What is a typical engagement?
There isn't one. Every opportunity space is unique and so it our approach. We take a bespoke posture that fits to your particulars.
How can we get a taste of what you have to offer?
Many of our engagements begin with us coming to give a potential client a fireside chat on a topic of relevance. It may explore how attachment theory can add to the approach to building the company's brand. Or the talk may be about holocracy. These talks often spark the conversations needed to ultimately define a tight scope designed to deliver the greatest possible value.
How are you different from other innovation consultancies?
We differ on a number of important characteristics.
A. We are able to bring real theoretical rigor to bear in agile applications to provide teams higher external validity within the constraints of their operations.
B. Technology is instrumental in how we achieve depth of understanding at speed. We use matrixed methodologies that garner high-touch interactions while allowing us to sample widely dispersed populations.
C. Culture is not relegated to the margins. When dealing with diverse workforces or global markets, understanding cultural context is key. Knowing where culture is a key variant and where pan-human universals rule, is often prerequisite to developing effective strategies.
Where does the name come from? Sounds remotely colonial...
The King's Indian is the name of a chess move made famous by Bobby Fisher. His favorite strategy, The King's Indian played a central role in several of his wins, including his 1967 game against Lhamsuren Myagmarsuren. The original ploy was named The Indian, for its country of origin. India is also where chess originated. When the tactic is flipped and played on the King's side of the board, it is referred to as The King's Indian.