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Rebuilding Our Distressed Communities: Lessons From Flint

Rebuilding Our Distressed Communities: Lessons From Flint

We have been working with our colleagues at Michigan State University to adapt our agile strategy training to the specific circumstances of distressed communities. These disinvested neighborhoods present particular challenges....
Ohio State Links to the Lab

Ohio State Links to the Lab

Purdue and Ohio State are collaborating to bring agile strategy to the networks that Ohio State is building through its engagement mission. In January, we traveled to Columbus to present...
Lab Enters I-Corps

Lab Enters I-Corps

The Lab  has entered the I-Corps program to explore the development of an interactive platform that would help companies in the food industry accelerate innovation. The idea for this spin...
Lab goes to Iowa City

Lab goes to Iowa City

The Lab headed to Iowa City to train 22 civic leaders in the new disciplines of agile strategy.  The diverse group included the president of the Community Bank, two county...
Research Update: Mental Contrasting

Research Update: Mental Contrasting

In Strategic Doing, moving from “What could we do?” to “What should we do” involves evaluating a number of potential strategic opportunities using our “Big Easy” criteria. The Big Easy...
Addressing the Needs of Indiana’s Critical Access Hospitals

Addressing the Needs of Indiana’s Critical Access Hospitals

The Lab is collaborating with Purdue Healthcare Advisors to accelerate collaboration within Indiana's critical access hospitals. This designation, established by Congress in the late 1990s, responds to the widespread pattern...
Agile Strategy at Birck Nanotechnology Center

Agile Strategy at Birck Nanotechnology Center

Yesterday, we worked with the scientists at Purdue's Birck Nanotechnology Center to design a strategy. We started with assets, of course. To make the process easier, we divided our group...
Practitioner Guide to Innovating Networks, Clusters and Ecosystems

Practitioner Guide to Innovating Networks, Clusters and Ecosystems

Based on the continuing work we are doing in developing entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems, the Lab has compiled a guidebook for practitioners. The publication provides practionters with insghts into the...
Strategic Diversity Assessments for Students in the School of Engineering Technology

Strategic Diversity Assessments for Students in the School of Engineering Technology

Collaboration involves a complex basket of skills. No individual is equally proficient in all of them. Indeed, we migrate toward our comfort zone.  The challenge, of course, involves understanding how ...
Our Continuing Work with the Kauffman Foundation

Our Continuing Work with the Kauffman Foundation

The Kauffman Foundation's  entrepreneurship initiatives are undergoing transformation. Under the leadership of Victor Hwang,  Kauffman has assembled an impressive team of young professionals with ambitious plans to support the replication...
Purdue Healthcare Advisors and Critical Access Hospitals

Purdue Healthcare Advisors and Critical Access Hospitals

Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA) is working with 14 Critical Access Hospitals across Indiana to introduce new "lean" processes. These very small hospitals are facing enormous challenges. Some are part of...
Purdue Agile Strategy Lab is heading to Puerto Rico

Purdue Agile Strategy Lab is heading to Puerto Rico

Three months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Puerto Rico is still reeling. Much of the island remains without electricity, reports The Washington Post, and many businesses remain closed. Hurricane...
Can Big Food Innovate Faster? We Think So

Can Big Food Innovate Faster? We Think So

Large food companies are losing the growth race. Smaller, more agile companies are growing at a far faster rate. As a result, the largest 25 food companies are losing market...
The Lab Provides Support to Purdue CareerMaker

The Lab Provides Support to Purdue CareerMaker

Purdue CareerMaker is an exciting new initiative to develop innovative solutions to the growing workforce challenges faced by employers in Indiana.  With multiple sites throughout Indiana, Purdue will be engaging...

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