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Inside Xerox’s ‘Dreaming Sessions’ With Customers

Innovation Leader

Xerox felt R&D needed to be better-connected to customers. The result was the “Dreaming Session,” which brings researchers together with Xerox’s customers

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A Very Good Year for Good Men

CorporateIntel

I started writing for The Good Men Project in its second year of life, offering to share some of my thoughts on business, creative leadership, and management also published on my own blog. In its third year I joined the board of directors and became a strategic advisor to the CEO. As we embark now on its fourth year, I continue onward, helping to accelerate our growth, invigorated by what our CEO and team have accomplished in driving, “The Conversation No One Else is Having.”

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We Don’t Research. We Build.

Boxes and Arrows

The following is a composite of experiences I’ve had in the last year when talking with startups. Some dialog is paraphrased, some is verbatim, but I’ve tried to keep it as true as possible and not skew it towards anyone’s advantage or disadvantage. As professionals in the user-centered design world, we are trained and inclined to think of product design as relying on a solid knowledge, frequently tested, of our potential users, their real-life needs and habits.

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Five Reasons You Shouldn’t Launch a Startup Accelerator

Innovation Leader

Want an innovation injection? Start an accelerator. At least, that seems to be the thinking at a growing number of companies, from from Barclays to Volkswagen to Disney

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!