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IDEO’s Sandy Speicher on Design Thinking in Schools

EdSurge sits down with Sandy Speicher, executive director of IDEO's education practice, to discuss the role of design thinking in improving K-12 education. 

Read the article here, or listen to the interview on Edsurge's On Air podcast here.

ArticlesHarvard Business Review

Leaders Can Turn Creativity into a Competitive Advantage

In an era driven by innovation and entrepreneurship, we've yet to achieve truly entrepreneurial society due to a more competitive business environment as well as outdated management practices. What we need, argues Tim Brown in this HBR piece, is a shift in emphasis from operational competitiveness toward creative competitiveness — the capacity of organizations and society to create, embrace, and successfully execute on new ideas.

Tim outlines three roles leaders of creatively competitive organizations take on at different moments in the continuing cycles of innovation. View the article on HBR.org here.

ArticlesHarvard Business Review

Is Design Thinking Still an Advantage?

In 2008, Tim Brown authored "Design Thinking" for Harvard Business Review, which explored how thinking like a designer can transform the way you develop products, services, processes—and even strategy.

Now that design thinking is everywhere, Tim asks "When Everyone Is Doing Design Thinking, Is It Still a Competitive Advantage?" In this HBR piece, Tim suggests that in order to create sustained competitive advantage, businesses must be not just practitioners, but aim for mastery of design thinking. View the article on HBR.org here.

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