Category Archives: Transformation

Platform Design Canvas - Platform Design Toolkit - Areas

The Platform Design Toolkit is in the Making

My interest towards Platform Design is growing and I’m working to build an entire toolkit for Platform designers that is inspired by the principles of Design Thinking. In this post I release an updated Platform Design Canvas, building on community feedbacks, as well as a new tool: the Platform Motivations Matrix, a companion tool that, with the Canvas, it’s now the foundation of an upcoming Platform Design Toolkit.

Platform Design Canvas - Platform Design Toolkit - Areas

The Platform Design Toolkit is in the Making

My interest towards Platform Design is growing and I’m working to build an entire toolkit for Platform designers that is inspired by the principles of Design Thinking. In this post I release an updated Platform Design Canvas, building on community feedbacks, as well as a new tool: the Platform Motivations Matrix, a companion tool that, with the Canvas, it’s now the foundation of an upcoming Platform Design Toolkit.

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Digital Evolutions: Startups, Platforms and Ecosystems

In search for new ideas to frame Platform Design as a discipline in a more global discourse regarding the digital market, I went in search of complementary theories: most of this research have been consolidated in a Lecture that I gave at two Startup Accelerators lately. In parallel, the Platform Design canvas is transforming into a more comprehensive Toolkit.

Platform Dynamics - Platform Design (1)

Digital Evolutions: Startups, Platforms and Ecosystems

In search for new ideas to frame Platform Design as a discipline in a more global discourse regarding the digital market, I went in search of complementary theories: most of this research have been consolidated in a Lecture that I gave at two Startup Accelerators lately. In parallel, the Platform Design canvas is transforming into a more comprehensive Toolkit.

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A Systematization of Methodologies in Startup Thinking

While coaching or advising companies creating products and services or facing innovation challenges, I’ve been dealing with several methodologies, which have shown useful or even crucial at different stages and for different purposes.

Dozens of approaches, disciplines and methodologies exist and, while is not the objective of the post to push for one or another, here you will find a recap of several of them in a systematization in a credible body of knowledge.

Startups

A Systematization of Methodologies in Startup Thinking

While coaching or advising companies creating products and services or facing innovation challenges, I’ve been dealing with several methodologies, which have shown useful or even crucial at different stages and for different purposes.

Dozens of approaches, disciplines and methodologies exist and, while is not the objective of the post to push for one or another, here you will find a recap of several of them in a systematization in a credible body of knowledge.

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Policies for Shared Innovation and Local Development

For some time now I’ve been making assumptions about what policies and changes the public administration should adopt in order to promote local development and long-term innovation. Despite these reflections are inevitably linked to the Italian scene, I think they might be generally helpful. These practices are also already being tested in some contexts (both nationally and internationally wide) with relevant results.

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Policies for Shared Innovation and Local Development

For some time now I’ve been making assumptions about what policies and changes the public administration should adopt in order to promote local development and long-term innovation. Despite these reflections are inevitably linked to the Italian scene, I think they might be generally helpful. These practices are also already being tested in some contexts (both nationally and internationally wide) with relevant results.

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Mastering Collaborative Innovation through Events

Short time, well facilitated, cooperation efforts, often linked to specific live events (during which a community gathers around one ore more challenges, or a topics) can be an extraordinary experience and deliver outstanding results.

The adoption of well-tested methodologies summed up with a natural inclination of people to meet and share plus the huge amount of learning that this kind of events can trigger make so made contexts the ideal tool to generate multiplier effects and produce much more value than the necessary investments would recall.

That’s why in many contexts, ranging from social to corporate innovation, from product design to business modelling short-term cooperative events are gaining an important role.

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Mastering Collaborative Innovation through Events

Short time, well facilitated, cooperation efforts, often linked to specific live events (during which a community gathers around one ore more challenges, or a topics) can be an extraordinary experience and deliver outstanding results.

The adoption of well-tested methodologies summed up with a natural inclination of people to meet and share plus the huge amount of learning that this kind of events can trigger make so made contexts the ideal tool to generate multiplier effects and produce much more value than the necessary investments would recall.

That’s why in many contexts, ranging from social to corporate innovation, from product design to business modelling short-term cooperative events are gaining an important role.

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The Dharma, the Interconnected Mind and the Future of the Enterprise

Corporations can no longer hold back. Can not help but speak the same language of the people, get to the same questions and face the same thorny issue: fix the economy through a new relationship with resources and consumption. The price of not doing so? The forced end of the market and human development as we knew it.

Today I am optimistic in thinking that, in the end, our interconnected mind will pull out the problems we have to solve as a society. We may not to lose the Dharma at the end of the day and understand that giving up the change is, quite simply, a non-option.

Buddha

The Dharma, the Interconnected Mind and the Future of the Enterprise

Corporations can no longer hold back. Can not help but speak the same language of the people, get to the same questions and face the same thorny issue: fix the economy through a new relationship with resources and consumption. The price of not doing so? The forced end of the market and human development as we knew it.

Today I am optimistic in thinking that, in the end, our interconnected mind will pull out the problems we have to solve as a society. We may not to lose the Dharma at the end of the day and understand that giving up the change is, quite simply, a non-option.

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The Era of the Lean Corporation

A more accessible market, coupled with new reasons behind entrepreneurship and a new Hacker ethics in management could seriously succeed in transforming the corporate.

Only a company that embraces the waste not, and kai-zen (change for the better) and knows how to develop shared innovation contexts and participatory processes – rather than being monolithic – could assume a changemaking role.

The fourth era of innovation (or fifth perhaps), will be a matter of methods and contexts, efficiency and cooperation.

The corporate that will be thriving in this era will be different in shape and strategy, from the one of today which is too busy designing new complexities to start thinking about the future.

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The Era of the Lean Corporation

A more accessible market, coupled with new reasons behind entrepreneurship and a new Hacker ethics in management could seriously succeed in transforming the corporate.

Only a company that embraces the waste not, and kai-zen (change for the better) and knows how to develop shared innovation contexts and participatory processes – rather than being monolithic – could assume a changemaking role.

The fourth era of innovation (or fifth perhaps), will be a matter of methods and contexts, efficiency and cooperation.

The corporate that will be thriving in this era will be different in shape and strategy, from the one of today which is too busy designing new complexities to start thinking about the future.

lean

Hacking Society (and Learning how to Fix it)

This post is about hacking our society for the better, it was a mixed inspirations that came from watching a recent lecture from Joe Stiglitz focusing on the shortage of long term sight in human, market driven, society and the urgency of learning.

Also, to inspire this writing, it’s been a sentiment that I feel growing more and more every day: the necessity to take a turn towards a more meaningful experience in life as a human being.

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Hacking Society (and Learning how to Fix it)

This post is about hacking our society for the better, it was a mixed inspirations that came from watching a recent lecture from Joe Stiglitz focusing on the shortage of long term sight in human, market driven, society and the urgency of learning.

Also, to inspire this writing, it’s been a sentiment that I feel growing more and more every day: the necessity to take a turn towards a more meaningful experience in life as a human being.

Commons Vs Competitive Advantage

The Future Proof Enterprise: how to create Resilient, Enduring and Meaningful Businesses

These days, we can’t pretend not to see how the mechanisms by which we produce and consume our wealth are, finally, showing some growing signs of change.
Society is starting to look for new ways to produce and exchange value, ways that are more open, efficient, less competitive, and inevitably based more on common visions and shared paradigms. This post looks into the risks of trusting competitive advantages in an age of change.

Commons Vs Competitive Advantage

The Future Proof Enterprise: how to create Resilient, Enduring and Meaningful Businesses

These days, we can’t pretend not to see how the mechanisms by which we produce and consume our wealth are, finally, showing some growing signs of change.
Society is starting to look for new ways to produce and exchange value, ways that are more open, efficient, less competitive, and inevitably based more on common visions and shared paradigms. This post looks into the risks of trusting competitive advantages in an age of change.

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The Revolution at Hand

The Revolution at hand— The fundamental moment in which design becomes a political tool has arrived. Whatever we choose to call it — P2P culture, peer production movement, open-P2P-design — will we be able to find new meaning cooperatively? Will we be able to participate with conviction in the revolution that is at hand?

la-liberta-che-guida-il-popolo-delacroix1

The Revolution at Hand

The Revolution at hand— The fundamental moment in which design becomes a political tool has arrived. Whatever we choose to call it — P2P culture, peer production movement, open-P2P-design — will we be able to find new meaning cooperatively? Will we be able to participate with conviction in the revolution that is at hand?