Author Archives: Braden Kelley

Building Firm Value with Thought Leadership

While most consulting firms spring to life and find early success because of the strength of their thought leadership, in general, over time most consulting firms tend to under-invest in thought leadership and as a consequence they find themselves vulnerable to new entrants nibbling around the edges of their core business and see their growth slow and eventually turn negative.

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Peeking Behind the Veil of Design

A company in Dubai is asking me to teach a design thinking and innovation course in May of next year, and this was good synchronicity because I came across the video below recently. The design process is often very mysterious to people, and the way that designers pursue the design of a new object is often hard for people to grasp. But the design thinking methodology...

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Do You Agree or Disagree with Samsung's Vision of the Future?

Samsung recently posted a video highlighting their vision of the future and the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). Samsung recently posted a video highlighting their vision of the future and the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). While certain of the benefits highlighted in Samsung's IOT video might be interesting, I found myself left with more questions than answers, including:

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Flaws in the Crawl Walk Run Methodology

Many of you may have heard of the Crawl Walk Run project methodology. For those of you that haven't the idea is that if a project team is trying to achieve something big, that sometimes you have to evolve your approach in stages rather than trying to make all the changes all at once. Many people are quite fond of this approach and can be heard repeating the mantra...

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