Tag Archives: agile business innovation design

Creating cooperation & belonging: Are you living up to your promise?

As I travel the world helping businesses to create communities of cooperation and innovation I sometimes wonder why we have not been able to solve the world’s Big Hairy Audacious problems together. We potentially have the knowledge, the resources and the technology to do so, but hunger, overpopulation, poverty and pollution are still on the rise. As Peter Block says in ...

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Cooperation for Innovation

One of my Polish agricultural machinery clients was having a hard time. His budget for marketing had been halved, even though his sales targets were maintained at growth rate. I had a lengthy conversation with him about options in cooperation. The trick is to find another party that is complementary in product, market or brand, some business with a similar ...

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Mine the Business Innovation Gaps: Seasonal Sharing for Scalability

I’ve been working with an agriculture machinery company over the years. This family run business designs and manufactures huge innovative machines that solve the current problems farmers face. Their industry is subject to the seasons, which means all farmers want new machines just before the harvest, so there’s a big peak of work in the period running up to harvest ...

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Explore, engage and extrapolate to discover the pains, gains and jobs to be done of your customer

Response-ability is all about your ability to intuitively anticipate the future and to know what your customer wants before your customer knows it. Intuitive anticipation is the main differentiator for successful, innovative companies.   Looping, one dimension of response-ability, has to do with your ability to explore, to engage, and to extrapolate what your customer tells you. At every stage of ...

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