Discovery of raw input Surveys and interviews Excel-fu and beyond for data crunching Participant observation Mathematical modeling and simulation Scenario planning Thoughtful visualizations Customized conceptual constructs Long-form narrative synthesis Slide decks that jolt people awake
…and our experience is not inparticularly esoteric industries...
Web and mobile Enterprise software Electronics hardware Aerospace and military IT Services
…but we still deliver different results...…results that get you unstuck...…from business-as-usual despair.
Clausewitz and Sun TzuAl Ries’ PositioningPorter’s five forcesCarlotta Perez’s theoriesDrucker and PetersScrum and agileBlitzkrieg, Boyd and OODAEli Goldratt’s The GoalLean startupsTaleb’s AntifragilityChesbrough’s Open InnovationChristensen’s Disruption modelsYes, even villain du jour Frederick Taylor!…and use many models, old and new…
…(not even our own)“TEMPO is one of the most insightful and originalbooks on decision-making I’ve ever read…”– Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human“An uncannily accurate analysis of our choice-makingbehaviors”– David Allen, author of GETTING THINGS DONE“Tempo is a highly original and engaging book…In aworld where timing is increasingly central tosuccess…an essential read…for everyone.”– John Hagel, co-author of THE POWER OF PULL
And we can operate with just ONE principalVenkatesh Rao• PhD, Aerospace Engineering (Systems and Control), U. Michigan, 2003• Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Xerox Innovation Group, 2006-2010• AFOSR postdoc research at Cornell, 2004-2006• First employee at Sulekha.com, 1999-2000
because we can call on a brain trust of unusualpeople that’s been growing since 2007
…to go beyond our own thinking…TheGervaisPrincipleThe MiloCriterionThe GollumEffectThe LocustEconomyA Brief Historyof theCorporation:1600-2100Entrepreneursare the NewLabor
…and draw on the most creativecontemporary social and business thinking…
…and though some clients do decide ourapproach isn’t for them…Client Name Withheld“I have enough mixedfeelings about it that anyendorsement couldnt bea whole-hearted one”
…when we do succeed, our clientssay things like…
Venkat was able to apply some of his uniqueanalysis frameworks to our specific opportunitiesand present some deep and thoughtful strategies forus to consider as our market grows and matures.We had Venkat present these results widely withinour sales and leadership team which has beenvaluable in helping us frame our coming year.-- Scott Regan, Apigee.
[Venkat] has a fantastic ability to create dialogue inareas that are complicated but in need of discussionand is painfully honest - a much needed and veryrefreshing attribute.His work/time ratio is nothing short ofphenomenal, creating in -depth results in a matterof hours.-- Mat Jackson, Live-Mapp.
So if you or your organizationneed to get unstuck…