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Listen in: Ed Morrison on Strategic Doing

In addition to the Agile Strategy Lab podcast, the Lab's team members are frequently invited to participate in others - it's often an interesting conversation in part because of the...

A Trip into the Swampy Lowlands

Put on your boots. In this post, we are heading into the swampy lowlands of real-world problems. But first, some background. Each year, the BBC presents a lecture series, called...

Closing triangles: A key to stronger networks

"How do we strengthen networks?" "Close triangles." "That's it?" "That's a start." That conversation took place between Valdis Krebs and me in 2003.  Valdis is an expert in social network analysis. At...

Recombinant Innovation: It’s all about the networks

Recombinant innovation links and leverages assets to define new solutions. A classic example: the iPhone, a combination of existing technologies. Apple's genius came in designing and guiding complex supplier networks...
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Diversity beyond demographics

There are many kinds of diversity - ethnic, gender, age, language, etc. But is there diversity beyond demographics? The most recent Third Thursday gathering of the Strategic Doing community -...
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An inside look at transformational change

Examples of changes we can't see abound: plants sprouting or cells dividing, for example. We know it's happening, but it's not until the change has multiplied many times over that...

Ecosystems for innovative firms and entrepreneurs: Why they matter

Developing entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems matters to regenerate our economies. But too few civic and political leaders know why this step is so important. What's worse, they don't know how...
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Batting a thousand?

Last week our podcast (which is still a bit like this Little League-r) hit a big milestone. We're batting a thousand - podcast downloads, that is. It's a modest achievement,...
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Collaboration is a process guided by a portfolio of skills

Collaboration is a process of creating shared benefits. It’s also a process of co-evolution, of growing and adapting. Business punditry too often presents collaboration as a thing, a simple activity,...
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At last…! Strategic Doing training in person this summer

In-person Strategic Doing training is back! Cue the Etta James song - after a year of saying, "Is it time yet? Is it time?" we think it is, finally, time....
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Understanding networks using social network analysis

Photo credit: Scott Dempwolf This looks like an image from the Hubble telescope - but it's actually a glimpse into understanding networks using social network analysis. Our work at the...
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Where does trust come from?

This week, a colleague from the National Institutes of Health asked some important questions about trust. How do we build trust in Strategic Doing? How do we measure trust? First...
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Accelerating University Innovation

For decades, the ground underneath our universities has been shifting. Universities have been slow to respond. Yet, transformation is clearly on the horizon. as our political economy evolves, universities adapt....
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Can we see into the future?

The desire to know the future has been with us since the dawn of humanity - consider the popularity of Nostradamus, the apocalypse described in the Bible, or - closer...

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