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Explore Your Challenges Before Solving Them: Using "How Might We ..." to Ask Better Questions

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.

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Intentionally General

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.

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Monday Morning Meeting #34

Let's welcome another Monday with a few interesting things we found last week just for you.

When Expertise Kills Innovation:

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.

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