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Igniting Fire

A match is a great tool for starting a fire, and a fire is something we all want burning inside us. So when we find ourselves frozen in place, whether it’s fear, doubting ourselves, or just feeling stuck, the simple solution is to get some matches. But matches alone won’t fix it. Matches are your […]

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A (Slightly) Different Way Forward

I can’t imagine anyone who drives and has not gotten lost at some point. We’re headed down a road and suddenly it becomes unfamiliar and we get that twinge in our gut. We’re headed the wrong way. And this leaves us with two options: turn around to where we thought we lost the path, or […]

Welcome Highbrow student!

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                     […]

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Thinking like a Producer vs Producing like a Thinker – And Three Things You Can Do About It

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 […]

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Touristification of Innovation

“Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.” – Jurassic Park Jurassic Park as intended was a delightful journey in a self-driving jeep on rail through some thoughtfully planned dinosaur habitats. Tourists were to have a safe and scripted experience; seeing exactly what was on the […]

Being Awesome, Innovation, Innovation Mindsets, Like a Startup, Motivation, Team

How In-N-Out Burger Became My Innovation Anchor

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 […]