We are a source of new ideas and growth, helping our clients, usually Global Fortune 250 firms, to thrive in times of tumultuous change, like these.

We work with clients to engage their markets and customers, study and solve problems and learn new things. We do this by leading collaborative research and design projects.

Armed with creative methods and powerful tools and through a network of connected and talented people all over the world, we grapple with the big problems of the day and help our clients to change and bring change -- bettering lives and bettering living for people everywhere.



Machine owners need help, who will give it?


When markets contract or slow or products mature, supply chains become less cooperative and more combative, fighting over price and power. Meanwhile, users need help, more than ever.


Our process helped confirm Harken's intuition that even in the face of globalization, lifetime quality and service trumps first cost for most customers, so they stayed out of the race to the bottom.

Johnson Controls Facility Management capabilities seemed to align well with the burgeoning Health Care market. Our research helped the company develop its market entry strategy, leading to rapid growth and high returns.

Our process helped a Milwaukee educational not-for-profit put its lakefront development plans back on track after fits and starts, helping to bring hands-on learning about water resources to thousands of city kids.