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10 Insights to Take Command Of Your Life — Bernie Roth

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The co-founder of the Stanford d.School introduces the power of design thinking to help you achieve goals you never thought possible.

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10 Insights to Take Command Of Your Life — Bernie Roth

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  2. 2. This presentation consists of highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  3. 3. Bernie Roth is the Rodney H. Adams Professor of Engineering at Stanford University. A longtime veteran of the Stanford design scene, he first came to the Stanford Design Division faculty in 1962. He arrived from New York City, his birthplace, with a wife, two children, a proper haircut, a sports jacket and a very traditional background in Mechanical Engineering and liberal New York politics. Bernie Roth @bernie_roth Co-Founder of the Stanford d.School
  4. 4. Achievement is habit that’s strengthened by action. As such, those who DO leverage their power, while those who TRY only leverage force. Insight #1
  5. 5. Insight #2 Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving that gives you a prism to see new opportunities. Follow these five pillars:
  6. 6. Insight #2 Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving that gives you a prism to see new opportunities. Follow these five pillars: Empathize - The optimal way to create meaningful innovations is to know your users and care about their live.
  7. 7. Insight #2 Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving that gives you a prism to see new opportunities. Follow these five pillars: Define the problem - Framing the right problem is the only way to create the right solution
  8. 8. Insight #2 Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving that gives you a prism to see new opportunities. Follow these five pillars: Ideate - It’s not about coming up with the ‘right’ idea, it’s about generating the broadest range of possibilities.
  9. 9. Insight #2 Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving that gives you a prism to see new opportunities. Follow these five pillars: Prototype - Build to think and test to learn
  10. 10. Insight #2 Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving that gives you a prism to see new opportunities. Follow these five pillars: Test - Testing is an opportunity to learn about your solution and your user
  11. 11. Insight #3 Next time you’re stuck finding a solution to an important problem, it’s likely that you’re working on the wrong problem. Start by asking yourself this question: What would it do for you if this particular problem was gone from your life?
  12. 12. Insight #4 The more self-aware you can become, the happier you can be - only those who better understand their motivations and identity, are able to figure out how to design a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
  13. 13. Insight #5 Once you accept that it’s you who gives meaning to everything in your life, you’ll begin to feel like the master of your life, not a powerless victim of circumstances and chance. “The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.” - Voltaire
  14. 14. Insight #6 How you speak impacts how you act; and how you act is a window into how you live. Get rid of disparaging language:
  15. 15. Insight #6 How you speak impacts how you act; and how you act is a window into how you live. Get rid of disparaging language: Instead of “but” use “and”
  16. 16. Insight #6 How you speak impacts how you act; and how you act is a window into how you live. Get rid of disparaging language: Instead of saying “have to” opt for “want to”
  17. 17. Insight #6 How you speak impacts how you act; and how you act is a window into how you live. Get rid of disparaging language: Instead of “can’t” use “won’t”
  18. 18. Insight #6 How you speak impacts how you act; and how you act is a window into how you live. Get rid of disparaging language: Instead of saying “I’m afraid” say “I’d like to”
  19. 19. Insight #6 How you speak impacts how you act; and how you act is a window into how you live. Get rid of disparaging language: Instead of “help” use “assist”
  20. 20. Insight #7 High-achievers are guided by an internal locus of control, for they understand that when they are the cause of their lives, life becomes the effect; and not the other way around.
  21. 21. Insight #8 Those who master The Achievement Habit realize, first and foremost, that their fixed view of the world is based on a limited sample of reality. “We walk the same path, but got on different shoes Live in the same building, but we got different views.” —DRAKE, “RIGHT ABOVE IT”
  22. 22. Insight #9 “Obviously the truth is what’s so. Not so obviously, it is also so what.” - Werner Erhard
  23. 23. Insight #10 The art of winning (consistently) starts with letting go of the outcome.
  24. 24. Reflect How do you live in your client / customer’s shoes? tweet us!
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