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TAKE A WALK

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Each day, after finishing work, I walk 2-miles. Usually I listen to an audible book pacing briskly through my neighborhood.

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Topics: Discipline, Innovation Process, Innovation, Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the Key

FAQ’s - How Answering Others’ Questions Benefits You!

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 31, 2020

You’ve probably heard this before when you’ve been called up to achieve change in your company, create an innovation or working on a project of some magnitude, “Why didn’t we think of that to begin with?” Or, “Where was this question when we started this project?”

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Topics: Execution, Innovation Process, Better communication, Think Like Amazon, Managing Dependencies

Gain Clarity: Write a Narrative

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 3, 2020

I love to write. Most people I’ve discovered, do not.

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Topics: business clarity, Innovation Process, Clarity, Innovation, Think Like Amazon, Amazon Narratives

Innovation Requires A Different Mindset

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Many business organizations struggle with innovation.

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Topics: Innovation Process, Innovation Window, Innovation, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Think Like Amazon

Solve Big Problems, Test New Ideas in Just Five Days - Sprint!

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 11, 2019

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, and Braden Kowitz, sounds like an impossible task.

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Topics: strategy, Innovation Process, Innovation, Strategy - How, Measure What Matters, Sprint: Solve Big Problems & Test New Ideas

Develop Disruptive Innovation – Step One: Generate Lots of Ideas

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jan 4, 2018

In How Originals Identify Innovative Ideas I promised to share ideas on how you can improve your batting average to generate innovative products and services for your business.

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Topics: strategy, Innovation Process, strategy decisions, Innovation, Adam Grant, Originals, Disruptive Strategies, Outthinker Process

How Originals Identify Innovative Ideas

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Jan 2, 2018

A quick reminder why you and your business absolutely need to innovate.

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Topics: strategy, Innovation Process, strategy decisions, Innovation, Adam Grant, Originals, Strategy Decision, Outthinker Process

What Browser do you use?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Suppose you could ask a prospective employee a question to discover whether the candidate is likely to stay in your employ longer, be more productive, and absent less?

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Topics: People Decisions, Innovation Process, Adam Grant, Originals

Outthink The Competition – Ease & Impact

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 6, 2017

I’d like to apologize if you’ve been reading my blog.

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

Outthink the Competition - Mutually Exclusive, Collectively Exhaustive Components (MECE)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 2, 2017

We’ve been sharing ideas and concepts from Outthink the Competition: How a New Generation of Strategists Sees Options Others Ignore by Kaihan Krippendorff.

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

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