As a thought leader, aCatalyst Consulting creates value for our clients, by working with
them, in addressing the significant problems and issues they face that impact their
Volumes of books on management and business come out every
year. If you were stuck on a desert island and wanted to learn about
‘management’ [defined in a quite liberal, more eclectic way] here are
our suggestions. Ranging from analysis and ‘how to’ to biography,
what they all have in common, is describing approaches of ‘how to think about management problems’.
Each day it is fun to start with a blank slate and see what one can create. This notion of “business” being what we do 8: am to 5: pm five days a week or “management” being the practices that we follow during this time is a bit artificial. What we do in business is a reflection of who we are and what one stands for. “Thinking About Management Thinking” is a collection of published articles written by a principal of aCatalyst, provided here in PDF.
The application of lean start up and design thinking forms a part of our strategy practice.
A core component of lean startup methodology is the build-measure-learn feedback loop. Start with a minimum viable product (MVP) and as quickly as possible, go through a learning process and improve the product. The model is universally applicable to numerous sectors including businesses, civil society organisations, donor and public institutions.
Design thinking allows you to empathize and connect with your clients to provide the most valuable products and services, while continuously learning. This solution based thinking process has become essential for remaining relevant to clients and, importantly, creating room for making the best out of failures.