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Two Simple Methods for Communicating your Big Idea

Distilling your big idea into a relatively terse but impactful statement can be a subtly difficult task – best not to overthink the words and overcomplicate the meaning. There are alternative ways to capture your “elevator pitch” and get folks to quickly understand where you are going (and actively support you in the process); here […]

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Real change happens along a continuum that stretches from The Big Idea to Real Results, and people / organizations that want to make real change happen need to understand the different elements along the way.


The ability to imagine what is possible (aka Vision)


As goods, services, & even data becomes commoditized, effective and engaging design becomes a competitive differentiator


Sooner or later, you have to be able to translate your hand-waving to something that actually works!


Results derive from making something happen – quickly, effectively, sustainably

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Recent Posts

IoT Field Notes: The Seed Fund
Inspiration, with some elements of Science
October 26, 2015

As we have moved through these last few months, connecting with business units (BUs) and developing ideas around Smart, Connected Products, we’ve experimented with different ways to generate interest, explain concepts, introduce new ideas, and make real progress. One idea, put into practice late last year, has turned out to be a strong driving force; […]

You’re a Digital Business Already – Start Acting Like It
Execution, with some elements of Art
October 5, 2015

I’m not sure if the term Digital Business is just a buzzword, or truly an insightful take on reality. But I am sure that many businesses are digital already; it’s sometimes called “shadow IT”, but if you really open your eyes, it’s out in the open, for all to see: Finance: With their complex spreadsheets […]

Conflict is a Canary for Change
Execution, with some elements of Inspiration
September 8, 2015

Are you intimidated by, or afraid of, conflict in your organization? Maybe it’s just a signal that something else is going on. Recently, I got into a discussion on the best response to conflict in the workplace – what should the people on the team do? What should a good leader do? The nature of […]

IoT Field Notes: Why Should I Care?
Execution, with some elements of Inspiration
September 3, 2015

Introducing wild new ideas takes a bit of thought. If you want to get someone’s attention on a topic that appears to come in from left field, put it in a reasonable context. Take, for example, Smart Connected Products (aka the Internet of Things, or just IoT) – a widely talked about mega-trend promising to […]

Recommended reading for the week …
August 7, 2015

A semi-recurring feature – items that I think are worth your time. Sourced from a variety of places around the ‘net – I’ll try to give credit for the recommendations where it is due. Some of these are older, some quite recent – I’ve got a backlog of interesting stuff to share. As always – […]