How Google, Stanford University and yours truly use design thinking to solve problems and build winning strategies

In my last lesson I introduced you to design thinking, a powerful approach to developing creative solutions to complex problems.  As I explained, design thinking is taught at major universities such as Harvard, and practiced at global companies like Google, Apple and PepsiCo.  To refresh your memory, here is a recap:   In today’s lesson I will share with you…

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The ultimate method for solving problems and developing strategies for success

In today’s lesson I’m going to introduce you to the single, most powerful way to analyze, strategize, troubleshoot and solve problems.  What’s more, it is the “go-to” and innovative approach to creatively improving: Strategic analysis/research Decision-making Strategy planning & design Business modelling Sales & marketing Product development Strategic branding Relationships & culture Human performance Health, wellness and fitness This “strategizing…

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How good are you at creating and converting opportunities into success?

Yesterday evening I watched an awesome game of international rugby between our champion New Zealand All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions.  It really was an epic contest and I was glued to my seat right up to the final whistle. For me, the best thing about the game was that it provided some crucial lessons about the importance…

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What is a strategist?

As you know, a memorial statue of an individual typically means they’ve done really important stuff during their lifetime.  In other words, they have made a significant contribution to an industry, a cause, or even society as a whole. So the statue is a tangible recognition of their work. The statue shown here is of someone who has made a…

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What smart business owners do to grow revenue and profits

If growth is on your agenda, it is very important that you take a close look at the visual below, which represents what smart business owners do to grow revenue and profits: Why is this visual so important?  It highlights several important elements of strategic business growth. #1.  The importance of a good revenue stream model #2.  The importance of…

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