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The Anthropology of Work

Design Thinking

What Would You Say You Do Here?

      Over the past decade, Roger Martin has written prolifically about how the principles and methods of design thinking(DT) are transforming the way some companies are being managed.  Key among the insights from DT is the simple yet challenging observation that in today’s high-performance firms, top talent is[…]

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I Can’t Prove It

Several years ago, at the Transform Innovation Summit at the Mayo Clinic, Roger Martin gave a moving talk about what kills and what drives innovation.  In the talk, which he called a rant, he suggested that the two words- prove and it- when used together, are innovation killers.  He provided[…]

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Just Don’t Say “Out of the Box Thinking”

In most of the classes I teach, at some point each semester I introduce my students to the tenets of design thinking.   Design thinking (DT) is actually a misnomer because it is more about ‘doing’ than thinking.  DT is simply an approach to problem solving that follows a designer’s methodology:[…]

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