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More from Australia – Part 3

Continuing from lab director Ed Morrison - catch up with Part 1 and Part 2. Across Australia, 20 to 30 primary health networks operate to promote health and well-being. The...
Big happenings “down under” – Part 2

Big happenings “down under” – Part 2

Continuing from lab director Ed Morrison's notes from his recent trip to Australia (if you missed Part 1, click here): In one of the most bold social transformations in the...
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Addressing urban issues in Trenton

The Agile Strategy Lab team has been working with partners in New Jersey for the past couple of years. The work has included sessions with university partners, business networks, and...
Designing new narratives to guide emerging networks

Designing new narratives to guide emerging networks

In the world of networks, narratives provide guidance. They convey knowledge. They generate learning. They create coherence. They reflect and spread the positive mindset needed for transformation and resilience. When...
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Big happenings “down under” – Part 1

Lab director Ed Morrison reports on his just-completed trip to Australia: A year ago, we were working shoulder to shoulder with Ted O'Brien in the rollout of a regional strategy...
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Agile Innovation: Designing & Guiding Innovation Ecosystems | Charleston, South Carolina | February 22-25, 2017

Innovation Ecosystems don’t just emerge by chance. They can, however, be designed and guided. This immersive workshop will show you how…in a place where it has happened. Starting with not...
Moving our Innovation Thinking from Barriers to Ecosystems

Moving our Innovation Thinking from Barriers to Ecosystems

Commercialization of federally funded research at universities faces a bewildering array of obstacles. The reason: innovation — the translation of knowledge into value (or money) — emerges from continuous knowledge...
Economic Development’s Next Big Opportunity: Horizontal Innovation

Economic Development’s Next Big Opportunity: Horizontal Innovation

The next big transformation in economic development is coming. It’s about time. Remarkably, most economic development organizations are still playing a game invented in Mississippi in the 1930s. It goes...
Strategic Planning: Why So Much Frustration?

Strategic Planning: Why So Much Frustration?

At the Agile Strategy Lab, we are working on new models of strategy specifically designed for open, loosely connected networks. Not surprisingly, we get a lot of calls from people...
The Collaboration Imperative for State and Local Government

The Collaboration Imperative for State and Local Government

It's about to get ugly. In the coming years, state and local financial pressures will be relentlessly increasing. Economic growth will not generate enough momentum to take our state and...
Why Agile Strategy is Like Ocean Kayaking

Why Agile Strategy is Like Ocean Kayaking

Today, organizations of all types are facing an uncertain future. While we hope for calm times in which we can make steady progress, we know that turbulence can arise at...
5 Biggest Mistakes that Derail Collaboration

5 Biggest Mistakes that Derail Collaboration

Spend only a few minutes in the business press, and it’s easy to see that collaboration is all the rage. Yet, collaboration is easy to talk about, but difficult to...

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