Ace is a thoughtful listener, mediator, guide, and speaker with the ability to read an audience - in person or digitally - and draw from them their toughest questions, greatest vulnerabilities, and boldest ideas. An instinctive bridge-builder, he brings intellectual openness and deploys the most sophisticated techniques to ensure parties truly hear each other and stretch their creative minds to find innovative solutions to some of the world’s most intractable challenges.Ryan and Ace discuss why an elegant solution to the wrong problem is an elegant solution to the wrong problem; The Five Why’s; the anatomy of a good idea; 3 unique ideation methods: brainwriting, worst idea, other people’s shoes; product-side vs. human-side of solution testing; and control what you can control and influence the variables. Plus, Ace shares his biggest influences and lessons learned along the way. Get ready to laugh and be inspired.Episode Notes:EnvoyPrinciples of Improv Theater in PracticeThe Anatomy of a Good IdeaArt EspeyCami TéllezTommy NicholasJustin BullockCoffitivityEqual SonsJam with Ace: Manchester Orchestra, Michigander, Little Simz, Miles Davis,Explosions in the Sky, John Coltrane

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