Business ideas can be hard to visualize and explain. With Lego serious play, things become much simpler and interactive. In this workshop you will learn how to create a business scenario using building brick and personage. You will discover a world of opportunities to innovate, create values for your customers and share information with your team. We demystify the usage of toys for business innovation, we show that it works and can help you to create difference in the market. Through business cases you will get the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge learned during this cession. Ecosystem design, scenario and persona are basic design tools used by designer since decade. Today with Lego, these tools become accessible to everyone. You don’t need to be a designer to join this cession, you just need the motivation to share and express your ideas. Eventually you may come up with a groundbreaking business model. Tools that you learn during this workshop are simple to implement, you would be able to use them for your business whatever maybe the scale of your endeavor.
This workshop was held at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University by Patrick Roupin, Director - Innovation Services at ES Consulting.
This poem was written by a friend and colleague, Catherine Young. I hadn’t seen her in awhile, and then ran into her at a local coffee shop, where she handed me an envelope with a poem she’d written in it.
Oh thanks, I said, focused on other issues at the time. I stuffed the envelope into my purse and thought nothing about it until a few days later when I dug it out to clean up my purse before traveling.
And then I read it, and sat down and read it again and got all soppy-eyed and petted Willie and went to the couch and got Tootsie on my lap and read it again. It’s the best description I’ve ever read of how many of us feel after we lose a beloved dog, and it seems especially fitting after so many evocative comments from last week’s blog about “dogs as family.”
Here it is, with a wave of gratitude to Catherine for letting me share it with you:
Things to do after your dog has died.
Sweep the floor.
Look out the window.
Make a cup of tea and some toast.
But then not eat them.
Change the sheets on the bed.
Forget what day it is.
Stumble into a corner of the floor and hold your knees tightly.
Pull yourself together.
Make another cup of tea and this time drink it.
Look out a different window.
Stare at that spot on the floor where your dog used to stretch out, languid and happy, his paws twitching as he raced across sleep meadows and into dream ravines filled with moss and ferns and the scent of foxes.
Look for the Kleenex.
Use toilet paper instead.
Wander around the house, your heart like a damned anvil in your chest.
Heat up leftovers.
Push them around the plate before leaving the entire thing in the sink.
Look for what is not there.
Feel the forgotten fur beneath your fingertips.
Feel the forgetting begin.