November 10, 2016

Professional services firms are a dime a dozen nowadays. The service offering is largely presented in matrix format, where functional expertise intersects market verticals. Everyone boasts unique capabilities based in innovative thinking. Yet truly distinguishable know...

November 3, 2016

I keep thinking about simpler and simpler ways to describe the essence of the design thinking movement. Let me start with a key insight: 

Knowledge accumulates in our heads as an amorphous cloud; it is only in the act of applying knowledge to a particular outcome t...

November 3, 2016

In my 2013 Global Peter Drucker Forum winning essay, Post-Causality: a Quiet Global Revolution in the Making, I made a compelling point that the world is moving away from an "if-then" paradigm. We are indeed moving away from the simple causal credo of the "if you find...

November 3, 2016

There are many models for strategy under uncertainty but few useful metaphors. Just what does strategy under complex, unpredictable conditions look like? Picture yourself attempting to cross a fast moving stream by stepping on small, irregular, slippery and so unstable...

November 3, 2016

Picture the following scenario. You're a technical resource working for a mid-sized federal contracting company. You're in an all-hands meeting where management discusses company wide results. You contemplate two paradoxical scenarios: company as a whole may be doing g...

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