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How to Remix Anything

By Douglas Ferguson & John Fitch

There is a really good chance that someone has already solved a problem similar to the one you are working on, but it’s in another industry or time in history. You just need to find that analogous inspiration. This handbook will help you and your team discover it.

This handbook is a companion to the How To Remix Anything Card Deck and the Remix Canvas. Together, they help you and your team reference existing ideas or solutions from one domain so you can remix them into a new context. 

Free Resources

Remix Canvas

The Remix Canvas helps you reference existing ideas or solutions from one domain so you can remix them to solve your problems.

Free Resource

Card Deck

This card deck is a companion to the book and Remix Canvas. Each card helps you reference existing ideas or solutions from one domain so you can remix them into a new context. Interested in getting the physical printed card deck? Email us.

About the authors

Douglas Ferguson

Douglas is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is the founder and president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based facilitation agency that specializes in helping teams work better together through participatory decision making and design inspired facilitation techniques. He has helped transform teams from U.S. SOCOM, the Air Force, Adobe, Dropbox, Fidelity, Vrbo, Liberty Mutual, Humana, and SAIC.

Douglas is a thought leader and master facilitator of Design Sprints, Innovation Acceleration, Team Alignment, Meeting Systems, Culture Transitions, and Change Transformations. He is also the author of three books: Beyond the Prototype, How to Remix Anything (co-authored), and Start Within (co-authored).

Motivated by a mission to rid the world of horrible meetings and offer meaningful meetings in their place, Voltage Control is calling upon fellow facilitators to transform meeting and innovation culture. From free weekly community meetups to Control the Room–the annual facilitator summit, Voltage Control is building a community of facilitators to change the world.

John Fitch

John is an entrepreneur and business coach. He is Chief Product Officer of Voltage Control, where we prototypes tools to help people facilitate better meetings. He enjoys designing technology through unlearning and the generous act of sonder. Prior to Voltage Control, John was Entrepreneur in Residence at Animal Ventures where he advised Fortune 100 leadership on their prototyping practices and led distributed software teams at the intersection of machine learning, robotics, and decentralized computing. John also worked directly with Google Ventures running Design Sprints and now coaches organizations how to develop rapid prototyping practices within their culture.

John is a co-author to two books with Douglas Ferguson: How To Remix Anything and Non-Obvious Guide to Magical Meetings and is an author of Time Off – a look at how modern society is burning us out, why time off and creativity will be a crucial component to the future of human work, and the solutions to help us all prioritize our “rest ethic.” John spends his leisure time farming, hosting dinner parties, and practicing Jiu Jitsu. He graduated from University of Texas at Austin and is a proud alumni of Seth Godin’s altMBA.