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Strategic Doing Moves on to Main Street

By Ed Morrison / March 28, 2018 / Comments Off on Strategic Doing Moves on to Main Street

We are building an international network of practitioners skilled in the disciplines of agile strategy and collaborative leadership. Built on the frameworks of Strategic Doing, this network is expanding into new areas such as health care, community development, and ecosystem development for innovation and entrepreneurship. One member of this international network, Darrin Wasniewski, introduced Strategic […]

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Building an Agri-Food Ecosystem in the Netherlands: Some Framing Questions

By Ed Morrison / March 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Building an Agri-Food Ecosystem in the Netherlands: Some Framing Questions

The Purdue Agile Strategy Lab is  heading back to The Netherlands. We are working with our Dutch partner, Human Insight,  on a workshop to develop  an innovation and entrepreneurial  ecosystem in agribusiness and food in The Netherlands. We are working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the food accelerator, FoodStars, to […]

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Teaching Collaboration in Middle School with a Game

By Ed Morrison / March 22, 2018 / Comments Off on Teaching Collaboration in Middle School with a Game

In a few weeks, we will be beta testing an exciting new version of Strategic Doing: The Game. It is designed in partnership with young adult novelist Noah Knox Marshall. Ubuntu will teach middle-school students the deep skills of collaboration in the context of STEM.You can learn more about the adventures of Dax Zander from his […]

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Register for Our Annual Strategic Doing Conference

By Liz Nilsen / March 21, 2018 / Comments Off on Register for Our Annual Strategic Doing Conference

Join with other Strategic Doing practitioners from around the world at our third edition of this gathering. We’ll be hosted again this year by the University of North Alabama – who roll out the red carpet for attendees, showcasing both the area’s historic roots and the vibrant innovation ecosystem emerging from the Shoals area. The […]

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Strategic Diversity: What It Means and Why You Should Care

By Liz Nilsen / March 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Strategic Diversity: What It Means and Why You Should Care

The Purdue Agile Strategy Lab has rolled out a new tool: Strategic Diversity. Strategic Diversity builds on the idea of the S-Curve. As we talk about in our workshops, an S-Curve is a useful model for thinking about change. One example we frequently use is “your grandparents’ economy” (eg, the heydey of heavy industry) vs. […]

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Strategic Doing and I-Corps at New Mexico State

By Ed Morrison / March 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Strategic Doing and I-Corps at New Mexico State

Arrowhead Center—the economic development and technology commercialization arm of New Mexico State University—has implemented Strategic Doing to support its I-Corps teams. From New Mexico State, Lauren Goldstein will be making a presentation on their progress at the Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Based on her experience with the NMSU I-Corps site, Lauren […]

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Training at the University of Oregon

By Ed Morrison / March 18, 2018 / Comments Off on Training at the University of Oregon

Over the past three years, the Lab has been building a partnership with the University of Oregon to become a affiliate in the Strategic Doing university network.  Earlier this month, Liz Nilsen of the Lab traveled to Eugene to assist Bob Parker of OU’s Community Service Center in conducting a 2.5 day training in Strategic Doing.  […]

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Strategic Doing: The Book

By Ed Morrison / March 16, 2018 / Comments Off on Strategic Doing: The Book

Strategic Doing, the book is coming along. A group writing project with five authors, the book project introduces the 10 skills of complex collaboration. The working title: “Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership.” Any kind of ready project is a challenge of maintaining discipline. When the writing project involves a group of authors, the challenge […]

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Strategic Doing in Corinth, MS

By Ed Morrison / March 10, 2018 / Comments Off on Strategic Doing in Corinth, MS

We scale our impact in agile strategy and Strategic Doing through a network of university partners. Here’s an example. Earlier this week, Doug Barrett of the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development at the University of North Alabama partnered with Joe Fratesi and Jeremy Murdoch of the Stennis Institute at Mississippi State University. This team […]

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Flint Continues to Innovate: Hugs for Unity

By Ed Morrison / February 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Flint Continues to Innovate: Hugs for Unity

For over five years, neighborhood leaders in Flint, Michigan have been developing new approaches to rebuilding their communities using Strategic Doing. Below, you can see a video we completed several years ago with the Flint core team. The Flint team continues to expand their networks and model new approaches to rebuilding disinvested communities. To capture […]

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