Tuesday, August 13, 2013


A creative new iPhone app is generating buzz: LeftoverSwap. The idea? To share leftover food between strangers.
 Love it or hate it, it's definitely a provocative idea. After one gets past the initial red hat ("Ugh, gross!"), there are definitely some strong yellow hat benefits, in terms of reducing food waste, feeding hungry people, helping other people to stretch their dollars, minimizing our carbon footprint, and creating social connections between people.

What other yellow and black hat can you think of?

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Beta Test our new Innovation Assessment (v3.0)

We're soon launching the third beta test of our new innovation assessment - and we need your help!

The feedback from the first two rounds of testing has been overwhelming positive, and we're eager to see what improvements that R&D department has cooked up.

This is a team-based innovation assessment that focuses on the culture of innovation within a team or organization. We posit that innovation is a function of two variables:
  1. Individual team members' personal attitudes towards innovation
  2. The group culture and how it enhances (or impedes) innovation
There's no cost to participate - we simply want user feedback. Beta testers will receive detailed, highly personalized reports on their individual innovation styles, the overall team innovation style, and specific suggestions for fomenting a more innovative culture.

The time commitment is 15-20 minutes to complete the online assessment, 2-3 hours for a team workshop to discuss the results, and 5 minutes for an online survey about the experience. We also ask the team leader for a 30-minute phone interview.

Want to join? We'd love your input! Email beta "at" debonoconsulting.com to participate.