Disruptive innovation is not a tactic. It’s a mindset.

Quote: Richard Branson, The Money Programme, BBC, July 1998. Disruptive innovation is not just about following a process. It represents a mindset—a rebellious instinct to discard old business clichés and remake the market landscape.… Continue reading

Disrupt: How to Spark Business Transformation with Disruptive Thinking

by Levent Ozler To compete today, business leaders need a revolution in thinking: a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions to stay ahead of the game. In his new book, Disrupt: Think the… Continue reading

The Client Is Always The Client

Michael Bierut of Pentagram, shares his personal experience as a designer about client relationships.  Bierut tackles this issue with a great deal of honesty and humility and I think there are some very important lessons… Continue reading

Michael McDonough’s Top Ten Things They Never Taught Me in Design School

  The Architect’s Newspaper is my new favorite design publication. It’s a 16-page tabloid that comes out about twice a month. It’s literate and timely, a fast-paced collection of news, reviews and opinion from… Continue reading

Are designers losing design strategy to business strategists learning design thinking?

One of the early and simplest aspirations of those in the design community who feel that design can and should play a role in the formation and realization of business strategy is that… Continue reading

Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change

  Written by Hartmut Esslinger, Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change explains how “strategic design” in business and society can and must bring about positive change through innovative creativity. A key component is… Continue reading

Designing Better Service Experiences

Continuum and the AIGA convened a group of top business leaders and innovators from a variety of backgrounds and industries, including Disney, Facebook and Zipcar, to discuss how designing a service experience with… Continue reading

TED stories on creativity.

  Creativity can be a viral thing. It’s when you start to feel a little buzzing in your head after hearing the story of someone’s creative success. When you hear a new song… Continue reading

What makes a genius.

A genius is a genius not because of their clothes, Not because of their parents or the size of their nose. Not because of the place that they like to call home, A… Continue reading

What leaders are…

Kevin McCullagh argues that design leaders tend to share three general qualities: 1. They are good at envisioning the future; they constantly ask what is changing and what opportunities may arise from change. 2. They think strategically; they question existing core competencies and ask… Continue reading