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Watch “How to Get Started with Assumptions Mapping” with David Bland

David Bland shows how to use Assumptions Mapping to help teams refocus their experimentation efforts on what matters, instead of being distracted by what’s easy.

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Watch “What is a Strategy?” talk with Felix Oberholzer-Gee 

In this short video, professor Oberholzer-Gee explains “What is a Strategy?” by arguing that it aligns strategic initiatives on customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction, helping leaders make their workers’ jobs less complicated and improve customer experiences.

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Watch John Cutler’s “We all agreed to this! Why didn’t it happen?” talk

John Cutler takes a deep dive into the dynamics of an all-too-familiar situation…. decision drift!

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Watch “A Plan is Not a Strategy” talk with Roger Martin

Roger Martin explains why “A Plan is Not a Strategy” because plans typically aren’t explicit about what the organization chooses not to do and why.

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Listen to Josh Seiden’s “Outcomes Over Outputs” talk

Joshua Seiden recently talked on the Product Experience Podcast, where we find out how to simplify the development process by focusing on getting the outcomes we want.

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What the creative collaboration on the music of Cowboy Bebop can teach us about Agile Practices

In this post I talk about what the collaboration between the producers of Cowboy Bebop and Japanese composer Yoko Kanno for creating the music of show can teach us about Agile Practices.

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Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi dies at 87

Hungarian-American psychologist Mihály Csikszentmihályi has died, aged 87. Known for his work in the study of happiness and creativity, Csíkszentmihályi introduced flow theory in the 1970s, defining flow as a state of mind attained when one becomes fully immersed in an activity.

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Edward de Bono died on June 9th, 2021

Edward de Bono, the academic and doctor who developed global fame for his thinking methods, died on Wednesday. He was 88. Born in 1933 and educated at St Edward’s College, de Bono graduated as a doctor from the University of Malta before studying physiology and psychology at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and a Phd […]

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Watch “The Rise of Experience Design” with Scott Belsky

In his “Rise of Experience Design” talk, Scott Belsky talks about how designers can cope with content velocity, new mediums and artificial intelligence.

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Watch “The Role of Metrics in a UX Strategy” with Bill Albert

Bill Albert explains how critical is the role of metrics to any UX strategy, and how to leverage data to design experiences and drive product innovation.