LUKE WILLIAMS ON DISRUPTIVE THINKING
Luke Williams, adjunct professor at NYU Stern School of Business, recently presented his provocative thesis centered on the importance of bringing disruptive thinking to the creation of innovative business models.
His engaging multimedia preso – spanning everything from anti-violence campaigns to “The Blair Witch Project” – emphasized the need to constantly question the origin of ideas, to embrace unexpected inspiration, and to widen our mind’s eye at every opportunity.
With pointed anecdotes and good humor, Professor Williams shared several techniques he employs throughout the innovation journey – a toolbox for the construction of groundbreaking ideas. As passionate innovators, we challenged some of his assumptions and discussed some of our own tools [see: The Ten Tenets of Transformational Thinking]. We concurred, however, on his overall quest: to make the innovation process as repeatable and scalable as any other. Yes!
Opinionated compare/contrast stimulation like this has turned our conference room into cross between a Boho salon, Wm. F. Buckley’s “Firing Line” and a Marrakesh bazaar. Which is why we at Fahrenheit 212 heart our Genius Lunches so darn much!
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