The Innovation Saboteur’s Handbook // ALD 007 — DT101 E77

This episode is about sabotaging innovation projects. You’ll learn new ways to get in your own way and everyone else’s.

This episode is based on this article: ALD007 // The Innovation Saboteur’s Handbook. Read the article and download a guide to sabotage proofing innovation projects. You don’t want anyone to steal your destructive glory. You’ll find more articles like these on Fluid Hive’s Ask Like a Designer.

Thank you for listening to this Ask Like a Designer episode of the Design Thinking 101 Podcast.

Photo of Dawan StanfordIn these short Ask Like a Designer episodes on the Design Thinking 101 podcast, you’ll find new ways to explore the show’s stories and ideas about design-driven innovation. I’ll share methods, templates, and ideas that have worked in my practice in teaching.

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Cheers ~ Dawan
Design Thinking 101 Podcast Host
President, Fluid Hive

Show Highlights

[00:35] Your inner saboteur. Sometimes you just want to break things.
Sabotage Moves:

[01:41] Lack of focus.
[02:13] Refusing to adapt your problem as you learn.
[02:28] Lack of research.
[02:59] Lack of teamwork.
[03:32] Not enough data-gathering.
[04:00] Lack of planning.
[04:35] Not testing multiple possible solutions.
[05:17] Not working with the delivery team.
[05:53] Ignoring the systems you’re working within.
[06:25] Lack of process and outcome measurement.

[07:28] Free Ask Like a Designer tool: Stopping Innovation Sabotage.

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