Teaching FourSight to the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

17 April 2018 at 05:09 by Sarah Thurber


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Teaching FourSight to the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

By Tim HursonI’ve worked as a productive thinking facilitator for most of my professional life—strategy sessions, creative problem solving workshops, innovation initiatives, conflict resolution, mediation, community engagement, organizational restructuring, and negotiations, from mergers to breakups.

I’ve also been a major fan of FourSight—since before it was even called FourSight. (Did you know it used to be called the Buffalo Creative Process Inventory?) Since then, It’s gone through thousands of refinements, validations, and use cases. And though it’s more robust and elegant now than in those early days, it was always a powerful tool to help groups work more effectively, more efficiently, and more productively.

One thing I can say for certain: as a facilitator, FourSight has never failed me. It’s made my sessions better, my groups better, and me better.

But I’ve never had a use case quite like the one I experienced a few weeks ago at LaunchU, the innovation incubator sponsored by my alma mater, Oberlin College. Read the full article.

In 2018, FourSight is partnering with Innov8rs, hosts of the global Intrapreneurship Conference series. Together we are doing research on the cognitive profiles of corporate innovators. We’ve got some fascinating findings so far. By year’s end, we’ll have these results to share with you. We’ll be at the upcoming events in Madrid and L.A.

Email us know if you’re interested in a discounted ticket. More about Innov8rs.



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*Prerequisite: Mindset Certification.

Upcoming Toolset certification dates:

September 20-21, 2018 | Evanston, Illinois