Traditional Thinking v Design Thinking

Traditional Thinking v Design Thinking

Why are some endeavours not only too afraid to step away from Traditional Thinking’s limitations, but also dismissive of anything suggesting a Design Thinking approach? While rejecting the unconventional is easy, safe and “the way it’s always been”, does Traditional Thinking disregard (at its peril) 

Disruption is a good thing: the seeds of innovation.

Disruption is a good thing: the seeds of innovation.

I was accused of being ‘disruptive’ in High School. I saw improvement opportunities in many domains and exposed the benefit of adaptation to the change-makers, yet I was chastised in return and accused of not being ‘constructive’. Disruption is a good thing: the seeds of 

Don’t open books to see only the words being sought

Don’t open books to see only the words being sought

There is wisdom and obligation in never judging a book by its cover. And yet, the foolishness of opening a book to see only the words being sought is perhaps a more harmful mindset that requires its own idiom. Don’t open books to see only 

Success through ethics with human critical thinking and diversity

Success through ethics with human critical thinking and diversity

We need human critical thinking and diversity to succeed with this. © Move the Elephant for Inclusiveness, 2017

Overlook opportunities for increased success — ethical success

Overlook opportunities for increased success — ethical success

Is a widening respect-for-people deficit in today’s commercial endeavours and entrepreneurship overlooking the opportunity for increased success — ethical success?

Building values-based, impact-driven connections in 2021

Building values-based, impact-driven connections in 2021

I want to create values-based, impact-driven networking channels in 2021, for ethical professionals operating in the Netherlands, Benelux and the EU. Who is interested in forming these with me? With limited opportunities to meet and create value with like-minded businesspeople and entrepreneurs in 2020, the 

Are you a risk-taker or a risk-transferer?

Are you a risk-taker or a risk-transferer?

Do you take risks and share the rewards, or do you take the rewards by transferring the risk? Team-players tend to favour the former; self-interest motivates the latter. As an employee, are you driven by group success or personal gain? Is autonomy, mastery and purpose 

Optimiser or Satisficer?

Optimiser or Satisficer?

Are people satisficers or optimisers? It is an overlooked trait, albeit critical to determining how to effect successful change. We optimise sufficient decision-making! We adequately plan for extremes! We are flexible to rigid-commitment! We test our strategies! We maximise satisfactory benefits!

Resilient democracy?  Or antifragile democracy?

Resilient democracy? Or antifragile democracy?

Does The Economist’s November 28th 2020 cover question overlook a fundamental problem? Do we want or need a democracy that is merely resilient – i.e. remains strong during and after shocks and stressors? No, I suspect not! This is the mistake many commercial enterprises also