Using fear in brand development

There are certain things that never change and motivators tend to fall into two categories desires/wants or fear/anxiety.  Both are shown in the diagram above in terms of changing behaviour. Desires and wants are the background to Outcome Driven Innovation and therefore Jobs to be Done generally. Tony Ulwick is quite categorical that the focus... Continue Reading →


Using Observation and the Jobs to be Done technique

One of the reasons I became interested in the Jobs to be Done technique is that my son has limited empathy and because his pre-school teacher mentioned that he had would play with certain other children depending on the circumstances. He would play with x in sandpit but would do drawing with y. He is... Continue Reading →

Outcome driven process innovation

To be honest I dislike talking about large scale organisations as they tend not to be my customer base and often managers do not consider something to be their responsibility. However occasionally it is worth talking about such organisations because it is often clearer when the real needs and desires of customers are simply not... Continue Reading →

Labeling is important

  When we started on the quest for a diagnosis for my son to understand why his behaviour was different from other children we were met with the response from some people that you shouldn’t give people labels.   As I have been segmenting and profiling customers for clients for years, this is rather like... Continue Reading →

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