Why this blog ?

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”There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or influence. Those who lead inspire us”
Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

After spending years around the world in the IT software & Hardware Industry, where I had multiple activities in many countries, I realized that achievements and progress cannot be done only through a good software, a reliable hardware or even a talented project manager. I understood that a good team, composed of motivated members, working together in an organized way, building on their everyday observations and life experience; is the most differentiating element.
Some will think of the DreamTeam based on the most talented individuals graduated from the highest quote schools and having climbed all steps in organizations as the only solution, but I am speaking of another team.
A team of employees from all jobs, all profiles, all ages, sexes, in the organization. People that we meet every day, people that have struggled to do their job, that have fought for their principles, that have accumulated experience in every step and are opened to share their ideas and inspirations.
That’s exactly what I have found when I discovered Design Thinking years ago. I found in it what I have always believed in and fought for.
I realized that it brings the approach, the methodology and the culture to “Collaborative Intelligence”. It enables any organization to smartly use the talent of its employees to build in-house solutions to answer the organization’s challenges while respecting time with an affordable price.
Imagine a company that have to address a business challenge and will create several teams of its employees, suppliers, partners and even customers. Then they start addressing this challenge and prototyping it. It will thus make the most difficult, that is creating a mature prototype of the solution that is “technically feasible, economically viable but before all humanly desirable”.
Of course, experts have their place in these teams and their role in transforming this prototype to a final solution and ensure all respect of standards, usages and best practices. The result would definitely be amazing.
I was completely passionate about Design Thinking, that I decided to make of it my approach to change the world, to a more collaborative, simpler, more sustainable and more desirable place.
I created a startup Novalist Thinking to help organizations capture the value of Design Thinking, adopt it and make of it the basis of every human interaction inside and outside their organization.
I created this blog, to write about my passion, to share my experience with others and to spread the Design Thinking culture everywhere.
I destinate this blog to anyone convinced by collaboration, opened to learn and willing to share his knowledge about Design Thinking.
I invite everyone who believes in what I believe, to help me do it, use it and build on it through my social medias twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube).


Passionate about Design Thinking and certified from the D-School – Hasso-Plattner Institute at Potsdam (Germany), I founded Novalist Thinking to help customers design innovative solutions for their markets through Empathy & Team working.
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/karimnafiefr

Karim NAFIE,
Trainer, Coach & Design Thinker.

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