“Are the grapes really sour?”: Aesop’s Fables and Corporate Decision Making

Most of us have heard the tale about “The Fox and the Grapes” from Aesop’s Fables. It is the story of a fox that tries to eat grapes hanging from a vine but cannot reach them. But rather than admit defeat, he states that they are sour and not worth eating. Hence the expression “sour grapes”. In psychology, this is …

Have you asked your team to create a problem for you? Try it…

“What!? As if we don’t have enough problems already!” That’s your¬†first reaction, I guess. But what if we creatively use “problem creation” to solve the business problems we all set out to solve in the first place? Strange as it sounds, this technique can often be useful for solving complex problems which teams get stuck and run out of fresh …