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Business confidence for designers. The d.MBA is an online business program for design leaders, who aim to run more balanced organizations. We believe in a different business world, by design. The podcast is hosted by Alen Faljic, the founder and CEO of d.MBA and an ex-IDEO business designer.

Popular episodes

60- Aarron Walter - Business case for emotional design

Nov 19 • 40:23

Aarron Walter is Director of Product on the COVID Response team at Resolve to Save Lives. Previously, he was VP of Content at InVision, and founded the UX practice at Mailchimp where he helped grow the product from a few thousand users to more than 10 million. He's the author of a number of books, the latest of which is a second edition of Designing for Emotion....

59- Hidden costs behind every decision

Sep 1 • 11:56

The opportunity costs are a super important concept for our decision-making process. They describe potential benefits that we miss out on because we decided to do something else. For example, focusing the company’s resources on rebranding instead of product development. In this episode, we will cover:...

58- Guestimation Challenge 2

Jul 20 • 38:06

In the guestimation challenge, two contenders make fast estimations with very little data available. This game imitates a real-world scenario, where we need to estimate certain numbers for our projects. For example, when we want to understand the size of our competitors, how much revenue our product or service idea could make, etc....

57- The good and the bad side of scaling companies

Jun 29 • 16:58

Economies of Scale is one of the most fundamental concepts in business, which define how competitive are our organizations. In this episode, we dive deep into what this concept really is and explain:...

56- Yancey Strickler ex-CEO @Kickstarter - Towards more generous capitalism

May 4 • 50:31

Yancey Strickler is the cofounder and ex-CEO of Kickstarter, which revolutionized the field of early-stage investments with the crowdfunding model. The company has helped raise over $5 billion for more than 200,000 projects....

55- Why would Tesla accept Bitcoin payments?

Mar 30 • 46:35

Last week, Tesla announced that it will let customers buy their cars with cryptocurrency Bitcoin. We break down the business rationale for this decision and use it as a good excuse to introduce business topics such as:...

54- Guestimation Challenge

Feb 16 • 47:07

This is our first ever Guestimation Challenge!...

53- Prototyping with Numbers

Feb 1 • 25:31

52- Can you become business-savvy without compromising design values?

Dec 9 • 11:37

51- Circular economy, outcome-based pricing, cutting out middlemen

Nov 18 • 51:20

In the latest Business Design Jam, Alen is joined by two d.MBA mentors, Jo Roberts (Lead business designer at Designit) and Andreea Strachină (business designer expert at PWC IXDS). They talked about:...

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