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We continue with the “Shift” part of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test). In the last few videos I shared why expertise is the enemy of innovation. Today I provide a powerful examples of innovation in action, along with a useful concept for driving breakthrough thinking. Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: In the […]

We continue with the “Shift” part of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test). In the last video I shared why expertise is the enemy of innovation. Today I provide two scientific studies that prove this to be true. Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: In the last video, I talked about expertise being the enemy of […]

We continue with the “Shift” part of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test). In today’s video I share why expertise is the enemy of innovation. Yes, it really is! Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: In the last video, I talked about toothpaste solution coming from a laundry detergent solution. We talked about, how do […]

Today is the first video in the “Shift” part of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test). In this video I share a fun example that provides a different approach to finding breakthroughs. Hint: your years of expertise may not be helping! Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: Today, we move to the […]

Today is the final video in the “Ask” part of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test). With this, we sum up with WHY asking questions is so important. We discuss why you should not “think outside the box.” And we talk about the upsides of challenge-centered innovation over idea-driven innovation. The next installment will […]

Today we explore a page from Einstein and his perspectives on asking questions. The key is to avoid focusing on solutions and instead focus on the problem. We are in the “Ask” portion of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test) Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: At this point in the […]

When you ask different questions, you always get different solutions. Here’s a fun story about an airport that had people complaining about baggage claim wait times. Their solutions on the surface seemed good. But it never really solved the problem in the eyes of the customer. But when they asked a different question, they solved […]

NASA has done some amazing innovations over the years. But when they tried to create a washing machine in space, it didn’t go too well. But changing the question led to different results. We are in the “Ask” portion of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test) Be sure to watch the previous videos! […]

Today we use solving the “education system” problem as an example of how changing the question can lead to different solutions. When questions are too abstract, we get very low quality solutions. We are in the “Ask” portion of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test) Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: […]

Today we discuss The Goldilocks Principle. This is a method for asking better questions by avoiding ones that are too “hard” or too “soft” and looking for those that are “just right.” We are in the “Ask” portion of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test) Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: […]

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