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Why I Love Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. Hands down, it is my favorite holiday of the year. But when I think of Thanksgiving and its many stereotypes, my mind conjures up images of long lines of traffic, some awkward family conversations, and hours preparing a meal that people race through...

Comparing Lean Startup and Design Thinking

Ever since attending an event last week, during which the new book The Startup Way was discussed, I have been ruminating over the many management models and methodologies around innovation and business growth. From Blue Ocean Strategy and Disruptive Innovation to the Lean Startup and Design...

Design Thinking Progress or Perfection
Surprise! Your Users Don’t Care About Perfection.

Let’s start with a scenario that you’re probably already familiar with: Your team is tasked with coming up with the “next big thing” – a gamechanger. You’re huddled around a whiteboard, waiting for inspiration to hit. The hours tick by. The days tick by. You’re...

Design Thinking Navigate Untie a Knot
A Proven Way to Tackle Any Problem

Have you ever been faced with a problem that you know is a priority, but you don’t even know where to begin to tackle it? Think of it this way: Your problem is a terrible knot. It’s seemingly impossible to determine the best approach to...

Design Thinking Approach
A Design Thinking Approach to Writing a More Engaging Blog Post

Design Thinking is one of our favorite ways to approach problem solving at Navigate, so I wanted to write a blog post to share more about the framework with our readers. After wrapping up my first month on a new project focused on improving a...

Design Thinking
Don’t Be Blinded by the Groceries

There has been a lot of speculation as to the strategy behind Amazon’s bid to buy Whole Foods. Some of the reasons for the potential acquisition are seemingly obvious, from the expansion of Amazon’s existing grocery delivery business to the immediate acquisition of a captive...

Design Thinking and Risk
Design Thinking: A Tool to Stay Ahead of Risk

Last year I wrote about the importance of getting ahead of the next emerging risk. As I said then (and it’s worth repeating now), the ability to detect risks as early as possible, measure their potential impact, evaluate options, agree on a course of action,...

Design Thinking
Design Thinking: Deliver Meaningful Customer Experiences

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce offers a really great event on the fourth Monday of every month, “Network at Noon.” It’s a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where you get to meet and catch up with other professionals from the area. Each event also has an...

Change Management Done Right
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