Archive for November 2017

Update on Our Work in Puerto Rico

We have been partnering with the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, a land-grant institution interested in our work in agile strategy.  Given the challenges they face, the Lab is organizing a trip to provide some free training to a group of professionals selected by the University.  We are exploring whether the system Chancellor will be…

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Agile Lab Europe Update

Here’s an update on our development of Strategic Doing Europe. We are planning our next 2.5 day training in The Hague in April 2018 Our colleagues from Human Insight will be at Purdue in April, 2018 to conduct a certification training for our offering in Strategic Diversity. Our colleagues continue to meet every two weeks…

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Strategic Diversity gives practitioners a new tool to maximize impact

We’re rolling out a new tool: Strategic Diversity. Strategic Diversity builds on the idea of the S-Curve. As we discuss in our workshops, an S-Curve is a useful model for thinking about change. One example we frequently use is “your grandparents’ economy” (eg, the heydey of heavy industry) vs. “our grandchildren’s economy” (eg, digital and…

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Start-up and Innovation Ecosystems: The Value of Testbeds

It’s no surprise that academic research often lags behind market developments (Brown & Mawson, 2017). What if, to help us close this gap, we thought of practitioners and policy makers as researchers? What if we consider them not users of research but co-producers? Sound strange? It shouldn’t. This trend is underway in the agricultural sector.…

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Strategic Innovation in Food Technology

Agile approaches to strategy and innovation in technology-rich environment is a relatively new field. The availability of strategic innovation tools and techniques, specifically designed for food technology, is significantly lacking. THAT is about to change. Marcela Martinez is our very first PhD student and this is the focus of her studies. Marcela has an MS…

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Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems in Lafayette and West Lafayette

MatchBOX Coworking Studio and the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab have entered into a new partnership, further deepening the relationship between MatchBOX and Purdue University. The focus of the new partnership is to provide a test bed for developing and strengthening entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems. Dennis Carson, Co-Founder of MatchBOX and Director for Economic Development for the…

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