Diversity

color

Norman Crowe and Paul Laseau’s Visual Notes is a classic text on the art of recording one’s ideas and observations in the form of pictures. Drawing and sketching is a very effective method of capturing and then communicating the essence of a person, place, or thing. It is also a key analytic tool for designers as they seek to deconstruct and make … Read More

Relationships

agriculture

This is a quote by Phillip Evans on p. 294 of Walter Kiechel’s The Lords of Strategy that I come back to on occasion. “In this emerging world,” according to Evans, “the key way to think about competitive advantage is to think about how to design an ecology in such a way to achieve goals you’re trying to pursue. To say that … Read More

Choices

doors

Understanding what you do, and then what you choose not to do is a critical step in developing a higher level of awareness of your organization. It will help leaders better understand how to adapt, how to develop opportunities, and comprehend the impact that they make as a result of their decisions or actions. At this level, it’s less about competition and … Read More