In an affront to the drab, brown February that lurks outside, the interior of the Maverick Innovation Lab is brightly lit and welcoming; crisp white tablecloths pretend they’ll stay that way, new, sleek signs bring new life to the white walls, and good humored lab partners direct attendees to help themselves to the catered food to accompany the custom cocktails provided by Twisted Path Distillery. As guests settle into their seats, everyone is waiting to see what the second M!L Talk event has in store for them.Details
Winter in Wisconsin: the Maverick Innovation Lab is decorated for the holidays, with the twinkles of green, red, silver, and gold shimmering through the space, and the scattering of whiteboards on the walls await fresh ideas. Guests buzz (pun unintended) around the table of samples provided by the innovative Twisted Path Distillery, while crab cakes and other delights are savored, courtesy of ZIN; a Delafield gem of culinary deliciousness.
The usually open space has been occupied by chairs, reserved for the exclusive fifty attendees, and all eyes are on the Lab’s guest speaker: renowned innovator and Chief Observation Officer of Observation Tower LLC, Craig Schiefelbein.Details
Three colleagues walk in to a bar, (to collaborate…)
The first one says, “We need to hit this one out of the park.”
The second one says, “Yes, but we need to stick to our budget and time frame.”
The third one says, “Man, I just love this new parking app…”
The key to excellent collaboration is to get a broad sampling of stakeholders and dreamers, to get to know and appreciate their worlds and to share your world and insights clearly. Doing this efficiently and accurately is what design thinking achieves.Details