Yes, Design Thinking Is Bullshit…And We Should Promote It Anyway

Our Guest blogger this week is my Parsons University colleague Lee-Sean Huang. Design Thinking is indeed a buzzword, and it’s also a useful starting point for deeper understanding. In her recent talk at 99U’s Conference in New York, Pentagram partner Natasha Jen throws some provocative thought-bombs at Design Thinking. I teach Design Thinking in places ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to universities. In some ways, I agree with Natasha: Design Thinking is (sometimes) bullshit. But I also think it’s useful bullshit. Before we go any further, here’s my working definition of Design Thinking:Design Thinking: a method and a mindset that starts with an understanding of human needs and motivat

Purpose and meaning

Our guest blogger this week is Pepper de Callier, founder and executive director of Prague Leadership Institute. Pepper de Callier is a bestselling author of three books on leadership and personal development, newspaper columnist, senior-executive coach, and Founder and Executive Director of Prague Leadership Institute. He was voted Top Corporate Leadership Coach in Europe—2015 by London-based AI Media. He publishes his weekly column Things to think about. “The happiest people tackle the most difficult problems. Don't take it easy; find purpose and meaning.” Rosabeth Moss Kanter What a wonderful way to put happiness into perspective. Think about it for a moment, what professor Kanter i

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