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Strategic Communication: How to Develop Strategic Messaging and Positioning. Use this exercise to solve any Product Design Challenge. The Exercise: Lightning Decision Jam (LDJ) I know, LDJ sounds weirdly sexual.

Use this exercise to solve any Product Design Challenge

Come up with a better name, i’ll use it ;) Supplies you’ll need (linked):- Rectangular post-its, I like yellow- Square post-its (2 different colours, I like Pink and Blue)- Voting dots, 2 different colours- Sharpies or something similar- Time Timer or any timer that Clearly shows remaining time- A nice playlist of focus music, this is one I created, feel free use it! Total time needed:The times i’ve suggested in the exercise are more of a guideline and may only be relevant to the first time you run through it. The exercise itself usually takes between 25–40 mins. Choose a moderatorYou absolutely need to select someone on the team to take the role of the moderator. What to use this exercise forAnything which requires a group of people to make decisions, solve problems or discuss challenges.

Okay, let’s go!!!!!!!!!!! 1. 2. 3. 4. A.k.a reformat problems to standardised How Might We’s 5. 6. Remember this? 7. Deja vu! Content Marketing: How to Reach an Overwhelmed Audience. A 3x3x3 Perspective for getting your Vision, Strategy, and Product aligned. I’m sure you’ve run into Simon Sinek’s TED talk on the Golden Circle where he made the case for how great leaders communicate differently — leading first with their why (or purpose), then describing their how (or unique value proposition), and finally describing what they do.

A 3x3x3 Perspective for getting your Vision, Strategy, and Product aligned

I find the Golden Circle is just as applicable when deconstructing or charting a new idea or venture — mapping quite nicely to the vision, strategy, and product pyramid that you’ve probably also run into. The mistake too many entrepreneurs make is rushing up this pyramid and prematurely falling in love with their product. This is the classic build-first or solution-first approach where the tendency is to lead with what you are building (product) instead of taking the requisite time needed to first get your vision (why) and strategy (how) in order. Vision and strategy are foundational pieces without which even a good product cannot withstand the weight of its market. First, get your why in order Why 3 weeks? 9 Simple Ways to Dramatically Boost Your Creativity – Marketing and Entrepreneurship – Medium. Ideas — RezoNation. Creative Thinking Skills - 22 Links for Busting Creativity Barriers. The Brainzooming Group Strategy Consulting and Strategic Planning Subscribe to our RSS feed Creative Thinking Skills – 22 Links for Busting Creativity Barriers Published on April 17, 2015 by Mike Brown in Brainzooming - All Posts, Collaboration, Compilations, Creativity, Innovation, Strategic Thinking, Tools I’m presenting an updated version of our “Busting Creativity Barriers – An Inspiring Dose of Brainzooming” today, right in the heart of World Creativity and Innovation Week.

Creative Thinking Skills - 22 Links for Busting Creativity Barriers

If you’d like to bust your creative thinking barriers, here are twenty-two source links for the three major creative thinking skills themes in the presentation. Creativity Thinking Skills for You and Your Team Creative Structures and Creative Thinking Questions Busting Creativity Barriers If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the free Brainzooming blog email updates. Looking for Ways to Develop a Successful Innovation Strategy to Grow Your Business? Download this free, concise ebook to: Related posts Mike Brown. 7 Ways to Destroy Your Creativity — Personal Growth. Have you met someone who says “I have passion for ______”?

7 Ways to Destroy Your Creativity — Personal Growth

Yet, when they get the chance to do _____, they can’t keep it up for more than a few minutes. That’s because they don’t actually have a passion for _____. I hate plenty of Internet trends, but one I’ve really been irritated with lately is the assumption passion is easily accessible. What your friend has, as it turns out, is an interest in _____. The hierarchy goes like this: Interest > Activity > Passion. Passion is found through repetitive bouts of sustained activity.

The Muse, a jealous creature, works the same way. Even Ansel Adams Had a Blind Spot – Stories I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You – Medium. We all have a blind spot, both literally and metaphorically.

Even Ansel Adams Had a Blind Spot – Stories I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You – Medium

Ansel Adams had one so big and powerful that he, Beaumont Newhall and a few others “disappeared” some very important and wonderful photographers from the history of photography. And in doing so they also helped “disappear” an important movement in photography, one called Pictorialism. Pictorialists were concerned with making images about feelings and they used every kind of technique they could imagine to get the job done. Soft focus, multiple images layered on top of one another, texture screens, painting on negatives and prints — any and all of these could be used to modify the straight negative the camera produced. Pictorialism flourished as a photographic style from 1885 to somewhere in the 1920s. The F64 crowd believed that only a “Straight” image was photographically pure, once you modified what the camera had seen you had wandered from the path.