Tool: Six Thinking Hats (ideation and feedback)

Six Thinking Hats method was given to us by the (as I call him, at least) father of lateral/creative thinking, a Maltese physician, psychologist, philosopher, inventor, and consultant Edward de Bono. If you read my blog or follow my love for design thinking, you would...

A Tale of the Two Mindsets

“Ugh, another buzzword!” you might be thinking. Well, not quite (also, read here why I don’t believe in buzzwords). A way of life, more like it! Let’s quickly establish what growth mindset is, what it isn’t, and how can it help you become...

Tool: Eisenhower Matrix (prioritization)

President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a General in the US Army, then Allied Forces Supreme Commander during World War II, and later the 34th President of the United States (1953–61, serving two consecutive terms), is the namesake of the priority matrix that can help you...

The power of design thinking, part 3 of 3: Proven cases and more!

I’ve written a few words about why I think design thinking is different, untrivial, and interesting, just click here! If my word is not yet authoritative for you, despite my long-winded expertise, maybe the podcast below, from world-renown experts with McKinsey...

The power of design thinking, part 2 of 3: Critical claims rebuffed!

I’ve presented to you before the critical view of design thinking, a few articles and videos that generally say it’s trash. The time has come to address some of the accusations and misconceptions that float out there in the sea of the world wide web…...

The power of design thinking, part 1 of 3: What do critics say?

Like with literally everything else, design thinking has supporters as well as adversaries. It’s easy with supporters – the logical ones see the benefits but try to tackle all the hurdlings as well. And I strongly believe that those who oppose have their...