Category Archives: Design

Storyscaping

My colleague, David Robinson, works tirelessly to get me to tell stories. It’s not that I don’t want to. I spent forty years being a terminal analytic, just the facts, kind of presenter. I forget to step back and compose … Continue reading

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Whiteboarding: Designing a software team

Not knowing what I was getting into (a common state lately), I joined some former colleagues to catch up on their new venture. They asked me how I would go about designing a software team for their new pivot. They … Continue reading

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B2B2C

Over the last six months, I started a research project in conjunction with a B2B accelerator, 9Mile Labs, to understand what factors lead to entrepreneurial success.  A key part of the research method was to use video ethnography to capture … Continue reading

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What could an old fart possibly know about technology?

The day started with my wonderful son-in-law sending me a reminder of how ancient a technology mariner I am. He’d found this “What if?” answer from XKCD on “If all digital data were stored on punch cards, how big would … Continue reading

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Advice to a wannabe entrepreneur

More times than I can count (or even want to remember) some aspiring entrepreneur contacts me to ask for advice on how to start a business and bring their idea to market. The QBQ (question behind their question) is often … Continue reading

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Flipping my perspectives

When David Robinson and I launched Flipped Startup, we knew that a key theme of the content we create and the workshops we give is to provide lifelong learners with examples and experiences of the power of flipping their point … Continue reading

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What if what we know is wrong?

Many years ago I came across a diagram of the four boxes of knowing: I was reminded of the box about “what you know that is wrong” while listening to Dana Chisnell’s talk on “Rethinking User Research and Usability Testing … Continue reading

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