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5 October 2010

A request for help

Clark @ 6:05 am

I regularly review what I offer and do, trying to ensure an alignment between what the market needs and what I can offer, as is incumbent upon a consultant.  It’s all part of life in the age of perpetual beta.  Now, I think I have a pretty good idea of what I can do, and what the market needs, but there is the potential for some ‘blind spots’.

Ordinarily, I make my best stab and move on, but after working with my ITA colleagues and refining my understanding of the value of crowd-sourcing, I recognize that my perceptions may not be aligned with market perceptions about what I do or what is needed.  So, I’m putting out a request, and asking that you contribute.  Obviously, I’m hoping that if you’ve been reading this blog and/or know me, you will have some feel for what I (can) offer.

I’m asking that whether through comments on this blog post, by twitter (@quinnovator), or email or phone, you provide input on any or all of the following questions for me (as Quinnovation):

  • What services does and should Quinnovation (that is, me) offer?
  • What is, or should be, Quinnovation’s unique market position or value proposition?
  • What problems does or can Quinnovation solve as well or better than anyone?
  • Who is or should be Quinnovation’s target market?

Yes, ultimately it’s my responsibility, but it’s worthwhile to get your input.  Also, please feel free to be brutally honest; I’d rather have insight than inaccurate gentleness.  I welcome your feedback.  Thanks in advance, and eager to see what shows up!

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1 Comment

  1. 1. What services does and should Quinnovation (that is, me) offer?
    2. What is, or should be, Quinnovation’s unique market position or value proposition?
    3. What problems does or can Quinnovation solve as well or better than anyone?
    4. Who is or should be Quinnovation’s target market

    Clark: I work as a field rep for the Apprenticeship Division at the Mn Dept of Labor. I doubt that I will tell you anything you don’t know but here goes:

    1. Some of your recent posts have ( I think) made it clear to me that you are someonw who looks at learning needs of an organization and because of your varied background, you are able to propose a solution based on your work experience with different models, stratagies tools et. -You are also someone who can tell whether learning is the main issue or if it is covering up something else.

    2. I think the above may be part but not all of your unique value proposition

    3. In my work, I am starting to see the potential for mobile learning applications ( home health care for example) it appears that you could, based on your recent writing, be a resource of choice for this kind of work.

    4. Clark, I work with a diverse variety of companies and would like to learn more about the types of solutions that you provide but I am always asking myself – what is the most important – solution , methodology etc to learn first to be of help to companies carrying out apprenticeship programs. I don’t know what your target market should be but I think you would be a great help
    to people who are less experienced working in the field who need ideas and implementation process assistance.

    Comment by Rich Davy — 8 October 2010 @ 1:14 pm

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