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Innovation Series | September 25, 2020

Innovation Series: Douglas Ferguson talks with Dr. Zayna Khayat, Future Strategist of SE Health, about disruption gurus, Kaiser Permanente, and why she tries to ban the word innovation with her team.

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Innovation Series | September 14, 2020

Innovation Series: Douglas Ferguson talks to multidisciplinary designer Lisa Baird about her career journey, falling in love with the problem, the helpfulness of curmudgeonly people, and the deeper systems underneath user experiences.

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Innovation Series | August 24, 2020

Innovation Series: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Tom Counsell, Executive Director of B-Hub Prague, about how to build a team that can harness raw potential, being diplomatic about failure, and the amazing innovative power of poor communities.

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Innovation Series | August 11, 2020

Kris Pennella, Director of Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs, is on a mission to assist companies in getting products to market faster by transforming their…

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Innovation Series | June 17, 2020

Throughout his experiences as a consultant and at NASA, Steve Rader focuses on the use of crowdsourcing to generate innovative ideas and unlock improvements. He…

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Innovation Series | June 1, 2020

"I love running fast. I'm not so much a jogger. I like to sprint." In his earlier days, Dr. Ralph-Christian Ohr was a track and…

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Innovation Series | May 18, 2020

I recently spoke with the incredible Tamara Ghandour–author, founder, and president of LaunchStreet, keynote speaker, and creator of the proprietary Innovation Quotient Edge (IQE) assessment.…

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Innovation Series | May 4, 2020

When several students at Davidson College in North Carolina pitched an idea to design and teach their own course, the small liberal arts school was…

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Design Sprints | January 14, 2021

Trying to decide if you should run a Design Sprint? Discover 5 scenarios when a Design Sprint can help your organization.

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Podcast | January 12, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Keith McCandless, Co-creator of Liberating Structures, about goat rodeos, grief walking, and prototyping responses to unsafe behaviors. Listen in to find out what’s giving Keith hope right now.

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Facilitation | January 11, 2021

Control the Room Summit 2020: Erin Lamberty, Director of Strategy & Culture Change at The Design Gym, speaks about how to navigate uncomfortable conversations and facilitate the unexpected.

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Remote Work | January 7, 2021

8 not-so-common virtual collaboration tools for successful remote work collaboration.

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Podcast | January 5, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Jan DeVisch, an executive professor at Flanders Business School, about reducing reality into logical categories, software that can help facilitators pre-assess a team’s communication patterns, and resistance as a concept invented by the facilitator.

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Facilitation | January 4, 2021

Control the Room Summit 2020: Shannon Stott, owner of Shannon Unlimited, presents "Stick to Your Shit", a talk about how individual success translates to group success.

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Podcast | December 29, 2020

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Kristin Fulton, Development and Operations Manager for Schools That Can, about closing the opportunity and skills gap, teaching confidence, and the tipping point at which students become leaders.

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Innovation can seem complex or reserved for the exceptional. But we believe innovation is for everyone. We’ve set out to illuminate a path for you to: generate bold ideas, visualize and share them, overcome obstacles, and turn your idea into reality. Our books are equal parts guidebook and stories from years of experience helping companies adopt an innovation mindset and culture. They’re practical & actionable, so you can get started now. We hope they’ll help you on your journey to realizing your biggest, boldest ideas.