Stopped Us In Our Tracks.
Chris helped us to understand that our plan to build in China was premature – we needed to protect our medical device from possible IP theft. Additionally, he helped direct us to new markets we hadn’t considered.
Great Products. Future-Proofed.
Chris is awesome at developing new product concepts – whenever he is in the room we are sure to generate profitable product ideas.
Taught This Retailer New Tricks.
We are an old-school retailer getting crushed by Amazon (like most others in our space). Chris reworked our product line to “leapfrog” over our competition, invent beyond what they do, and leverage our core strengths — catching up fast.
Our smoking cessation app was in trouble. Chris advised us to increase our prices instead of reducing them. To become a more exclusive, expensive product. A smaller, more lucrative market was better for us than a broader pitch to other habits. We reached profitability faster.
Smooth Development and Flawless Execution
Chris led our expanded team to spec, build, and rollout custom new-to-the-world SaaS software, affecting over 10k users and 5k entities. He handled Change Management, Project Management, Marketing, and Branding and set up a support structure for seamless execution.
More Value Than a Week Long Offsite.
Chris ran his IDEATE 10-year scenario backcast session with our team to develop our next years’ product roadmap. I was skeptical at first but when we were done, we got more value from his two-hour-long session than our week-long “planning offsite”
On-Time and Under Budget, Effortless Rollout
Chris worked closely with our vendor to develop a custom software solution, including specification, development, and support tools.
Move Fast & Break Things!
Chris helped us with super-effective IDEATE design thinking workshops, generating new prototypes in record time, and delighting our customers.
Chris overhauled our whole product roadmap, generating tons of new ideas. He also created a really fun futurist program which not only generated a lot of interesting new products and patents but also shot our employee engagement numbers through the roof.
The Future Of Commerce.
Chris spelled out a compelling vision for the future of commerce – we adjusted our product roadmap, and a year later, his predictions were spot on. He is an invaluable resource in any strategic planning session, bringing his optimistic futurism to help us to understand “what’s next.”
Wow. His IDEATE Practice Is Amazing!
For our 20th anniversary, we tapped Chris to use his IDEATE practice to look at our future product roadmap. We crowdsourced concepts from our employees, giving out awards for the best ideas and dropping them into a time capsule, finding the best and building those now.
50 Products in 2 Hours.
Chris created whole new product categories with intensive IDEATE sessions with our teams and in some sessions generated over 50 product ideas in less than 2 hours. Phenomenal! Really helped us to build a valuable portfolio – when the company was sold it was valued at over $1B, mostly due to his work.
Drove Us To The Future.
We were building an innovative new job-finding solution and were flailing. Chris helped us to pivot in a completely new direction, blowing our competitors out of the water. Got to product/market fit faster than we thought. Invaluable advice!
$150M+ IN NEW REVENUE
Profitable new products.
20% MORE ENGAGEMENT
$1B PRODUCT PORTFOLIO