We were delighted to learn that a new book out called “The Laws of Subtraction” features a section on d.school faculty member Perry Klebahn. For those of you who have experienced Perry’s deft touch as a teacher, coach or leader, you know he’s truly one of a kind.
Bob Sutton, who co-authored the piece, said this:
“Diego Rodriguez and I were delighted to write a little piece on Perry Klebahn for Matt May’s fantastic new book The Laws of Subtraction. The accompanying little essay only scratches the surface: We could write a long article or even a book about all the subtle methods that Perry has in his bag of tricks that make him a master coach and teacher. Perry is someone who does and lives design thinking, his actions speak louder than his words. We have always been especially impressed with his diagnostic skills. Perry can predict — with remarkable precision — the junctures at which design teams will move quickly and freely during the process and the junctures at which they will become frustrated, stuck, and grouchy. He can tell what kinds of problems a team is having just by watching them for a minute or two, and routinely gets them on track by jumping in, asking a question or two, or making a quick suggestion. We are grateful to the Stanford d.school for creating a place where we can work with and learn from someone like Perry.”
To read a (different) excerpt from the book, check out this link.