My first source of inspiration is my team. I have the lucky chance to share my journey with companions with whom I share values, aspirations, intent, and daily work in research and consulting projects.

Our homebase is Leadin’Lab, the Laboratory for LEAdership Design and Innovation at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano.

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The Circle

My second source of inspiration are outstanding thinkers that I have been fortunate to meet, work and enjoy time with. They support me, challenge me, provide me with opportunities to grow. With their multidisciplinary background, they complement my perspective, my understanding and my competencies. 

Marco Iansiti, Harvard Business School

Alan MacCormack, Harvard Business School

Gary Pisano, Harvard Business School

Steve Prokesch, Harvard Business Press

Don Norman, Director, Design Lab at University of California, San Diego

Abraham (Rami) Shani, California Polytechnic State University

Rob Austin, Professor of Design and Technology Management at Ivey Business School, and Author, Harvard Business Press.

Jim Utterback, Sloan School of Management, MIT

Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer, PepsiCo

Valter Pieracciani, Chairman, Pieracciani, São Paulo, Brazil

Luis Dambra, IAE Business School, Buenos Aires

Ezio Manzini, Politecnico di Milano, School of Design

Francesco Zurlo, Politecnico di Milano, School of Design

Anna Meroni, Politecnico di Milano, School of Design

Stefano Maffei, Politecnico di Milano, School of Design

Paolo Landoni, Politecnico di Torino

Gianluca Loparco, Head of Deloitte Digital Transformation, Italy

Naiara Altuna, IBM Interactive Experience

Marco Fregonese, IBM

Massimo Mercati, Aboca

Joseph Press, Center fo Creative Leadership

Delphine Manceau, European Business School, Paris

François Jégou, Strategic Design Scenarios, Brussels

Celine Abecassis-Moedas, Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Erik Tempelman, Delft University of Technology

Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen

Finn Thorbjørn Hansen, Institute for Communication, Aalborg University, Denmark 

Anders Wickström, Sics, Sweden

Daved Berry, Professor of Creative Organization Studies, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden.

Nicki Morley, Brand Dynamics, UK

Rob Chatfield, Open Innovation Manager, Unilever, UK

Anna Wróblewska, Concordia Design, Poland

Carlo Magistretti, Sobha, Dubai

Diane Shane, Business Model Inc., Taiwan

Chun-Yuan (Tony) Chen, Commerce Development Research Institute, Taiwan

Yaegashi Kazaru, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Ross Pearce, Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand

Gerhard Vorster, Managing Director of Quidni Advisory, Patron Good Design Australia

The Organizations

My third source of inspirations are the people and organization we have been working with. We believe that, in management, great research does not happen in vitro. It comes only by working with organizations in real application projects; by engaging ourselves with pioneering leaders; by supporting them to achieve results that will make them and their teams grow.

It's only by immersing in different organizations, and then reflect, that we can develop better understanding and help others for real.  

We have been collaborating with large and small businesses, in product and service industries, in business-to-consumer and business-to-business markets, for profit and not for profit.

We also support policy makers and institutions to develop meaningful policies for innovation, research and design.