The Disregard Previous Instructions Way

“Practically Radical” by William C. Taylor

Posted by on April 18, 2013 at 9:07 am

“Practically Radical” is a must read for anyone who wants to disregard previous instructions. The ideas are fresh; the book is chock full of instantly applicable ideas. The book challenges conventional wisdom. It is almost but not quite as radical as my book.  Sorry for the plug. If you’re interested in reinventing your company and [...]

“This is Service Design Thinking” Marc Stickdorn, Jakob Schneider.

Posted by on March 21, 2013 at 8:19 am

I recommend this book for anyone interested in design thinking and its applications.   There are several useful models and definitions.   The more models the less clarity.  I  found myself trying to distinquish between models and circumstances.   You can pick and choose among the definition of service design thinking in the book.   [...]

2013 – Seeing What is Next

Posted by on December 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Introduction Seeing differently means questioning how we are doing things, whether we are working on new solutions to old problems, or creating new ways of doing things that have never been done or even thought about before. 1.  Disruption is the New Normal.  Management performance should not be measured by how much disruption it can [...]

Reverse Thinking.

Posted by on July 13, 2012 at 9:13 am

Patients should pay doctors if you well.  If your sick patients should not pay doctors.  That is not original with me.  It is a great example of reverse thinking.

Dr.Murry: Commencement Address at UCLA

Posted by on July 12, 2012 at 10:56 am

Dr.Murry was one of three people (Big Short) who predicted and took advantage of the housing crisis, credit default swaps and the collapse of Aig.  His commencement address at UCLA is a tutorial on how he did what he did.  He explains his logic, decision making and big bets.  The government instead of asking for [...]

Things to think about when thinking about solving problems.

Posted by on February 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

One of the greatest obstacles to solving problems is success.  Success is not a real place, it is a psychological one.  Success is where you think you have more to lose than you have to gain, where you spend your time trying to maintain a position rather than scrambling to new heights.  There is a [...]

Think About It: Strange bed fellows. Digital lovers.

Posted by on February 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I recently read a piece of research that made my head explode. We are awash with statistics on digitalization and smart phones. Smart phones have become are digital companions. 83% of people sleep next to their smart phones are security blank. 35% of smart phone users use an app before getting out of bed. There [...]

Things To Think About When Thinking About Solving Problems

Posted by on February 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

A lot of people keep solving the same problem over and over again in the same way instead of solving the ones they haven’t tackled yet and instead of finding new ways to tackle the old problems. They do this because that’s what they know how to do. This is far more common than is [...]

The DPI Instruction Manual Update: 2012 Space Rocket

Posted by on January 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Enterprises cannot look at 2012 as a continuation of the past because it will be different. The formulas for yesterday’s success are almost guaranteed to be formulas for failure tomorrow. The fact is there will be a series of disruptions, discontinuities and strategic uncertainty. “Like a space rocket on the way to the moon, a [...]

How Do You Know When To Disregard Previous Instructions?

Posted by on December 13, 2011 at 10:10 am

A number of enterprises have asked, “how do you know when to disregard previous instructions?” Certainly, different industries have there own tell tale signs.  Manufacturers, biotech, telecommunications, software, package goods, etc. would have different tell tale signs.  There are some commonalities: missing sales and earnings objectives, disruptions and transformation, product and service failures, demand destruction, [...]