Category Archive: Business Design

#75 Cross-Train Your Brain with “Superhero Schools” and New Business Design

Our old models of business are breaking down. That’s not news to most people. I’m talking capitalist and non-profit models. Just as there is value in athletic cross-training, there’s value in brain cross-training,… Continue reading

#73 February: Design, Social Media + Enterprise. In NYC, then Africa.

Life is good. And I love February. Next month I’m heading to Social Media Week in New York, NY and then jetting off to Design Indaba, a global design conference in Cape Town,… Continue reading

#72 “If You Don’t Get the Story Right, You’ll Get the Solution Wrong”

I came across this video from the Kauffman Foundation today: “the world’s largest foundation devoted to entrepreneurship.” I had to write a short post about it. The video, from the Kauffman Foundation addresses the… Continue reading

#71 Collaborative Design:: Building Stuff & Sharing Ideas with

Have you ever checked out First of all, the name is great. Second of all, it’s a great example of a collaborative business model. Social DIY. Heck yeah. A couple months ago… Continue reading

Double Rainbow at COMMON Pitch

This summer I’ve been working in Boulder, CO at the Fearless Cottage with Alex Bogusky, Rob Schuham, Carmel Hagen, Jeff Oeth and other awesome people on COMMON, a start up designing a new brand of… Continue reading

#66 COMMON – The New Industrialists (E.G. B2C and B2C2B)

[Note: I wrote this post for the Oregon MBA Career Center.] Over spring break 2011 I went wild–to visit with some great companies in Boulder, Colorado. I’m an MBA (it’s official in about… Continue reading

#64 Designer Jeff Oeth of Fearless Cottage/COMMON on Creatives as Entreprenuers

I recently visited one of my brothers over spring break. He works and lives in Boulder, Colorado, which is lucky for me because I took the opportunity to visit with the good folks… Continue reading

#63 Edward Boches on Three Boxes of Innovation

Edward Boches, Chief Innovation Officer at Mullen Boston, visited the University of Oregon in February. Here he speaks about the concept of using three “boxes” for business innovation. This video was recorded on… Continue reading

#61 Peter Lawrence on the Future of Corporate Design

Peter Lawrence of the Corporate Design Foundation ( speaks about the Future of Corporate Design. He was visiting as a guest speaker in Professor Deb Morrison’s class at the University of Oregon in… Continue reading

#59 What Do You Know About Mr. W?

In the last week in my MBA program, several friends and I have had long discussions about creativity and innovation. During these discussions, I have been witnessing the tide turning toward an appreciation… Continue reading