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THE DARK SIDE OF BEST PRACTICES by Michael Wade via @ariegoldshlager

How can you possibly argue with best practices? These practices are, more often than not, superior to your own. Indeed, best practices embody how the best firms within an industry conduct business. By adopting them, you can share in that success. So, if they are better than what you currently have, and they are proven to be effective in your industry, then why not make the switch?

 

The Power of Synthesis and the Problem with Experts by Greg Sattel

How much do we need specialized experts for the information economy?

If history is any guide, probably not much.  It makes little sense for capable people to spend an entire career doing the same job when they would probably be much more effective if they gained experience in more than one area.

 

Are you Benevolent Dictator or BrainPowered Facilitator? By Ellen Weber

10 Key differences between…Leader traits.

 

The Rotman Design Challenge: A Review by Helen Walters

In recent years, calls for a more creative or innovative approach to, well, pretty much everything but our financial instruments, have become more pointed. As the western economy in particular has evolved away from its industrial roots and as the Internet has wrought digital havoc on the old, understood ways of doing things, so have many accepted that the education of those who will effectively lead progress toward a healthy, sustainable future must also shift — and fast.

 

Insultants not Consultants: Balancing Mastery and Questioning by Jorge Barba

Though people/clients see me as a Consultant, I’ve never really liked the label of Consultant and don’t really consider myself one because I don’t specialize. I’m more of an ‘Insultant in Residence’, not a Consultant.

 

Get in touch with your Inner Jester to have a more joyful life by Teresa Van Lanen

Here I am just recently flying a kite on the beach and laughing. Having fun and laughing on vacation is not too hard to do for most of us. But at times finding our inner jester can be difficult. With April fools day upon us I felt this topic would make a great article, enjoy!

 

Four Roadblocks for a Corporate Network Culture by Stefan Lindegaard

In working with companies that are trying to build a networking culture, here are some reasons I’ve identified for why such efforts can fail or not reach the hoped-for degree of success.

 

The art of innovation by Kate Oakley, Brooke Sperry and Andy Pratt via @ralph_ohr

In the 21st century, the UK’s economic competitiveness and social wellbeing will increasingly depend on our ability to innovate. A significant part of the innovation process revolves around ‘creativity’ – the ability to generate new ideas, or to restructure and redeploy old ones.

 

When Customer Rebellion Becomes Open Revolution by Umair Haque

What if your business isn’t just fundamentally ill-equipped to survive and thrive in the 21st century — but is actually unequipped for it?

 

Art and design in service of our world by John Maeda

I’m on a video call with the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils that links together experts across the world in response to global challenges. The topic of our call is centering around the situation in Japan. Prof. Toshiko Mori of Harvard shared how there is a gallery in Tokyo that is informing citizens, using art and design, as to how one-third of the electricity in Tokyo utilizes the failed nuclear powered plants — and the importance of saving energy right now in Tokyo.

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Service Design meets (Social) CRM by Wim Rampen

This is part 2 in a short series on Service Design. I would recommend reading part 1 before reading this.

Recap: What is Service?

As I tried to explain a couple of days ago, I think Service Design is about designing for Service, not serviceS. Where I defined Services as:

 

Natural Innovation by John Steen 

A couple of weeks before Christmas I noticed something odd in the garden of my house in Brisbane. While I often see ants around the home, there were now large clusters of ants moving upstairs and taking their eggs with them. The folklore is that when this happens it means that we are in for a really wet spell of weather and I am on the record with Tim as making a prediction based on this.

 

Use constraints to fuel your creativity by Jorge Barba

Quickly think of as many white things as you can in ten seconds.  Now think of white things in your kitchen.  Did the more constrained prompt spark more ideas? Yes.

 

Lens Shifting: Leading Indicators for Innovation by Deb Mills-Scofield

Recently, my friend Jackie Hutter and I did a workshop on Leading Indicators for Innovation from 2 aspects: 1) how can you look around you for leading indicators of areas ripe for innovation; and 2) what are leading indicators in your innovation process itself. 

 

The art of innovation by Kate Oakley, Brooke Sperry and Andy Pratt via Ralph-Ohr (PDF)

 

How Children Perceive “Vintage” Technology – Design mind via Wim Rampen

Design is all about context. When that contextual information is removed, products can be very confusing. As designers we often see this when people are introduced to a new technology that is manifested in a design that breaks so strongly with tradition that they don’t know how to use it. We often try to build in affordances that allow them to relate their current technology to their new technology. Think of how the play button from your Walkman went straight to you Discman, then to your iPod, and as a digtal button on interfaces.

 

Communities of Passion…and com-passion? Raymond Campbell

The main challenges we faced was doing what seemed to be an impossible task for the group leading the effort and seeking the assistance of others to come alongside us…catch the same fire and enthusiasm to make this happen in such a short period of time.

 

The open innovation model – Ideas from Henry Chesbrough Ideas economy

 

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