By Anya Kandel This week’s blog post was contributed by TDG friend and community member Anya Kendal. Anya has spent much of her career focused on innovation strategy, including 3 years helping build innovation capacity at Gap Inc. This blog post, originally published on Faster Than...

Innovation is one of the hottest topics in how organizations are thinking about the future. Executives view it as the Holy Grail to their organization’s success. Managers are seeking effective ways to implement it. And teams are wondering how to balance it with getting shit...

By: Steve Perkins Recently, a colleague caught up with me and, with a look of bewilderment on his face, asked a question. My colleague seemed frustrated from much searching and little resolution. “Everyone is talking about Agile and Design Thinking, but how do they relate?” He was...

By: Thomas Wendt   This week we've got a guest blog post for you from one of our Lead Trainers, Thomas Wendt. Outside of helping design and run workshops for our community and clients, Thomas teaches, writes, and speaks on a variety of topics including philosophy and design. His...

With organizations, most people draw a direct correlation between larger with slower, more hierarchical, and less authentic communication. We reference the 'cog in the machine' stereotype as we dream of those teams that are faster, more entrepreneurial, and less complex. Ah, if only we were a...

For all of our friends on the northern hemisphere, summer has arrived. The weather is great, the cities are buzzing, and the energy is in the air. But unfortunately, many work cultures don't take advantage of this opportunity to get outside and fill our heads with...

Design Taco is an idea accelerator and innovation lab that’s disguised as an incredibly delicious taco shop in New York’s Lower East Side on May 12th -18th, 2014. For one week, an unassuming LES storefront will be transformed into a taco shop meets creative hotspot, hosting panels of...

In this BusinessWeek article Lara Lee, who has spent time with Harley Davidson and Jump Associates, talks about what happens at the intersection of innovation, design thinking, and a down economy. She discusses how design and business practices cannot oppose eachother within corporate environments, and...