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Iskander unfairly trashes ‘designerly ways of knowing’ in HBR

Howard Frederick writes:  The  linked article by Natasha Iskander in Harvard Business Review is an example of ‘Design Thinking Irredentism’.  Irredentism is a movement that seeks to claim/reclaim and occupy lost territory. Iskander seeks to foment the discontent of managers against ‘outsiders’, that new corps of designers that is revolutionizing Continue Reading

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How to promote the enterprising mind-set amongst students

Howard Frederick writes:  In my teaching I have always sought ways to make my students more ‘enterprising’, in the personality mind-set sense.  This means from Art to Zoology, every student can create an (ad)venture, be it social, environmental, business, or whatever. They move from engaged to empowered. They become problem-solvers. Continue Reading

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How to spot lucrative global opportunities

In many countries, it is nearly impossible to get the latest products introduced in the US market until they ‘diffuse’ down.  One Australian couple spotted lucrative global opportunities delivering US-introduced (but not yet internationally introduced) products to customers wanting it all now.  Melbourne’s Phillis Chan and Ben Chaung picked up Continue Reading

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Top ways to become born-global entrepreneurs

Recent research has shown changed attitudes towards this process. Today the focus is on small firms that begin exporting right from start-up. These are called ‘born global entrepreneurs’ and born again social entrepreneurs, who are exporters from the get-go.[1] Without the advent of global communications and transportation, they simply would not exist. Continue Reading

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