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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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Innovation Series | April 22, 2020

As part of our Innovation Series, I recently spoke with David J. Bland, Founder & CEO of Precoil and co-author of Testing Business Ideas. We…

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Innovation Series | April 10, 2020

Most people would not expect to find a world-class innovator living on a farm in the middle of Iowa. But Todd Duclos, the bow tie-wearing…

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Design Sprints | March 26, 2020

How do you design products and services that people love? While this is a big question to answer, it can be solved using a process…

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Innovation Series | March 9, 2020

Kim Jenkins is changing the discussion about the fashion industry and how its social, cultural, and historical influences show up in our daily lives and determine…

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Innovation Series | January 27, 2020

Wolfgang Wopperer-Beholz is a London-based facilitator and self-described sense-maker who helps organizations and startups navigate change and complexity through training and coaching. He started his…

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Innovation Series | January 20, 2020

When Sonja Kresojevic was hired at Pearson, she led digital transformation for the international part of their business. After a year, she was promoted and…

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Facilitation | May 28, 2020

We are on a mission to rid of the world of horrible meetings–the too long, unproductive, unfocused, boring, and cringey. Why? Because when done right,…

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Design Sprints | May 26, 2020

This is part of the 2020 Control The Room speaker video series. In February we hosted the second annual facilitator summit, Control The Room, at Austin’s…

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Conflict Resolution | May 21, 2020

The world is beginning to see glimpses of life transitioning back to “normal”; but what does the new normal look like? The forced work from…

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Design Sprints | May 18, 2020

When it comes to exploring and creating new ideas, collaboration is much mightier than the brainpower of any one individual. That is the idea behind…

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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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Conflict Resolution | May 14, 2020

When you think about meetings, what’s the first thought or feeling that comes to mind? If it’s reluctance, annoyance, avoidance, frustration, unproductiveness, ambiguity, or a…

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Podcast | May 14, 2020

[fusebox_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/control-the-room/CTR001.mp3" ] Have you ever wondered what it means to be a professional conversation designer? Listen as your host Douglas Ferguson and his guest…

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Case Study | May 12, 2020

IDB Invest, the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is a multilateral development bank committed to supporting the private sector in…

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THE BOOK | AVAILABLE NOW

Beyond the Prototype

A roadmap for navigating the fuzzy area between ideas and outcomes
By Douglas Ferguson

Have you ever struggled to move a key innovation project forward at work? Based on his experiences running Design Sprints for top companies, Douglas Ferguson wrote Beyond the Prototype to offer practical advice for people shifting from discovery to realization. Full of stories from companies like Google, Liberty Mutual, and Adobe, this guide outlines six steps that every team should take to launch their vision.

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