While looking for something else, I ran across this post which provides an outline for an entrepreneurial business using the discovery driven planning framework. I know many of you are always keen to find additional examples and applications, so I thought I'd provide a link.
- Posted Rita McGrath on August 12, 2010
I had a most enjoyable day yesterday teaching in the Punch Sulzberger program, a joint venture between our Journalism and Business Schools at Columbia. The program seeks to help news journalists figure out what the future holds for them, and it is always a highlight of my year.
One of the tools we use in the course is our Opportunity Portfolio, featured in Discovery Driven Growth. I am often asked for copies of the questions that one might use to place projects on the portfolio, so here they are for download. Uncert_Handouts.doc.
I would really welcome feedback on how you used them or modified them - and examples of what you did with the tools would be fantastic!
- Posted Rita McGrath on January 28, 2010
Many of you have expressed an interest in using the “BareBones” NPV calculator that we describe in the book. We’re in the process of getting this tool loaded on the Discovery Driven Growth web site, but in the meantime, you can download the file from here by clicking on the filename below. This is the version that sets up a spreadsheet which you can simulate by using Crystal Ball software.
Let me know if you have any problems with this download.
- Posted Rita McGrath on January 04, 2010
My co-author, Ian MacMillan and one of his colleagues, William Jarvis have just weighed in on a topic near and dear to my heart—the deadly situations companies create when they lend more and more to over-extended consumers (see post on why the smartest behavioral economists in the world work for credit card companies). In an article forthcoming in the Harvard Business Review, they show how devastating accumulations of such debt can be, and offer a simple tool to help companies figure out when it could come to harm them. Check it out - very interesting stuff.
- Posted Rita McGrath on June 04, 2009
Many of you have inquired about software tools that can support your efforts at thriving under uncertain conditions. MacMillan and I have partnered with Alan Abrahams of Virginia Tech to create and distribute some supporting tools, which are available at the Cameron Associates web site for a nominal fee. These include some tools for developing discovery driven plans, mapping opportunities, and so on. Check them out!
- Posted Rita McGrath on May 11, 2009
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