Give us Your Lions!

When we are assigned fretful, career-minded people to project teams we know that...


Back to Basics: Elements in the Product Story

Many companies and people confuse what they mean when discussing Value...


Role of Corporations Today

In March, we reached the point of no return, the point where most credible...


Keurig’s Journey into Connected Appliances

A brief history: Keuring was founded in 1990 by three MIT professors who thought...


Five Keys to Successful Collaboration

“The key to successful commercialization is successful collaboration,” he...


A Systems Approach to Creating an Innovation Funding Board

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


Git-re Done! The Psychology of Project Completion

Empathy is important with all internal stakeholders. All parties need to support...


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...


Pivoting Your Way to Profitability

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


Using Gamification to Motivate and Manage Your Intrapreneur Community

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


Are you getting great brand work?

Two perspectives on brand…

The world’s most recognizable brands think about “brand” with a capital...


The key to true business Innovation

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


Everything I’ve Learned Doing Sales for a Drink Startup Company

Howdy folks. It’s me again, your friendly neighborhood guy that just wants to...


Growth Chart Illustrated

The Real Value of Strategic Consulting

Is your company or organization slowing down? When growth becomes sluggish, it...


Dos and don’ts of content marketing

Inevitably, when we discuss brand objectives and marketing tactics with our...


Trust me, I’m a Thinker/Analyst

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


Consumer Insights

Growth Insights

Understanding the wants, needs, and journeys of target customers has become a...


But what if it’s not statistically significant?

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


Leverage Your Core Strength for Sustainable Growth

Most successful new businesses begin by taking advantage of a new, untapped...


Social Media Experiment

Sadly, everyone is so prewired by their positions that it seems as if we do not...


Finding Great Interns for Your Business

Internships: a symbiotic relationship helping to launch young adults into...


I Have a Question.

As a consultant to more than 150 organizations I see things go awry when...


Purpose

Purpose drives everything—employee interactions and authority, competitive...


Scaling the qual/quant divide

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


Ethnography in Nonprofit Program Evaluation

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


Finding Courage to Do Something Great

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


Healthy Dose of Amnesia

As you start a strategic process or an innovation discipline, bring in those who...


Practicing Innovation: An Inside Job

Innovators need to be driven by purpose, spend some quiet time deeply thinking...


Innovation in K-12 Education

You can see the rise of whiteboards and bean bags instead of desks, maker...


Why do so many digital transformations fail?

Digital transformations are actually transformations of mindset, business model,...


Three Phases of Embedding Innovation

Many expensive and time-consuming efforts to build innovation capability and...


Conscious Innovation

This human-centered approach to commerce and its empowering dynamism in both the...


Interning at an Innovation and Strategy Firm  

    Southern Growth Studio exposes its interns to every facet of what it...