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7 10, 2017

Why Bad Ideas Happen to Good Businesses

By |2018-07-27T22:39:42+00:00October 7th, 2017|Design, Education|Comments Off on Why Bad Ideas Happen to Good Businesses

For nearly 30 years, I’ve worked with leaders in the C-Suite to make strategic decisions about their business. From coast to coast and abroad, I listened in awe and amazement to the ideas presented and the rationale behind them. Some were awesome, and some were awful [...]

2 08, 2017

“Flowers are Red” and Other Lies About Creativity + Innovation

By |2018-07-31T05:40:23+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Design, Education|Comments Off on “Flowers are Red” and Other Lies About Creativity + Innovation

Teaching Creativity + Innovation in the College of Business at San Diego State University has provided an ongoing contribution of reference, reading and examples of what my clients and colleagues have discovered during their own exploration of their creative profile. One of the more recent shares was from a client - [...]

30 07, 2017

Understanding Ideation: So much more than just the idea.

By |2018-07-27T22:47:22+00:00July 30th, 2017|Design, Education|Comments Off on Understanding Ideation: So much more than just the idea.

This isn't going to take very long to write - I've been thinking about this since it happened on Friday. I was delivering my second Design Thinking workshop of the day: faculty in the morning, Fulbright scholars in the afternoon. 29 international students with academic honors that are [...]

25 07, 2017

TEDx | How Creativity Can Change the World, One Bad Drawing at a Time

By |2018-07-27T22:45:04+00:00July 25th, 2017|Design, Education, Resources|Comments Off on TEDx | How Creativity Can Change the World, One Bad Drawing at a Time

Everybody is creative, to some degree, in one way or another. The degree is often determined by the level of creativity attained as a child and the positive feedback you had during those formative years drawing ponies for your mom’s refrigerator. In fact, 98% of children [...]

16 05, 2017

How to Develop a Creative Profile

By |2018-07-27T22:51:36+00:00May 16th, 2017|Design, Resources|Comments Off on How to Develop a Creative Profile

A Creative Profile is a document, written by you, that reflects on the different aspects of your current ability to be creative. In my class, Creativity + Innovation, I teach business people how to be more like creative people. One of the tools I use to [...]

18 02, 2017

Big Data Hackathon – Design Thinking Resource Kit

By |2018-07-27T22:27:35+00:00February 18th, 2017|Design, Education, Resources|Comments Off on Big Data Hackathon – Design Thinking Resource Kit

Understand the Design Thinking process, and how planned thinking can improve your application. The 2017 hackathon will focus on one theme: Public Health.  The challenge is to create an app, platform, and/or technology that can tie into the public health theme using datasets provided via our special [...]

1 11, 2016

A Primer on Design Thinking

By |2018-07-27T22:20:57+00:00November 1st, 2016|Design|Comments Off on A Primer on Design Thinking

As concepts like “creativity” and “innovation” continue to be introduced into academic and business conversations they are quickly followed by processes and methodologies that deliver the desired outcomes. Although the words used are generally understood, they are sometimes hard to define with any confidence. One [...]

3 11, 2014

LEAN Design Thinking

By |2018-07-27T22:23:47+00:00November 3rd, 2014|Design, Education|Comments Off on LEAN Design Thinking

The LEAN Design Thinking Workshop contains the process and methods of design thinking adapted for the Lean model environment. It offers new ways for employees to be intentional and collaborative as they design solutions for the company, empowering employees to create impactful solutions for complex challenges. [...]