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SPECIAL PROJECT: Live Exchange: STRATEGY BY ITSELF IS NEVER ENOUGH

For our class project here at TriplePundit students write a 500 word post on sustainability related to the above.

Too often professional dilemma’s are simply dilemma’s of communication. In a time when we are all being called to identify missing conversations, bridge professional turfs or speak for those without recourse to human speech these student writings lean into “business as usual” blending the poetic with the professional and surfacing “we are in this together” thinking.

This is our fourth year collaborating with Triple pundit. Enjoy these articles by our future thinking DMBA students.

With appreciations to Nick Aster for his inspiring invitation.

— Elle

Linda Yaven,
Associate Professor, “Live Exchange”
MBA Design Strategy Program
CCA, San Francisco
elle@lindayaven.com
Lindayaven.com

I Am an Artist. I Am Getting an MBA. I Am Not a Sellout.

by Erica Meade Many studio art majors at my undergrad institution had negative feelings about the business world. The common thought was that…

Leaders and Clown Hats

by Henry Liu Every morning prior to work, we’re faced with a flurry of decisions pertaining our office wardrobe. What shirt am I…

On Water Bottles and Identity

Mattia Nuzzo So I just got this water bottle. Pretty cool, right? It definitely took me a couple weeks (maybe months?) to find…

Building the ‘Me Muscle': Six Essential Exercises

By Mei Lan Ho-Walker I must confess I thought a communications class would be a piece of cake. I would read some books,…

Corporate Cultures: Peeling the Social Onion.

by Vinitha Watson Through the Live Exchange course, I gleaned a deep understanding of the human experience through communication. At the onset of…

The Sustainability Movement Needs More Than Gorilla Marketing

by Kathryn Hautanen As a person new to the sustainability conversation, it is somewhat difficult for me to understand the dialogue. Terms like…

A Company’s Most Sustainable Advantage

By Adam Dole Many of today’s top companies are so fixated on what their competition is doing, that they often forget to focus…

Others Have Succeeded in Building a Better Water Bottle But What About the Fountain?

by Sara Kozlowski This fall, I joined the inaugural cohort of CCA’s DMBA program as a fifteen-year veteran of the fashion industry. In…

Team or Collaborative Player?

by Ingrid Dragotta: To many, the words “teamwork” and “collaboration” seem to be synonyms but, in my experience, these formations play out differently…

What Can Brainstorming Do for Your Team?

bu Jason Hui I once took a class that began every day with a 15 minute brainstorming session. We used two different methodologies.…

The Functional and Empathic Voices: The Battle in My Head

by Nicole Chen I discovered this semester that a two-headed monster lives within me. I always thought that only one did – the…

On Visual Documentation…

by Tim Bishop During the first week of class this semester, a fellow student showed us a project she had been working on.…

Working Mothers in the Design Strategy MBA Program

by Ayano Hattori, Beth Berrean, Heike Rapp-Wurm: The following are a series of posts between Heike, Ayano and Beth. We’re three working mothers…

Reason Will Not Lead Us To the Future

by Paul Colando: When it comes to business the most talked about and apparent emotion is fear. Today, as we watch the unfolding…

“Left Out Alert”: A Virtual Team Member Reflects on Her Experience

by Gwen Armbruster The CCA dMBA promotes the opportunity for those of us (ME!) who do not live in the Bay Area to…