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  • by Dave Rochlin Seeing Beyond the Headlights Foresight work in the era of exponential change   It is becoming widely acknowledged that we are moving into an era of disruption driven by exponential technology change. As John Hagel and John Seely Brown describe it, “The cost-performance of three core digital technology building blocks—computing power, storage, and bandwidth—has been ...
  • I’ve helped run at least two dozen innovation tournaments here at UC Berkeley-Haas, as part of various applied innovation courses (including ten simultaneous ones we recently fielded during our MBA Mid Program Academic Review Course. The goal of the tournaments is to demonstrate to students the power of iterative thinking and experimentation, as a tool for ...

Recent Client Projects


Peet’s Coffee and Tea pioneered the concept of specialty coffee in the US, and owns and operates hundreds of stores (as well as distributing via supermarkets.) As they expand, they are interested in having a Haas team identify new way to attract a broader consumer audience via innovative products, presentation, and experience.

PG&E | San Francisco, CA

Working with the Energy Efficiency group, a Haas team is identifying opportunities for new programs which encourage and leverage behavioral changes in the use of electricity among small and medium size businesses.


Hewlett Packard has fielded multiple Haas@Work student innovation projects, in the areas of connected services, gamification, and cloud/channel innovation. “Not only did the students deliver strong solutions that the HP executives were excited to implement, but they also influenced how the executives think about the innovation process.”


PayPal has worked with Haas@Work project courses on multiple occasions, on a variety of new product and service related projects. "I was impressed by all of the student teams… They brought customer empathy to the problem, re-framed it, and rapidly iterated potential solutions.

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