by design, not default."
DesignShop® events are forward-looking events
designed to address strategic, policy, cultural,
and philosophical aspects of a particular issue
or group of issues. They bring together individuals,
teams, and organizations who are "stakeholders"
within the context of the subject matter and are
meant to be catalyzing events that substantially
augment, leverage, redesign and create new intellectual
tools and processes that narrow the gap between
and Current Reality.
The essence of the TANSTAAFL DesignShop process
is anticipatory design - AND, understanding
the price associated with action or non-action.
Most organizations - no matter their size
- have barely enough resources to keep up
with the changes specific to their immediate
market environment let alone the entire world
in which they function. The drive to be competitive
and to satisfy customers continually narrows
an organizations focus (The Innovator's
Dilemma). Further, organizations tend
to get trapped in their own world view. Weak
signals are missed because they fall off
the radar screen. Even large and successful
organizations find it increasingly difficult
to keep up with change. Time, and personal
bandwidth becomes the critical resource -
not corporate recourses.
TANSTAAFL events are extensively documented with
the expectation that many short and long term
solutions and opportunities may follow from them.
While each DesignShop is a "stand-alone"
event, they are designed as a progression, creating
the potential for synergy among events.
and anticipated topics include Coding the Transparent
Society, Designing The 21st Century Enterprise,
Systemic Issues in Healthcare: Economics &
Ethics, and The Advent of Advanced Technologies:
Engines of Construction or Destruction?
learn more about TANSTAAFL DesignShop Events and
schedules, please contact