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Four reflections on how we’re moving forward in the new working world

It’s fair to say that a lot has happened in the last two years. And though our purpose hasn’t changed, we’re all working in an entirely new environment, which brings a whole host of new View »

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8 lessons I’ve learnt from over a decade running a business

You learn something new everyday when running a business. That’s one of the many reasons I love it. Our ten year anniversary here at Treehouse technically happened in 2020. But, as you might expect, we View »

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How design thinking changes the way people speak to each other

Throughout this blog series, we’ve shared Jeanne Liedtka’s views on how becoming a design thinker will fundamentally change you as a person. A journey which requires you to develop an entirely new approach to problem View »

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How to build a design thinking movement in your business

Any change, anywhere, starts with people. And design thinking is no different. If you want your business to adopt it, you need a core group of people who get it, love it, and help spread View »

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Why empathy is the key to winning over design thinking cynics

It’s pretty much inevitable when you try something new at work that you’ll come up against some cynicism. We see it all the time. However enthusiastic individuals are about the difference they believe design can View »

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Why real design skills come from tackling real projects

As discussed in our first post in this series, Jeanne Liedtka is a huge advocate for the power of projects when teaching and learning design thinking. She believes, as do I, that it’s not enough View »

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No pain, no gain: Why design is hard, and shallow learning won’t cut it

In our first post from the ‘Design thinkers can change the world – Conversations with Jeanne Liedtka’ series, we share what Jeanne had to say about how to create learning experiences that make people truly View »

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Introducing: Designers can change the world – Conversations with Jeanne Liedtka

Sometimes a conversation is so good, it reminds you why you love what you do for a living. That’s how I felt after sitting down with Prof. Jeanne Liedtka to discuss all things design thinking. View »

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Press clippings

Why lawyers make great designers. No, really.

In an increasingly competitive market, subject to multiple pressures from evermore demanding clients, advancements in technology, and more businesses offering legal services, law firms have to do something to make them stand out from the crowd.

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Why remote innovation is a key part of your leadership toolkit

Innovation has become an integral part of the leadership toolkit; due to current global challenges this has rapidly accelerated to a new skillset which focuses on enabling remote innovation…

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SRoundtable: GCs draw their nightmares

Over the past six months, an incessant stream of worries has troubled the minds of in-house counsels across the world…

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Slaughter and May – The Lens: Design thinking – listen to your user… but not too much!

In a legal context, design thinking can be applied to challenges being faced within a law firm, or by clients within their organisations.

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