Applying a Platform Design Toolkit with Simone Cicero

Applying a Platform Design Toolkit with Simone Cicero

The Insight to Action podcast’s latest episode is with innovator Simone Cicero who has created a platform design toolkit that supports business design. Platform design thinking enables ecosystem thinking and offers a holistic frame to scale faster and cheaper. Key point on the conversation follow: Simone Cicero explains how platform design thinking enables self-organization giving […]

Using a Credo: A Guide to a More Peaceful World

Using a Credo: A Guide to a More Peaceful World

Contributing toward a more peaceful world is not the first thing I would have thought of doing when I look back over the years. Ervin Laszlo brought it to my attention when he shared his personal credo. It made me think. Could a credo serve as a guide to a seemingly chaotic world? Could it […]

How Hard is it to Transform Organizations to Meet the Digital Age?

How Hard is it to Transform Organizations to Meet the Digital Age?

Once upon a time when companies had a problem they imported consultants to solve it. Or they outsourced the problem. Now, the problems and solutions posed by the digital age are so complex it takes a team of insiders and outsiders to find the way. Transforming organizations demands increased responsible leadership from everyone in the […]

Do Companies That Mimic Life’s Principles Flourish Financially?

Do Companies That Mimic Life’s Principles Flourish Financially?

Back in the early 1990’s investment advisor Joseph (Jay) Bragdon noticed the emergence of a new genre of company that was more adept at learning and more profitable than the corporate mainstream. Rather than following the corporate norm of prioritizing the growth of capital assets, the new model placed a higher value on living assets […]

What if executives replaced fear with possibility thinking?

What if executives replaced fear with possibility thinking?

What would you do if you were not afraid? The Power Question posed by WorldBlu CEO Traci Fenton is simple: What would you do if you were not afraid? opens the door to possibility thinking – the foundation for growth. On a podcast, we were talking about transforming from fear-based to possibility focus to unlock […]

Removing Stigma: Better Responses to Depression in Workplaces

Removing Stigma: Better Responses to Depression in Workplaces

  Depression and anxiety is on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list as the leading cause of disability globally. Workplace depression costs the US economy $1 trillion dollars each year. Behind that number there are human stories of careers destroyed and family life reduced to barely functional. The WHO counts an estimated 300 million human […]