Tag Archives: seattle

Maddie and a vision of Grace Hopper (Series I)

hwms.coverart Visions don’t always work as we like. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the largest regular tech conference for Women in the World. Our 8-year-old entrepreneur has visions of attending and showing Screen Shot 2016-10-17 at 11.46.23 AMher new startup to a receptive world. We also discuss the challenges of building a good vision, one that guides your organization and actually makes sense. [16415]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

The Vision Thing (Series I)

hwms.coverart Maddie.  Maddie the 8 year old entrepreneur from the Lillian Moller Gilbreth School for Disruptive Innovation.  Once she gets involved, our path is set.  So we continue to move towards the land of audio drama What is Vision? Business or Organizational Vision? Is just a fantasy? or a vague idea based on unproven technology? It is actually a very specific and useful concept, if you understand it. A clear vision can help you plan for the future, manage what you are doing, and assess your project. However, before you can do any of those things, you need to understand the basic elements. To our 8-year old entrepreneur, vision is a computer controlled still cutter, but she is still learning her way. [16410]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Learning from Seattle Series I)

hwms.coverart Didactic.  That was the challenge with the early series.  We felt that we needed to teach even though the fictional characters were starting to take the lead. We move from city to city but what do we learn from our visits? This podcast looks at one corner in Seattle and asks what it teaches us about our model of innovation, a model that is based on:
  1. Vision
  2. Iteration and Refinement
  3. Socialization
  4. Small Group Decisions
The city has a few things to teach us, though perhaps not in the way that we might expect. [16407]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Moving to Seattle (Series I)

hwms.coverart We didn’t move to Seattle.  We thought it would be cute to set s series there.  Office in a houseboat.  A houseboat with a basement.  Slugs.  Techies everywhere. This fall, the podcast moves to Seattle. Such moves keep us flexible, agile, ready to face any task. Well, perhaps any task. There is this problem with slugs. However, we’re in Seattle to consider the attributes of an innovative organization. In the process, we’re looking at four attributes: Vision, Refinement, Socialization, and Decision-making. But to do that, we have to settle into our office. A local property manager is some help (though not much) and our hardworking intern puts down her box of material to deliver the lyrical speech “Rohit that Slug had a mother.” [16405]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail