When you have more than a few years under your belt in your career, it’s comforting to think, or at least to tell yourself, that you have this down pat. That you know, definitively, how to do the work, deliver the solutions, that your profession requires. That you’ve got the answers. You’re the Expert. The … Continue reading The End of Experts: Becoming Future Ready when you have a Past
“They’re not like us, they must be wrong.” “You don’t have a right to feel that way, I do.” “We are by rights the ones to run things. We were raised/educated to do this. Sit down. We’re in control.” Whoever told us that evolution was a straight line, linear progression, logical-marching-forward process had not absorbed … Continue reading The ship, the anchor and the Fusion Age future
this essay is cross posted from Econogy.co In the book that I am finishing up, tentatively titled Everybody Innovates Here, I am asserting a new vision for innovation in the dawning era, what I have taken to calling the Fusion Age. My premise in the book is that, given what we need to do to … Continue reading Design solutions for better Innovation Infrastructure and Innovation Districts
This essay is cross posted from Econogy.co and Della Rucker on Medium. To continue the line of thought from yesterday’s critique of design thinking… So why do we resist more meaningful or hands-on engagement of the people for whom we are problem-solving? Why do we persist in doing it the Industrial Age way when it … Continue reading Why isn’t Design Thinking enough?
This essay is cross posted from econogy.co and medium.com. Design Thinking is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo https://hbr.org/2018/09/design-thinking-is-fundamentally-conservative-and-preserves-the-status-quo Why Design Thinking works https://hbr.org/2018/09/why-design-thinking-works — When you find two articles in one week, in the same respected publication, that make such different proclamations about the same thing, there’s something interesting going on. How can … Continue reading Design Thinking: Not Enough for the Fusion Future?
This piece is cross-posted from econogy.co In the upcoming Everyone Innovates Here book, I found myself grappling with what to call the emerging economic/cultural/technical era that most of us feel that we are entering. I decided that the term that worked the best for me was the Fusion Age, but I only briefly unpack that … Continue reading The Industrial Era and the Fusion Era
I'm delighted to announce a new initiative we are piloting with Econogy Talent Group that creates a completely new way for your organization to retain more of your top-flight young talent and help your small businesses at the same time! For years, I have listened to economic and community developers and chambers of commerce struggle … Continue reading Retain your Talent and Grow your Businesses: ETG Brain Trust teams