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Roundtable Review: Supercharging Business Creativity

Research shows that design-driven S&P 500 companies outperform the overall index by up to 228%. The best-performing companies use creativity and design-thinking to innovate and operate more efficiently than their peers.

Yet many businesses don’t prioritize creativity or design, often because the value is hard to measure, and even harder to define as a business strategy.

  1. Roundtable Review: (Re)Building Office Culture

    After more than a year of remote work, and following a largely successful vaccine rollout in urban centers, teams are finally now...
  2. Roundtable Review: Expanding Business Ownership

    As a business grows, it becomes increasingly critical to retain senior team members with deep, institutional knowledge, valuable client and...
  3. Roundtable Review – On Time, On Budget

    Regardless of the discipline, delivering projects on-time and on-budget is always difficult. When the project is a building, with many...
  4. Roundtable Review: Hiring & Firing

    Whether hiring for growth, for a niche skillset, for diversity, or for a new strategic initiative, the process can be time-consuming and...
  5. Roundtable Review: Exponential Growth

    On Thursday 1/28, we held our members’ roundtable on Exponential Growth. The session was co-led by Andrew Kotchen, Co-Founder and..
  6. Roundtable Review: Gaining Influence Through Thought Leadership

    Roundtable Review: Gaining Influence Through Thought Leadership

    On Thursday 11/19, we held our members’ roundtable on gaining influence through the use of creative thought leadership. The session..
  7. Design Driven Development

    Design Driven Development

    On June 25th, Brick & Wonder members joined co-leaders Jared Della Valle and Peter Guthrie for our roundtable session on..
  8. Client

    Roundtable Review – Client Relations & Retention

    On April 23rd, we held our Client Retention roundtable using a remote Zoom session. The roundtable was...
  9. Sustainable

    Roundtable Review: The Sustainable Building Imperative

    On Feb 20th, we held our Sustainability Roundtable at Spring Place in New York. The roundtable, titled “The...