Experiences V Outcomes

Crane and toothpicks...maybe not the fastest way to fill a jar...Ok, so this may not be the fastest way to fill a jar with toothpicks…nor is it the most efficient…but it”s so much fun!

Life is kind of like that too.

Of course there are times when doing things quickly and efficiently count. But for lots of the stuff we do on an everyday basis there is also value in doing something well, play casino with care, or just in a way that makes it fun.

Do Differently, Think Differently

Contuning to view the things we do on a day to day basis through the eyes of a child, playing with them, enjoying them, and imagining new ways of doing them can be both enjoyable and rewarding.

Sometimes the best ideas come out of thinking differently about how we do seemingly ordinary things and by doing so we can learn to live more in the present than in the world where deadlines and delivery drag us down.

So, our challenge to you today is to work out a way to do a simple task in a different, creative way.

Send us your pics, tell us your stories, but mostly, just have fun with it.

We did…and our jar filled up in the end.

Starting Something…

Yay!  That you’re reading this means you’re interested in what we’re doing which is amazing.

The fact is, we’re just getting started on what we hope is going to be a fantastic journey which will help both us and those around us in ways we don’t yet even know.

It’s a magical mystery tour born out of a desire to help ourselves and others change our lives for the better…

We want to show what it’s like to try to start an organisation with positive values and we’d love it if you joined us on this journey.

We know it’s going to be tough at times, but that’s why we want to share the good bits, the bad bits, and everything in between, because if we can have a go, then maybe one day, so will you….

Want to know more about what we mean and how we think it might work?  Start here…


5 Amazing Books on the Future of Design

Design thinking is transforming our world.  Taking a problem-based view of business, learning, creativity, philosophy and the science – using the tools and techniques of design – can bring about amazing new solutions to the challenges we face in our hyper-speed societies.

Check out these 5 transformational books that are helping people make the shift to design-thinking…

1. Design-thinking Made Visual – GK VanPatter and Elizabeth Pastor

2. This Is Service Design – Martin Stickdorn and Jakob Schneider

What makes the difference to how customers or clients feel about an organisation or product when the tangible elements of are the same? Service design…

This book shows how organisations can use design thinking  to transform their service design and delivery.

3. Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers – Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie

How can businesses harness design thinking to help them grow?  Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie’s ‘toolkit’ for managers, uses design-thinking principles to create a method for designing business models to take businesses through the growth barrier.

4.  Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder amd Yves Pigneur

The international bestseller and classic text on using design-thinking techniques to create a simple, one-page business model that is flexible, adaptable and easy to articulate.  We can’t recommend this highly enough if you’re struggling with writing a ‘formal’ business plan.

5. GK VanPatter on Design Futures


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