(takes a sip of water)… Let me explain. The problem with Innovation is that the people who decide the direction of the company, don’t always get innovation. And you can’t blame them. There are two different versions. There is “capital I” Innovation. This is the buzzwordy big brother. The one that gets five minutes in stakeholder […]
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. -Gertrude Jekyll My dad was a football coach and told me that what you see your team do in the game is either a product of your coaching, or bad habits you […]
I love reading books to my kids. So many characters and so many fun voices I get to use. My goal is to make these stories come to life and have them feel the drama when Elephant and Piggie trick the reader into saying the word banana out loud. (Mo Willems, if you’re reading this, […]
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 […]
A bias towards action. It’s one of the most sought-after characteristics in a lean, mean innovation team. However, can too much of a good thing be hazardous to the quality of your work? Creating movement and getting stuff in the hands of the user is great, but just quickly delivering what was asked for only […]
In the Spring of 2014, I traveled to San Francisco with some friends for a conference. I was raised on the West Coast, so any trip to California results in a required pilgrimage to In-N-Out Burger. It was a busy night at the closest In-N-Out and the dining area was packed with like-minded culinary aficionados. We […]
Did you know that in the Karate Kid, Daniel wasn’t the only one learning? Mr. Miyagi himself had much to learn, but that didn’t stop his shoshin from forging a unique solution to Daniel’s situation. Learn how to find your own shoshin!
When I was a young mathematics apprentice, learning at the feet of some true numerical wizards, I feared the scarlet letter F would be burned into my forehead like many before me. F for Failure. My grades were good, my test scores were solid, and I picked up topics quickly. Yet I clung to my […]
I enjoy a good scary movie from time to time and zombies are everywhere. Zombies cause a load of difficult situations for folks. Imagine that you’ve just pronounced Steve* deceased, when all of a sudden, Steve sits upright and starts expressing his sudden love of brains. “My bad everyone” you might say sheepishly “I could’ve sworn he was a goner.” Pre-mortems help us plan for failure, before we fail.