Category: Design Thinking

Beat Procrastination In The New Year With This Simple Technique

From time to time, everyone hits a creativity dry patch. Everyone procrastinates. Whatever the reason, it is hard to get started. It is hard to stay motivated at all times. And indeed,…

Eight Personality Types To Consider When Writing Grants

We are born into a gamut of social networks: our families, neighbourhoods, religious communities, schools, political tribes, football teams, etc. Human beings simply cannot function in isolation. We are social…

One Idea To Rule Them All

I learn, the hard way, that the core design principle for a grant -indeed the golden rule- is that a grant must have one idea and one idea only. The…

Prototype Your Grant In 30 Minutes Or Less

A grant proposal is a product. Its single purpose is to convince people to give you money. Like any other product under the sun, a grant must be designed before it…

Success Is Designed

In my previous post, “The Surest Way to Fail”, I gave a post-Morten for two unsuccessful grants I participated on. I drew some lessons, mentioned two simple mitigations steps for avoiding…

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