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The very first project of the Agile Strategy Lab – back when we were at Purdue – was overhauling its educational offering: Strategic Doing practitioner training. Strategic Doing had been…

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Plugging the “ingenuity gap”

A few years ago, there was a growing buzz about the “ingenuity gap.” The question posed by author Thomas Homer-Dixon was whether the world’s problems have outstripped our ability as…

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What’s Your Lego?

Modularity enables small things to grow into large things. Solar cells become solar arrays that become solar power stations. Modularity also makes sense to understand living systems. It’s a central…

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Car Talk: A Master Class In Either/Or Thinking

Years ago, when I was living in Cambridge, MA, I was a big fan of Ray and Tom Magliozzi, two MIT graduates who operated a car repair shop near where I lived. They launched a local radio show called Car Talk, and their show became a national hit.

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Unlocking Success: Exploring the Power of Structured Conversations and Decision-Making Methodologies

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An exciting part of my work is when we introduce the ten skills of Strategic Doing and help others explore how they may gain more results through a structured conversation. At the Agile Strategy Lab, we are strong proponents that the quality of people’s work increases when they apply a methodology that takes the conversation from the beginning to the end.   

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A Brief Overview of Strategic Doing

Strategic Doing – a peer-reviewed, scientifically grounded practice — teaches the discipline of collaboration and strategy in open networks. The practice works well to develop collaborations across siloed organizations, multi-disciplinary…

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