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Building a Wave, Incubation

In the past, [1943 / Burbank] there was a team that built a remote, offsite-working, brainstorming and product innovation model called the skunkworks. Supposedly, the origination of the skunkworks concept is Lockheed [Corporation] and Martin Marietta. If anyone, on the design front, has the capacity to build a new innovation lab model [remote or otherwise,] that’s genuine, it would be IDEO.

We’ve had some connections with the IDEO team through links to and conversations with the CEO of Steelcase, James Hackett, a partner brand; and direct links to IDEO and their presence at TED, as presenters, our conversations with IDEO | NYC + London creative director, Paul Bennett; earlier, London — Bill Moggridge; and links at TED to Tim Brown and David Kelley. IDEO’s spectacularly collaborative and inspired culture builds amazing people and ideas.

Their apex stone is truth — what they preach, they practice, what they write and theorize, they implement — what they say, they believe — and will apply to the core of their business and client needs.

The key challenge is sustenance – and truth; it’s one thing to suggest that “an innovation lab is being created, run…and it’s another to presume that the staying power, in genuine contributions and results in implementations — and longevity of the ongoing creative attention — will be sustained.

IDEO, with Steelcase’s added stance near the brand has bolstered the realistic actualizing power of that concept — incubation and innovation flow forward and out into the market.

Worth watching, this story.

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Building a Wave, Incubation
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Building a Wave, Incubation
Building a Wave, Incubation
Building a Wave, Incubation

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Building a Wave, Incubation

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