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The idea of “downward mobility” doesn’t excite people in business like it should. Maybe it’s the marketer’s obsession with an upward-sloping graph. Maybe it’s the engineer’s obsession with more features. Or maybe it’s the generally negative associations with the word “downward” that are to blame. For Innovation, “Downwardly Mobile” Activities Are Where Tomorrow’s Leaders Come…Read Full Article
If you’ve spent any time around engineers and software developers, then you’ve surely heard many forms of the same a question — a question that is also common in hierarchy-dominated companies without agile techniques: Does management ever do anything? Does it seem like there are more managers than employees? Why do we need managers at all? On the other…Read Full Article
Agile process allows innovators the space they need to explore while making the minimum number of concessions to the existing business hierarchy. It ensures day-to-day operations continue long enough for a working, evolving strategy to emerge. Exploration. Testing. Re-evaluation. These are the gradual repetitions of a solid agile process: Scrums Sprints Backlogs Dual operating systems…Read Full Article
I’m an advisor for several start-up firms, and one of my favorites to work with is an amazing design and technology development shop in Portland, OR, called The Brigade. The Brigade’s latest creation turned music giant Spotify into the world’s largest jukebox on wheels: a big green bus tricked out with a crowd-controlled music app…Read Full Article
Entrepreneurship is all about creativity, and for a company to grow in new markets where agile marketing strategies are at play, creativity is key. But everyone on your team doesn’t have to be creative for the marketing team to be successful. In fact, as long as the team sticks together on projects, the use of…Read Full Article
Humans are wired to actualize what lives in the imagination. We have a full catalog of cliches that allude to this phenomenon: Seeing is believing. Visualize world peace. Free your mind and your ass will follow. “In my mind’s eye, Horatio.” In his famous book Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond recounts how our human…Read Full Article
Leading up to Mindjet’s launch in September, our team became so immersed in our work that we literally painted the walls to capture the energy of the moment — and remind us why we come to work each day. And now, every morning, we have our own words to inspire us: work should be challenging,…Read Full Article