Latest "Invisible Solutions" Posts

People don’t want creativity. They may say they do, but there is a strong anti-creativity bias in most organizations. And unfortunately this bias happens at an subconscious level. This video shares some interesting findings from a study by Cornell University (my alma mater) – and the implications. Note that the video talks about “newness.” In […]

Just because you KNEW your industry and customers, doesn’t mean you KNOW them. Our past experiences can limit our ability to see new opportunities.  According to the World Economic Forum, complex problem-solving is the most important soft skill companies and individuals need right now. I would argue that complex problem-formulation is what is needed. The […]

Your past success can lead to future failure. If you are focused on opportunities based on your past experience, you may be solving irrelevant problems. This segment is called “Good to Gone” as we discuss some of the companies that were once the largest in their industry, but they are now gone or on life […]

Today’s videobook installment moves us down the path of reframing problems a better way. We often hear the expression, “think outside the box.” But what if the key to better innovation and problem-solving is “finding a better box?” It’s not the expansiveness of your thinking that limits your range of solutions. You are often just […]

Previously I discussed why we don’t want to ask questions that are overly abstract/broad. Today we explore why the opposite – asking questions that are too specific – can also lead to less than stellar solutions. The example in today’s video is one of my favorites: The Exxon Valdez tanker spill. For nearly 2 decades […]

Today we get into the meat of the Invisible Solutions book. Chapter 1 starts with my baggage claim story. Here it is, exactly how it appears in the book. Enjoy! P.S. If you missed the introduction, you can watch it here.  

Today I share with you the introduction to my latest book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Frame and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. But instead of sharing a boring PDF, here is the videobook version – broken into three parts. The videobook is the unabridged reading of the book with cool graphics and animations. I will be […]

In my latest book, Invisible Solutions, I share 25 lenses that can reframe and help solve nearly any difficult business problem. To demonstrate the power of the lenses, I am creating a series of videos that show how they can be used to generate creative – and sometimes previously hidden – solutions to some common […]

I am thrilled to announce that the audiobook version of Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems is now available. You can buy it on Audible, Amazon, Audiobooks.com, or any number of places around the world. Given the current situation, we are all struggling with more challenges than ever. Now is […]

I am thrilled to announce that my 6th book, Invisible Solutions, is officially available today. You can get a copy at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, IndieBound, and other retailers. And if you are outside of the US, it appears that Amazon is selling the book globally. You can also buy it at most independent bookstores. The audiobook version will […]

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