Entrepreneur and CEO Brit Morin shares stories from the early days of her startup Selfmade, lessons on human-centered leadership, and ways women are uniquely suited to excel as entrepreneurs. Here are seven qualities she says are often under-valued but closely tied to entrepreneurial success.
IDEO Senior Portfolio Director Dwayne Edwards gives a framework for balancing intuition and data, shares strategies to surface an intuitive ability in yourself and in your team, and talks about the importance of building self-awareness to fuel your intuition.
Khan Academy Founder Sal Khan reflects on the past, present, and future of Khan Academy and shares his vision for the evolution of education. If you hope to have greater impact in the world or you’re working up the courage to take a chance on a business idea, look to Sal’s journey for inspiration.
Power exists in all of our relationships, and it shapes the roles we play in each others’ lives. However, it’s not distributed evenly. Sometimes, it can be gained through expertise, knowledge, or skills—but other times, it’s tied into social and cultural factors like race, identity, and wealth. With this in mind, it’s helpful to reframe the purpose of power in our lives. It’s about more than just personal status and privilege; it’s also a responsibility and a tool we can use to help effect positive, meaningful change.
Hybrid is harder, but it holds the potential for increased creativity and innovation. And it’s what most companies will look like as we come out of the Covid-19 pandemic and begin transitioning from fully remote to hybrid structures. Learn three things companies and individuals can do to thrive in a hybrid work environment, tactics for combating remote fatigue, and how to build team culture—not just camaraderie—in a virtual setting.
Systems design challenges are the focus of Melanie Bell-Mayeda’s work at IDEO. As a partner and managing director, she has worked in systems design for 20+ years. In this conversation, she shares her approach to mapping complex systems, how to identify the layers of a system in order to spot opportunities for change, and ways to manage bias in systems design.
Taking action on a business strategy is something many people struggle with. Jennifer Riel, IDEO’s global director of strategy, shares how to know when you’re ready to put your strategy into action, three design tasks required to do so, and examples and tips to help you get started.
With every new year, we’re faced with excitement at the open slate ahead of us. If you’re thinking about the next steps in your career, we’ve collected some resources to help you achieve your goals—whether you’re trying to become a better leader, more creative thinker, or more compelling storyteller, we’re here to support you.