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November 13, 2019
Team Working Agreement

Create a Team Working Agreement (with Benny Hill Sorting)

  What do you want to agree on as a group? Which rules should the group members follow to achieve optimal collaboration and learning together? With […]
November 6, 2019
LinkedIn Find Nearby

A Tale of Two Innovations

Every year, new startups come into existence out of the blue and go on to disrupt entire industries and rise to the top of the profitability […]
November 5, 2019
Customer Survey Needs

Crisis? What crisis? Customer Needs Survey

  “We don’t want to push our ideas on to customers, we simply want to make what they want” Famous designer Laura Ashley said this, and […]
October 14, 2019
Business Lifecycle: for Exploration to Execution

The 10 Stages of the Business Lifecycle

Most business models go through a number of lifecycle stages. These stages determine how people should go about running the business. Young, immature business models should […]
October 10, 2019
Business Lifecycle

The Business Lifecycle Game

  All business models usually go through a number of lifecycle stages. Use this exercise to determine where a business model sits among the 10 Stages […]
September 10, 2019
Business Quilt

Don’t Care Too Much About Boxes

We should not care too much about boxes. When it comes to business modeling tools such as the Business Model Canvas and the Lean Canvas, people […]
September 5, 2019
Innovation Vortex

Your Work Is a Vortex, Not a Merry-go-round

People sometimes ask me, “What’s your process? How do you write your books? How do you create your presentations? How do you design your workshops?” And […]
August 28, 2019

Leadership from a Canoe

  In a span of just a few weeks, I made some significant changes to my businesses. I pulled the plug on one project; I doubled […]
August 19, 2019

Shiftup Is Not a Framework

The Scrum framework, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), the .NET framework, the React framework… The world of software development is full of frameworks. But we don’t […]
May 10, 2019

Continuous Innovation Over Business Agility

Twenty managers were looking at me expectantly. One of them had just told me about the many ways in which their organization was trying to transform […]
May 1, 2019
Happy Melly Group

A Real Pivot… Happy Melly Group

In my book Startup, Scaleup, Screwup, I write about pivoting, patching, and persevering. Right now, Happy Melly is pivoting. (Happy Melly is 100% owner of the […]