What if it takes the same thing to solve complex real-world problems, that it does to raise a child?
Real-world problems, the kinds that keep us up at night and staying back at work, are often much more complicated than the Band-Aid solutions that we apply to solve them with. Business as usual says it’s a race to sell an answer, but those of us who have played the game long enough know that simply selling an answer doesn’t lead to delivering long-term value. There needs to be another way.
What if it takes the same thing to deliver valued innovation, that it does to engage in memorable conversations?
At the heart of every worthwhile innovation is a conversation that birthed new learnings as a result of questioning, listening and understanding. However, what is there to be heard and understood if we don’t have a shared language, to begin with? Having the right people in the room isn’t enough if we’re not committed to sharing a language that can spark meaningful change.
What if it takes the same thing to make giants leaps forward in life, that it does to take baby steps?
Most things worth pursuing usually don't come easy. When our progress in an arena still looks like nothing, sometimes it doesn’t seem worth continuing with. But maybe there’s more to our baby steps than we realise.
So Why Zapien?
We’re trying something different because, from our perspectives, business as usual for the most part hasn’t worked. We exist for professionals and consultants who are ready to quit masquerading as having all the answers to our client's complex needs.
We want to start an open conversation that invites skilled practitioners from divergent disciplines to collaborate with us in exploring holistic ways to deliver increased value to societal and commercial problems.
is simple in theory, yet nuanced in practice. Establishing a multidisciplinary community and think tank that promotes the diversity of people and professions, the power of questioning and the importance of feedback that empowers progress.
is contextual yet collaborative; a marathon and yet a sprint. We admit that we don't have all the answers, but we're sure that by bringing together the minds, skills and perspectives of divergent practitioners who are aligned in vision; we'll be able to make a significant contribution to understanding problems more holistically.
Our Value Proposition
isn't a silver bullet to solve societal and commercial problems, but an empty chair that invites collaboration to understand the myriad of perspectives and experiences that colour our complex lives.
is long-term by design because we understand that solving problems holistically requires having the stamina to run a marathon and not a hill sprint.
isn't selling a product or a service but instead building a community to start an open conversation with professionals from all spheres on how we together can work towards investigating, understanding and solving societal and commercial problems more holistically.