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Travis Jacobs

Travis is the president of JA Simulations, a product design & development firm in Denver Colorado. We help clients solve problems & get to market faster with innovative & high quality products
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How Do We Execute To Win As A Team

Jun 13, 2019 9:28:20 PM / by Travis Jacobs posted in Leadership, Strategy, Tactics, Discipline, ExtremeOwnership, Focus

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The Dichotomy Of Leadership

Jun 4, 2019 8:11:51 AM / by Travis Jacobs posted in Leadership, Execution, Strategy, Discipline, ExtremeOwnership, Focus

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The CEO Challenge

Jun 1, 2019 6:11:27 PM / by Travis Jacobs posted in Leadership, Communication, Design, Innovation, Execution, Strategy, Tactics, Team, Winning, Purpose, Why

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$500,000 & Six Months Wasted

Jun 1, 2019 6:11:13 PM / by Travis Jacobs posted in Leadership, Communication, Fail, Innovation, Execution, Strategy, Tactics, Team, Winning, Purpose, Planning, Why

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I was talking with a client the other day let's call him Jack ...

Jack told me that the Talking Football was the dumbest idea he has ever heard of ... 

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Waste Waste Waste & More Waste

Jun 1, 2019 6:10:55 PM / by Travis Jacobs posted in Leadership, Fail, Innovation, Execution, Strategy, Tactics, Team, Winning, Purpose, Why, Waste

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 3 categories of Waste

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The "Ideal" Project ... Just Add Extreme Ownership

Jun 1, 2019 6:10:06 PM / by Travis Jacobs posted in Leadership, Communication, Innovation, Execution, Strategy, Tactics, Team, Winning, Purpose, Why

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The "Ideal" Project has 4 pieces

  1. Leadership & Communication
  2. Who ,,, What ... Why ... How ... Where
  3. Neutralizing Threats & Eliminating Waste
  4. Autopsies Without Blame
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The Pink Elephant ... Teasing Chaos

Jun 1, 2019 6:09:43 PM / by Travis Jacobs posted in Leadership, Communication, Fail, Innovation, Execution, Strategy, Tactics, Team, Winning, Purpose, Planning, Why

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The 10 Biggest Threats To Any Project

Jun 1, 2019 6:09:07 PM / by Travis Jacobs posted in Leadership, Communication, Innovation, Execution, Strategy, Tactics, Team, Winning, Purpose, Planning, Why

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The 10 Biggest Threats To Any Project

  1. Lack of leadership and communication
  2. Ego … Arrogance … Pride
  3. Denial & Ignorance
  4. The perfect plan
  5. Red tape & bureaucracy
  6. Doing things on the cheap
  7. Politics
  8. Micromanagement
  9. Scapegoating
  10. Toxicity
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What To Design .. Not How

Jun 1, 2019 6:08:46 PM / by Travis Jacobs posted in Leadership, Simulation, Communication, Innovation, Execution, Strategy, Tactics, Team, Winning, CEO

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Who ... What ... Why ... How ... Where

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The "Typical" Project ... It's About To Get Bumpy

Jun 1, 2019 6:08:26 PM / by Travis Jacobs posted in Leadership, Communication, Fail, Innovation, Execution, Strategy, Tactics, Team, Winning, Purpose, Planning, Why

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A description of the "Typical" Project

  1. Lack Of Leadership
  2. Excessive Red Tape
  3. Chaos & Fire Fighting
  4. Scapegoating
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