A pictures is worth a 1000 words…how about a few dozen opportunity or business concepts.
I’m testing an Opportunity Recognition /Sense-making & Pattern Recognition exercise that I’m designing for business students at George Brown College and possibly for Ryerson University and University of Toronto SCS in 2009.
I took each of the 30 plus cartoons from the latest two issues of the New Yorker magazine and asked myself: What’s this an example of ? What’s the lesson here? What’s the Opportunity concept here? What’s the opportunity window or scenario here?
Now, I’m looking for your feedback
What’s your take on each cartoon?
1) Feel free to add your examples or interpretations to each Opportunity Window in the comments section below.
2) Cartoon #16 was rather dark….the most ominous one that I’ve seen all year re recession or even depression
Opportunity Window #1: Reversal from the expected
Opportunity Window #2: Don’t forget your roots (pun intended)
Opportunity Window #3 Situation Asset, Wouldn’t it be nice if…..?
Opportunity Window #4: Change Context? Extreme context? Force out of Context? Random Context?
Opportunity Window #6 Downsizing? Rightsizing?
Opportunity Window #9: Under what circumstances can you create conditions that are favorable to you?
Opportunity Window #10: Customer Doubt? Fulfillment? Goal setting?
Opportunity Window #11: Next generation?
Opportunity Window #12: Overcrowding? Scaling ? Sustainability?
Opportunity Window #14: Requisite Variety? Changing tools or Right tools for Changing Conditions, Circumstances? Ink Trap Metaphor?
Opportunity Window #15: Here today, passé tomorrow, Hero of the week, “Can’t stay on top forever ; going back to your roots” or regressing to childhood; Living your childhood dream or fantasy in adulthood? Brand extension over time-from children to adults
Opportunity Window #16: Wild Card? Worst-Case Scenario? Recession/Depression Opportunities? Asset liquidation? Point of No Return? Sudden Market shift /loss? Survival? Fall of the Empire? Negative to Positive (....A Crisis is a terrible thing to waste-Paul Rommer)
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