Adventurous Thinking & Learning To Lean In All The Way
“The ability to lean in all the way is why I’ve been able to do so many cool things.” – Sally Dominguez
Sally Dominguez is an Innovation Catalyst. As a multi-award-winning Inventor, Adventurer, Journalist, and Educator, Sally has unique experience practicing, observing, teaching and advocating for innovation. Sally has updated Design Thinking with her ADVENTUROUS THINKING methodology, designed to promote the agile mindset needed for consistently innovative practices. No longer is design thinking reactive. Using the Five Lens tools to alternately converge and proliferate thinking, ADVENTUROUS THINKING enables users to think outside their default “expert” neural pathways, and re-ignite the curious mindset that is the key to consistent innovation. ADVENTUROUS THINKING has been used internationally by the Shenzhen government, Genentech, Sandisk, Clif Bar and other corporates, runs every semester as a workshop at Stanford and was presented as part of the SXSW Frugal Innovation panel. Sally has taught ADVENTUROUS THINKING as a means to integrate innovation into the Australian school curriculum for the Association of Independent Schools and the Catholic Schools Office.
Sally’s experience is steeped in innovative practice and innovative commentary. She judged invention on ABC TV’s New Inventors for six years, she is an ambassador for Engineers Without Borders Australia, and in 2012 she was named one of Advance Australia’s “50 for the Future” entrepreneurs in the USA. Sally has won seven international awards for her innovative products and her work is held in the Powerhouse Museum.
Below Are Some Highlights From This Episode:
2:40 Whats The Closest You’ve Ever Gotten To Quitting?
5:20 Career Trajectory
9:30 What Failure Contributed To Your Success Most?
10:15 Raised By Pretty Unusual Parents / Not Caring What People Think
11:30 The Ability To Lean In All The Way
12:45 Adventurous Thinking / Swirly Thinking
15:45 Provoking Curiosity
19:20 Bias For Action
21:00 Thinking Yourself Into A Circle
22:15 Five Calls A Day To Reconnect
25:20 Resume Of Failures
27:00 Running A Firm
31:25 Bug Design
33:15 Rain Water
36:00 Keep An Eye On The Big Picture
38:30 Not Knowing Your Market & Tea Tree Solutions
43:00 What‘s Your Most Recent Failure
44:00 Parting Thoughts About Failure
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