Fear can be a proxy for when you are going to do something great. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell started to rekindle their friendship as they worked together; preparing to face a magician of seemingly insurmountable skill. Mr. Norrell’s hands shook as he tried to conjure enough magic to save England. Jonathan Strange clasped his […]
We’ll start off with a flight of awesomeness, a little sampler spoon of ice cream before you go all in on a double scoop, chocolate-dipped cone. The portals below will give you a taste of what’s in store for you at Go Forth and Be Awesome. Enjoy! – TD […]
Yelling out ideas in a crockpot of group-think fails, yet we keep brainstorming. Jake Knapp suggests that perhaps “brainstorming” lingers because of its “catchy name”. So I made some other weather-related portmanteau. THUNDERSTANDING Empathy and journey mapping create a swell of idea; the thunderstanding comes before the brainstorms. ISOLATED WONDERSTORMS Structured time to work solo and […]
Jon Acuff used only 100 words to restrict a recent post. Restrictions can drive creativity like toothpaste channelled through a narrow opening. You can concentrate your brain squeezings onto a precise AND ACTIONABLE solution. Toothpaste everywhere doesn’t help you brush your teeth. Tim Brown, IDEO, says that leaders need to define Purpose (goal), Challenges (stepping stones to get […]
I mean really, what else could Geppetto have done? He wanted and son so he looked around at the resources he had. Lathes, chisels, hammers, and wood. Geppetto leaned on his strengths to carve Pinocchio who would magically transform from wooden marionette to a real boy. You know, after he was done goofing off and […]
Did you guess 4 C’s? No? Then this article is for you! Because I’ve identified four attributes that can help your innovation team reach new heights and upgrade into a traction-churning prototype machine. And each of those attributes begin with the letter C, because alliteration is fun.