Leading With Insight Two

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Published on March 23, 2009

Author: mmilan

Source: slideshare.net

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An update version of Leading with Insight, which includes some new ideas about how insights are generated and validated.

2 Leading with Insight

1.Insightquot; 2.Being Insightfulquot; 3.Leading With Insight

1.  Insight.

“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them…” Steve Jobs

people don’t know what they want…

“Recognizing the need is the primary condition of design” Charles Eames

Recognizing quot; the need

“Design works if it’s authentic, inspired, and has a clear point of view. It can’t be a collection of input” Ron Johnson

clear point of view

It can’t be a collection of input…

Why is insight important?

Insight occurs when people recognize relationships or make associations between objects and actions that can help them solve new problems. Britannica

Recognize relationships

Insight is the act or result of apprehending the inner nature of things or seeing intuitively. Websters

Apprehending the inner nature

Recognizable Truths …that help you understand quot; the real nature of problems.

2. Being Insightful

To be insightful, you must embrace the following…

1: You must ask thoughtful questions

2: You need to look beyond the obvious

3: You shouldn’t be afraid to reframe the problem

4: You must learn to trust your gut

Who did I learn this from? Richard Feynman

Who did I learn this from? ✖ Richard Feynman

Who?

That’s right…quot; Columbo taught me everything I need to know about being insightful.

Back to Feynman for a minute…

Karl Popperquot; The “Wizard Merlin” Perspective of Insight

“A magician of the highest caliber” Wizard Merlin

Michael Posnerquot; The “Prepared Mind” Perspective of Insight

“I know I've been a pest. quot; I'm just trying to do my job.” The Prepared Mind

No Magic Preparequot; Incubatequot; Illuminatequot; Verify The Art of Thought - Graham Wallas

The prepared mind has a repeatable process

The prepared mind is always running its process

The prepared mind is always asking questions

One more thing…

The prepared always mind looks beyond the obvious

You know what I don’t understand…

The prepared mind isn’t afraid to reframe

There are a couple of loose ends I’d like to tie up. Nothing important you understand…

The prepared mind trusts their gut

It’s just one of those things that gets in my head and keeps rolling around in there…

What’s really going on here?

Columbo is: Treating insight as a consequence, rather then a cause in problem solvingquot; Understanding the underlying structure of the problem and restructuring the problem to avoid functional fixednessquot; Applying procedural similarity to take advantage of representative transferquot; Waiting patiently for “suddenness of solution”

3. Leading With Insight

What does leading with insight mean for your business?

A pair of stories about research, culture and results.

Validation vs Inquiry

A culture of validation:quot; $200K+ OF DISCOVERY RESEARCH 100 FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANTS 25 INDEPTH INTERVIEWS 10 ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY SUBJECTS 5 PERSONAS = 0 UNIQUE INSIGHTS

A culture of inquiry:quot; $1300 TO RENT A VAN AND A CAMERA 5 LOCATIONS IN 24 HOURS 4 SEPARATE HYPOTHESIS 3 GUT CHECKS 1 SEVEN MINUTE FILM = 2 UNIQUE INSIGHTS

The Moral

Lots of research is a waste of time and money.

✖ Lots of research is a waste of time and money.

Don’t use research to tell you what you already know…use it to tell you what you don’t know.

 Don’t use research to tell you what you already know…use it to tell you what you don’t know.

So What?

Insights help uncover and reframe the true nature of a problem

Insights help businesses identify and target positions of differentiation.

How do I do this?

Iteratively Reframe To Uncover the True quot; Nature of the Problem

Iteratively Reframe To Uncover the True quot; Nature of the Problem

How do I really do this?

Crackpot Theory:

ZOMG

What does ZOMG have to do with insight?

Real insights are memes.

Immediately Understood.

Self-replicating.

Seeds of transformation.

Is this a Crackpot Theory?

You tell me…

Insight should be a key driver of your business thinking. Here’s why:

Good insight (and good research) helps you to know what your customers and users need…quot; before they know themselves…

Leading with insight quot; means that you can create “the need”.quot; True Differentiation Real Innovation Tangible Results

Insight is a state of mind

2 And a way of doing business mmilan@gmail.com

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