We are a curious community.

We read, share and combine ideas regularly. This Library is a careful curation of blogposts from our team, as well as books, research and articles that our team has found particularly inspirational or insightful.

Whether you’re hungry for insight, in need of inspiration, or simply curious, our hope is that you will find value here.

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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

We get asked a lot how specifically to help exercise and build an innovator's mindset. This is by far one of our go-to recommendations and all time favorite books. Leonardo da Vinci was one of...

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What is Intelligent Failure

Failure in a complex, ambiguous and fast-paced world is inevitable. The questions isn't if you will fail, it is how you will fail. We like this term 'intelligent failure' and wanted...

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If you have to Fail - and you do - Fail Forward

We chose to share this article because it not only talks about the necessity of failure in innovation and places it in the context of iteration, but goes a step further to talk about the...

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Even Experts Need a Beginner's Mind

At WhatBox, we often discuss a concept of entering problem-solving and creative collaboration with 'beginner's mind'. As leaders, we may sometimes feel our value is in...

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The Power of Small Ideas – Time to Start Sweating the Small Stuff

If becoming an ‘innovative’ culture sounds sexy but daunting, don’t despair. While chasing ‘the next big thing’ is one truth about innovation, it isn’t the only...

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5 Traits of Successful Google Teams

Google spent two years studying successful teams. Of 180 teams, the most successful ones had 5 things in common. When we share this study, it always seems to surprise people that psychological...

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Innovation Leadership – A Problem Worth Solving

Today’s economy is more complex, connected and dynamic than ever before. Leaders are faced with doing more, faster and more simply in order to survive. Organizations that demonstrate creative...

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Leadership for a Complex World - What got you here won't get you there

It is common knowledge that the pace of change has exploded and that the world is more interconnected than ever before. It’s also no secret that complexity has crept into our lives and...

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Leadership in VUCA Times

VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, and a catchall for “Hey, it’s crazy out there!”. 

Originally coined by the US army war...

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Tools for Systems Thinkers - The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking

The world we live and lead in is interconnected, evolving and ambiguous. In our series on Complex Problem solving we discuss 'systems thinking' as a both a mindset and a toolset used by...

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