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Lab Partners with Kauffman Foundation

For the next three months, the Lab has entered into an intensive partnership with the Kauffman Foundation to explore how the Foundation can integrate its research work with programs and grant-making in entrepreneurship. The Lab will work with the Foundation’s staff to develop a roadmap to outline the logic and focus of Kauffman’s research direction…

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Lab’s Emerging Partnership with the University of Central Florida

The lab has partnered  with the University of Central Florida on a grant proposal to the national Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). The  proposal explores the emerging promising practices among 55 universities developing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems.  the Association for Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and its Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity…

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Growth of Strategic Doing in Australia

For the past four years, we have been patiently building a foundation for our agile strategy work in Australia and New Zealand. With our colleagues Mike Hefferan, Pam Wardner and Paul Collits,  we been exploring opportunities to expand our Purdue footprint. We are focusing in three areas:  Health care.–  Australia has primary health networks throughout…

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Lab Partners with the MatchBox

The  Lab has formed a partnership with MatchBox, the co-working space in Lafayette.  We will be providing services to MtchBox  and its client companies. In exchange, MatchBox will provide us sponsorship opportunities. We see this partnership as a strong part of our engagement mission at the Lab. In addition, we see an opportunity to provide…

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Our work with Kansas State University

We recently heard from Jeff Tucker, ‎Executive Director at Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State. Jeff’s work with us to introduce agile strategy into Kansas.  In particular, he is working to integrate Strategic doing into both events and initiatives around Kansas State’s new Olathe Campus.  Jeff is also extending the work into communities across Kansas:  Junction City,…

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Working with the Mandela Fellows

For the second year, we’ve been invited to introduce the disciplines of agile strategy to the Mandela Fellows visiting Purdue.   Began in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and enables these leaders to come to Purdue for six weeks of professional development. To  introduce Strategic Doing, we have developed a simulation…

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Introducing Agile Strategy to Whitestown

Over the past year, we have been introducing agile strategy skills to the town of Whitestown. One of the fastest growing localities in Indiana, the Whitestown government is exploring new ways to build collaborations more effectively. We started  our engagement in Whitestown with a Strategic Doing training for professional staffs and administrators. Last week, we…

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Collaborating with Krannert in innovation and strategic management

The Lab is working with the strategic management faculty in Krannert  to introduce the disciplines of agile strategy and collaborative leadership to second-year MBA students. The course, which will be introduced in the spring of 2018, introduces both the theory and practice of agile strategy is developed by the Lab. This course continues Krannert’s foundational…

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Meeting the challenges of opioid addiction in Indiana

Purdue Health Advisors is working with the Lab to develop  a County-based experiment to address Indiana’s opioid crisis.   we are designing an experiment that could be replicable to other counties that focuses on four areas: Community collaboration.–  opioid addiction is a “wicked problem”. Each community will need to design its own response, working off…

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