How to Influence the Business

We always talk about the “Build – Measure – Learn” loop of lean product development. But the problem, says David J. Bland, Founder and CEO at, is that we start with “Build”. Why don’t we start with “Learn” instead? Do the customers want it? Could we build it? Should we? If we’re looking to learn about a business, we should be using experiments. David walked us through several methods of testing our assumptions using methods that don’t involve building the product upfront. He challenged us to run experiments, and use our influence as product people to test the business […]

How pirates changed the course of history and how you can too

Purpose, power, mischief. An unexpected new, true and troublesome history of the Golden Age Pirates, here presented as role models for the 21st century, drawn from the research behind ‘Be More Pirate’, the best selling debut book by multi award-winning international social entrepreneur, Sam Conniff Allende. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Cultures of Innovation

How does innovation fit into the culture context of an organization? This has been a question many organizations, large and small, have been asking a lot lately. Building a culture of innovation is not easy; it takes a re-thinking of how people within organizations are enabled to do their work and what work is being focused on. While the term “innovation” often gets conflated with technological ingenuity, a culture of innovation is much more complex – involving the winding and twisting dynamics of people, process, infrastructure, and environments. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK […]

Blue Ocean Strategy

”Let’s innovate!” ”Wait, but why?! ”Are you creating a lot of me-too products?” ”Well, yes.” ”Do you feel that the competition is becoming very tough?” ”That’s right!” ”Does it feel like swimming among red, bloody sharks?” ”Exactly!” ”One way to escape them is to find a new, uncontested place in the ocean – a blue ocean. You need to innovate in order to find such a blue ocean – a new market niche!” Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS) proposes a systematic approach on how to innovate and how to find a new market niche – a blue ocean. BOS focuses on […]

Untangling the MVP – Accelerating Product-Market Fit

Greg Cohen, Agile Excellence LLC Founder Greg is a 20-year Product Management veteran with extensive experience in understanding customer needs and collaborating with development to create market-driven products. He is an expert and strong advocate of customer centric design, Agile development, and a pioneer of Lean product management methods. He has worked and consulted to venture start-ups and large companies alike, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products, data analytics, and medical diagnostics and devices. Companies include Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell, Experian, ideaLab!, Instill, Kaiser, Mako Surgical, Pandesic, People Fluent, SunTrust, and Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – […]

Inside the mind of a young successful entrepreneur

Sharing her journey which has taken her to where she is today, Arielle will share about how maintaining a positive and balanced attitude results in a sustainable habit, which generates a better environment. Practicing a healthy attitude helps renews the mind to think outside the box. Using Thyme and Caramel as a case study to specifically discuss how she has tackled issues around managing her business by practicing a sustainable-focused attitude, Arielle will show how she Implemented 4 core values that built her sustainable habit: Responsibility, Dedication, Commitment and Discipline. These are keys that sustain her as an entrepreneur. By […]

Ego System to Eco System Economies

We have entered an age of disruption. Financial collapse, climate change, resource depletion, and a growing gap between rich and poor are but a few of the signs. Otto Scharmer asks, why do we collectively create results nobody wants? Meeting the challenges of this century requires updating our economic logic and operating system from an obsolete “ego-system” focused entirely on the well-being of oneself to an eco-system awareness that emphasizes the well-being of the whole. Filled with real-world examples, this thought-provoking guide presents proven practices for building a new economy that is more resilient, intentional, inclusive, and aware. Johnny’S Cove […]

How To Design An Innovation Culture

Strategyzer co-founder Alex Osterwalder and XPLANE co-founder Dave Gray talk about intentionally designing your corporate culture — especially for companies hoping to tackle innovation challenges. What does it take to create a culture with positive outcomes like happy employees, productivity, and most importantly profitability? Alex and Dave will share best practices, case examples, and walk you through our Culture Map tool to help you capture and discuss your company culture. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

The Lean Startup

At Dublin Castle, Ash Maurya presented his ideas to the gathering of Enterprise Ireland start-ups and investors. Ash Maurya is the author of Running Lean and the creator of the one-page business modelling tool Lean Canvas. His new book, Scaling Lean, focuses on the next stage of business development after the lean foundations are laid. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Visions For A Connected Company

In a world that is more connected by technology than ever before being connected reins supreme. Although this new way is prevalent for individuals, this model has been slow to progress in the business world. Dave Gray, author and Senior Vice President at Dachis Group has a unique vision for a connected company that will revolutionize the corporate world as we know it. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Inviting Organisational Growth

In this session, Michael introduces an organic, natural model of growth that foster deep and lasting success in organizations. Amazing results emerge when we listen and honour what is there. This includes valuing all people – workers, managers and execs. But it’s not fluffy bunny stuff – standing in the truth is a difficult, courageous and rewarding practice. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

The Next Wave in Business: purpose-driven

People who are dynamic in the new economic culture are operating from their inner core, with the impact to create change for the greater good. Discovering integral and creative solutions that will serve all – people, planet, and profit alike. We will have a look at an evolutionary awareness, providing practical models, tools and examples from the spectra of eastern and western consciousness, so that everyone can discover and develop the Change Leader inside himself. For an economy that serves all: purpose, people, planet and profit. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

How to come up with innovative ideas ?

Brainstorm Cards are a collection of 52 cards we created to help you brainstorm and come up with new ideas. We will teach you: —————— – 4 main starting points to come up with innovative ideas – Insights into the creation of the brainstorm cards – Different use cases to use this ideation tool – First learnings from our workshop sessions with corporate teams Presenter of this session? ————————– Arne Van Balen Corporate Accelerator at Board of Innovation Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Culture Change and Digital Transformation

Culture change is a key for any digital transformation initiative. The shift from one business to another is often accompanied by a need for people in the organization to adopt new processes, ways of working, and approaches to break down silos and relate differently to customers. Although culture change is critically important to transformation, it is difficult and time-consuming to achieve. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!


Bringing something from inception to completion (a software project, for example) is a non-linear journey that some seem better at traveling than others, especially when the precise destination isn’t clearly defined. It’s a journey that takes at least three key elements: intent, order and action. Turns out that these can also be used as a powerful model to understand the processes, artifacts and roles in a team or company. In this talk you’ll see: how these elelemts are active in different ways in Agile and non-Agile companies; how they relate to some Agile artifacts, roles and practices such as backlogs, […]

Managing for Happiness

Happy teams are more productive and managers should find joy at work, too ! Jurgen est pionnier dans le management créatif pour aider les organisations à prospérer au 21ème siècle. Il propose des jeux concrets, des outils et pratiques, pour enrichir le management, avec moins de gestionnaires. “” l’a élu l’un des Top 50 Leadership Expert et un Top 50 Leadership Innovator. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Management: Thinking beyond profits and short term

Are you working towards creating a rich environment for experimentation, learning, competency building, safety, trust, autonomy? That is not contraindicated with the need of an organization to have profits. In this episode, Jurgen Appelo and other Happy Melly members discuss effective ways to have the conversations you want to have. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!