Design Thinking for Operational Excellence

Design Thinking for Operational Excellence

I was the Chairman at an Operational Excellence and Business Transformation conference in Amsterdam this past March (2023) which was produced by CParity.  The lead-off workshop was on Design Thinking and was being delivered by Sean McGuire, a Senior UX Architect from Microsoft and author of the book, “Billboard Design Thinking”. I must admit; my…

Elon Musk; A future worth getting excited about

Elon Musk; A future worth getting excited about

What’s on Elon Musk’s mind? In conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson, Musk details how the radical new innovations he’s working on — Tesla’s intelligent humanoid robot Optimus, SpaceX’s otherworldly Starship and Neuralink’s brain-machine interfaces, among others — could help maximize the lifespan of humanity and create a world where goods and services are…

The Outliers Inn | Travels, Robots, Creativity, Team Effectiveness, and Bier (of course)

The Outliers Inn | Travels, Robots, Creativity, Team Effectiveness, and Bier (of course)

It’s another “Open Mic Night” at The Outliers Inn and JP and Mule are happy to welcome our guest and have a casual chat with whatever might be on their minds (and ours). JP starts off with sharing a return trip from Newark back to Frankfurt which was quite like the movie “planes, trains, and…

The Anti-CEO Playbook

The Anti-CEO Playbook

Profit, money, shareholders: these are the priorities of most companies today. But at what cost? In an appeal to corporate leaders worldwide, Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya calls for an end to the business playbook of the past — and shares his vision for a new, “anti-CEO playbook” that prioritizes people over profits. “This is the…

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

Summary.   For the past 20 years, the theory of disruptive innovation has been enormously influential in business circles and a powerful tool for predicting which industry entrants will succeed. Unfortunately, the theory has also been widely misunderstood, and the “disruptive” label has been applied too carelessly anytime a market newcomer shakes up well-established incumbents. In this…