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Pattern Recognition- WAR – How OUTTHINKERS Topple Thinkers

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Our next three blogs share how Outthinkers Topple Thinkers.  First in War, then Sports, and finally Business.

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Topics: strategy, Innovation Process, strategy decisions, Innovation, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION

Inspire Innovation – Biomimicry the Shark’s Paintbrush – Dallas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 21, 2016

A shortfall of every business I work with, and judging by our group of Gazelles Coaches and Verne Harnish’s work with mid-size business as well, is innovation. 

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Topics: Innovation Process, Innovation Window, Biomimicry, Dallas Growth Summit 2016

Alex Osterwalder’s Value Proposition Design – Dallas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 7, 2016

Five years into my career as a radio salesperson I was interviewed for a sales position with HILTI.  I was frustrated at the time with my career and income, and HILTI seemed like a good opportunity.

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Topics: strategy, Growth Summit, Growth Summit. Learning, Innovation Process, Customer Value Proposition

Next Wave Innovations – Design To Grow, David Butler (Atlanta Growth Summit)

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jun 9, 2016

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Topics: Business Growth, strategy, Growth Summit, Innovation Process, Strategic Advisory Council

Trust the Process…Or Not. Toy Story 2 Lesson

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Sep 10, 2015

“Disaster is the word he used.” 

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Topics: Process/Productivity Drivers, Innovation Process, Systems & Process, Toy Story 2, Creativity Inc.

What's Your Innovation Process Look Like?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Are you up for a fun little exercise this morning?   Not with your body, with your brain!

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Topics: Customer Feedback, Business Growth, strategy, Strategic Learning Cycle, Innovation Process


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