Skip the hype cycle, recognise your biases and default position as well as other’s biases and default positions to look at problems in context of their changing conditions. This is the overriding message of The Heretics Guide to Management by Paul Culmsee and Kailash Awati. This book was recommended to me by a sage and savvy colleague and friend. It opened my eyes to just how attached I was to certain tools, processes, and practices — namely Design Thinking. This book challenged me to think about just how unproductive we can be when we don’t acknowledge our professional culture wars. If you hold on to traditional strategy methodologies, if you think the latest innovation model is the best way, if you think design thinking is the only way, read this book.
Problem framing before problem finding — Why Cynefin is useful when deciding when to follow Design Thinking and when not to
Design Thinking, like any methodology, can be quite prescriptive when followed from start to finish. Broadly speaking there is
There are several sites I go to again and again for their original content and comprehensive resource lists of methods and tools. And who doesn’t love a list?