< Return to Quick Notes

Tag Archives: design

Step It Up By Stepping Back

July 8, 2013

I have a great feeling about this particular team. The demands of working for the second largest bank in the world can be relentless, but they leverage strengths like:

  • working with very bright people
  • a palpable commitment to high quality work
  • deep technical expertise
  • and being extremely capable of delivering.

They also face challenges faced by many executive teams in...

Read more

What Kind of Failure Will Work?

June 28, 2011

Innovation leaders navigate a balance between understanding

  • the contributions learning from failure make in innovative processes
  • and the drivers of risk-adverse business environments.

Koch_snowflake_(RGB-CMY)So, taking a lead from the Eskimos' rich vocabulary for snow, Jamer Hunt proposed the following failure spectrum:

Abject failure This is the really dark one. It marks you and...

Read more