Finding Courage to Do Something Great

For a little more than a year, I’ve been involved with ECHO, an organization...


Ethnography in Nonprofit Program Evaluation

Ask a nonprofit professional how her work is going, and you will likely be met...


Scaling the qual/quant divide

1) Qualitative and quantitative research and data collection are mutually...


But what if it’s not statistically significant?

I met with some company stakeholders at a client’s office the other day,...


Trust me, I’m a Thinker/Analyst

The coolest job title I’ve ever had is Thinker/Analyst. Paraphrased highlights...


The key to true business Innovation

When I tell people I’m an anthropologist, they are more likely to assume I dig...


Using Gamification to Motivate and Manage Your Intrapreneur Community

Vodafone uses innovation as a business driver. Our innovation program is largely...


Pivoting Your Way to Profitability

There are many unforeseen hazards between concept and launch. Pivoting provides...


Winning the Scale-Up Game: From Early-Stage Bets to Market Value

This news kicks off a litany of questions: The question of strategy becomes...


A Systems Approach to Creating an Innovation Funding Board

“Engineers don’t know how to size a market opportunity, that’s weird juju...