Need to Solve Tough Problems? Go Back to Kindergarten

February 12, 2015

This post was written by Mike Smith, Director at Jump Associates. You can get in touch with him by commenting on this post. I had a revelation at work the other day. I needed to build a daily schedule for a team tasked with solving a gnarly problem. It was going to require focused individual

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Want to Be a Better Manager? Just Be Human!

January 20, 2015

This post was written by Vanessa Canas, Executive Assistant to Dev Patnaik and Operations Lead at Jump Associates. You can connect with her directly by commenting on this post or following her on Twitter @miss_v83. Management advice is not hard to find. Pretty much any person who has a job can give you some sort

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What World War II, Reality Television, and Animal Behavior Theory Can Teach Us About Leadership

January 16, 2015

This post was written by Chris Kosednar, a strategy consultant here at Jump. You can reach him directly by commenting on this post. Many of our corporate leaders today served in the military or attended a military academy before heading to the business world. Although the number of CEOs who served in the military has

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6 Steps to a Thriving Company Culture (that Most Companies Aren’t Taking)

October 16, 2014

This post was written by Alison Mora, Director at Jump Associates. Follow her on Twitter at @AlisonCMora, or connect with her directly by commenting on this post. Most companies don’t manage culture. They notice it and write it down after it’s already formed. The organizations best known for their culture, however, didn’t get there by

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Designing Beautiful Businesses: What Innovation Strategists Can Learn from Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles of Good Design

October 7, 2014

   This post was written by Will Patterson, Growth and Innovation Strategist at Jump Associates. Follow him on Twitter @willrpatterson, or get in touch by commenting on this post. Hybrid thinking is deeply engrained in the way we do things at Jump. One of the main benefits of this approach is the opportunity it offers to

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3 Lessons from NASA on Overcoming Uncertainty in Times of Change

September 16, 2014

This post was written by Lauren Magrisso, Growth Strategist at Jump Associates. Follow her on Twitter @CultureVagabond, or connect with her directly by commenting on this post. According to a new Harvard Business Review report, today, there are six times more patent applications than there were fifty years ago, and ten times more startups launched

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Idea Athletes: 4 Commonalities Between Elite Athletes and Business Leaders

August 4, 2014

  This post was written by Michael Sena, a strategist here at Jump. You can find him on Twitter @somemikesena, or get in touch with him by commenting on this post.  Elite business leaders routinely face ambiguous problems that demand hybrid solutions. The question “What comes after the electric car?” doesn’t have any clear guidelines

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10 Lessons on Impactful Leadership from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

June 10, 2014

This post was written by Jed Morley, Vice President of Strategy here at Jump. You can find him on Twitter @Jed_Morley, or get in touch with him by commenting on this post. Tony Hsieh, founder and CEO of Zappos, is widely regarded as one of the most successful CEOs of our time. Under Tony’s leadership, Zappos

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Catch Early Registration for Jump’s New Business Boot Camp

March 21, 2013

April is fast approaching – and we’re excited to host the upcoming New Business Boot Camp. We’re five weeks away from Boot Camp, and one week away from the close of early registration, on Tuesday, March 26th.

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Jump’s New Business Boot Camp Now Open For All

February 25, 2013

For 15 years, Jump has worked with leaders and change agents in fields as diverse as healthcare, financial services, retail, CPG, technology, and non-profits to identify and grow new businesses. Over time, we’ve found that the best way to infuse a culture of innovation is to learn by doing. As a result we’ve developed a full-day boot

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