network analysis untangling the social web‘s influencers, from societal to societal. What happens when the value of mapping influence between individuals lends […]... read more
Fast Start conversation: We can not all be right. If someone is right, that implies someone is wrong. How does someone take, or admit, to being wrong, if they ever acknowledge or admit being wrong in the first place? What do we go through when we are faced with being wrong? When someone presents their […]... read more
Fast Start conversation: Big companies can spread fixed costs across a larger base. Big company capability to spread costs means better shareholder, financial performance. Large companies benefit from scale. Or so it is said. CFO.com’s Too Big to Succeed revealed 748, large companies delivered median annualized total shareholder returns of 2.7%. Size matters, but not compared to small companies who, […]... read more
Fast Start conversation: A saying: if you want to stay the same, you have to change everything. To stay on top, you have to plan to change, you have to react, you have to predict. 4 common missteps from CFO Magazine’s How Not to Grow: Problem: Going after the wrong market Problem: Scaling good ideas too […]... read more
Fast Start Conversation: Human Resources has a bad rap. Strategic business partners? Seat at the table? HR people, in most instances, are neither strategic nor leaders. Seems a common lament, so highlights the Fast Company article Why We Hate HR. What has changed since this article was written — in 2005? Does HR have a bad rap […]... read more
Fast start conversation: When co-creating, teams need every bit of energy they have to work together to produce great designs. To maintain energy, teams need to talk with each other, teams need to see each other’s work, and for design teams, co-location trumps remote. Why is that? What words, phrases, vocabulary, and communication channels disadvantage remote […]... read more