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Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers

Jeanne Liedtka

Liedtka and Ogilvie educate readers in one of the hottest trends in business development: "design thinking," or the ability to turn abstract ideas into practical applications for maximal business growth.

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Publisher: Columbia Business School Publishing
Publish Date: 06/01/2011
Pages: 227
ISBN-13: 9780231158381
ISBN-10: 0231158386
Language: English

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June 23, 2011

Designing for Growth

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When we think about design, we might think about talented people making things look and work in an interesting or useful way. But how does design play into situations where our input is needed? What if we manage designers? READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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December 22, 2011

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Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie educate readers in one of the hottest trends in business: "design thinking," or the ability to turn abstract ideas into practical applications for maximal business growth. Liedtka and Ogilvie cover the mind-set, techniques, and vocabulary of design thinking, unpack the mysterious connection between design and growth, and teach managers in a straightforward way how to exploit design's exciting potential. Exemplified by Apple and the success of its elegant products and cultivated by high-profile design firms such as IDEO, design thinking unlocks creative right-brain capabilities to solve a range of problems. This approach has become a necessary component of successful business practice, helping managers turn abstract concepts into everyday tools that grow business while minimizing risk.

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