Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Innovation doesn’t begin with finding better answers, it begins with building better questions. This exercise is where we sharpen the axe, by helping teams come up with a great “How Might We …” question before they begin to develop experiments to solve it.Read More
If I can draw the format of 75% or more of your event in just three rectangles and four circles, you might want to shake things up a bit!Read More
Every week, we work on something that (we hope) will help us improve the way our customers experience Filament. This week, we started with a quick “Sketch Session” to illustrate our customer’s journey.Read More
When is the last time you asked a total stranger, business colleague, or casual acquaintance for a life-changing favor? For most of us, the answer is “never.” But why?Read More
We brag about our meeting methodology being “content agnostic” because we believe it is more important to have someone running your meeting who knows how to get the most out of the smart people in the room vs. being smart about the same things they are.Read More
Here's an "alternative" keynote format we've used at Filament that combines the best of TED Talks, conversational engagement, room for introverts and extroverts to think and process alike, and speaker-audience connection.Read More
Let's welcome another Monday with a few interesting things we found last week just for you.
Experts only know the way that got them there. They want to give answers, but innovation requires new questions. These new questions can only be asked by shifting ones perspective, a job outsiders are perfectly positioned for. Outsiders are the ones who change the game because they’re not blinded by expertise; they approach the situation.Read More