Our latest thoughts on innovation, design, and transformation.


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Design Sprints | August 4, 2021

Considering a Design Sprint? Keep these 5 investment factors in mind: 1. Time 2. Resources 3. Complexity 4. Expert Facilitators 5. In-Person vs. Virtual

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Podcast | August 3, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Sarah L. Collie, Associate Vice President for Organizational Excellence at the University of Virginia, about the influence facilitation has played throughout her professional career, how meeting disruption can happen no matter how prepared the facilitator, and more.

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Workshops | July 30, 2021

Prioritize connection and choose the right tech and hardware to run effective hybrid events.

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Meeting Culture | July 28, 2021

Incorporate Liberating Structures in your next retrospective to optimize individual team member performance and group collaboration.

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Podcast | July 27, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Jim Scott, Director of Design Innovation at RE/SPEC, about the multi-layered career of design, benefits of implementing the macro & micro exercise, the lack of diversity the design industry faces, and more.

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Douglas Ferguson speaks with Natalie Nixon, author and Figure 8 Thinking President, about her Design and Dine meeting created to support an executive MBA program at Thomas Jefferson University.

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Facilitation | July 22, 2021

Help your team overcome the skepticism they have about their own abilities by creating a culture of confidence to support their success.

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Meeting Culture | July 21, 2021

Adapt Liberating Structures to the virtual landscape to unleash engagement, provide space for good ideas, and address challenges your remote team or organization may be facing. 

The Books

Bring Your Ideas to Life

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.