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BIG Ideas Exchange: Designing for Growth

Friday, Nov 8 2013 8:30AM to 11:00AM

David Phillips, Faster Glass Consulting
Goodmortgage.com 3325 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28217

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange

Friday, November 8, 2013

Location: Goodmortgage.com, 3325 South Tryon Street, 28217


8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am Book Discussion

Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

We have a "Double Header" for our Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange. David Phillips with Faster Glass Consulting is going to facilitate 2 books, one on Nov 8 and the other on Dec 13, that tie together. The Dec book, "Solving Problems with Design Thinking", highlights case studies from the application of the tools in the Designing for Growth book. David is an excellent facilitator too!

First Book: “Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers" by Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie

Have you ever seen a 7-year-old make paper airplanes? Then you’ve seen design thinking.

So why isn’t design thinking an established problem-solving tool in business? Because most of us receive more than a decade of formal education that focuses on a very different approach to problem-solving: prove the answer with data first, before you try it.
The analytics-first mindset works fine for process improvement, but not for innovation. Our over-reliance on analytics denies our human capacity for creativity and results in uninspiring products and services, low growth, and pessimism about the future.

Design thinking is the way out of this trap. With design thinking, you can nurture disruptive possibilities and unlock the zeal in your organization. And despite your education, we believe you can regain your natural fluency in design thinking quickly. This book will show you how.


David Phillips with Faster Glass Consulting will facilitate this engaging discussion.

During this roundtable we'll:
· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth

Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. We are currently looking to fill the 2014 calendar. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month, so pick a month that suits you for 2014. Thanks!