Design thinking: The rumors of its death are greatly exaggerated

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Recently, Bruce Nussbaum declared “design thinking is dead.” As the author of a brand-new book on design thinking, one might reasonably expect me to disagree.

So, is design thinking dead? Yes, it’s dead EASY. And yes, it will be dead soon if it doesn’t lead to design doing.

I know design thinking is dead easy because I have personally seen so many non-design-trained professionals employ the methods successfully on the first try. Dave Jarrett, a CPA and partner at Crowe Horwath, says: “When you think of design, your mind immediately goes to fashion, and I can’t even pick out two things that should be worn at the same time. But what we’re really trying to do her is make sure we’re building something the way a buyer would like to have it.”

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DRUCKER ON THE DIAL: Design Thinking, Collective Action and Peter Drucker


“Drucker on the Dial” host Phalana Tiller interviews authors Roger Martin and James Quigley. And Bloomberg Businessweek online columnist Rick Wartzman delivers a piece on Cisco and “smart growt

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Design Thinking Is A Failed Experiment. So What’s Next? | Co.Design

Found at Design Thinking Is A Failed Experiment. So What’s Next? | Co.Design.

The decade of Design Thinking is ending and I, for one, am moving on to another conceptual framework: Creative Intelligence, or CQ. I am writing a book about Creative Intelligence, due out from HarperCollins in fall 2012, and I hope to have a conversation with the Fast Company audience on this blog about how we should teach, measure, and use CQ.

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Collaborative Consumption: Drivers, Systems, Implications – Improvisations – MIT Sloan Management Review

Found at Collaborative Consumption: Drivers, Systems, Implications – Improvisations – MIT Sloan Management Review.


Are you familiar yet with Rachel Botsman and her book What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption (HarperBusiness, September 2010)?

Her talk at TEDxSydney last May is featured at the TED website on thesubpage about “The Rise of Collaboration” (the 15-minute presentation and a transcript are both online here). Time magazine in the Dec 9 issue named her ideas about collaborative consumption and technology-enabled sharing of goods and services one of the top trends of 2010

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Must read: Thoughts on the Emerging Collaboration Economy


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The Emerging Collaboration Economy

Hub Culture founder Stan Stalnaker shares his thoughts in a Q&A with Rachel Botsman on sharing, the power of the commons, and peer-to-peer transaction.

Rachel Botsman is co-authoring a book with Roo Rogers entitled What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption (being published by Harper Collins in 2010).

The book is about how people are collaborating together through organized sharing, bartering, trading, renting, swapping and collectives to get the same pleasures of ownership with reduced personal cost and burden — and lower environmental impact.

RB: We look at how look how social networks and web technologies are giving new relevance to pre-industrial behaviors such as bartering, swapping, trading, social lending etc. that require marketplace structures. Essentially how we are going back to ‘human to human transactions’ between producer and consumer, seller and buyer, borrower and lender, neighbor to neighbor etc.  What are your thoughts on this? What are your favorite examples of this in action?

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