Brainstorming Marketing executive, Alex Osborn, popularized the term Brainstorming in his 1953 book “Applied Imagination.” He intended to codify the conditions around enhancing group creativity. After numerous idea pitch sessions, he recognized what happened during great sessions and what occurred... READ MORE
9m Consulting We help enable innovation for businesses that are navigating transformation. Unlike other firms, we specialize in building a creative culture that can pivot. Need for Innovation The average lifespan of a company used to be more than 60-years.... READ MORE
Bridgewater Ray Dalio, one of the 100 wealthiest people in the world, runs the investment firm Bridgewater Associates. He feels that radical candor and transparency to their clients and investors directly links to the success of Bridgewater. Dalio applies the... READ MORE
Toyota Way Toyota built one of the most effective management processes for the 21st century in the Toyota Production System. By empowering the workforce to systematically resolve issues and make improvements they generated a cycle of continuous improvement. The model... READ MORE
Hence, Conversation Hogs Every facilitator has experienced the conversation emperor. The one individual that is first and last to speak. The participant that overtakes a meeting with their opinions. Early in my career, I experienced my first conversation hog. A... READ MORE
Learning Cells A learning cell is a Lean process that maximizes the philosophy to provide problems, not solutions. The learning cell is a workshop designed to explore problems by a diverse group of participants. Led by a facilitator, a team... READ MORE
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