Stengel studied 50 of the world’s top companies (and thousands of brands) and found a cause-and-effect relationship between a companies’ financial performance and its ability to connect with fundamental human emotions, hopes, values, and greater purposes — a shift to shared growth and prosperity based on ideals of improving people’s lives.
Michael Raynor is playing a central role in transforming the management of innovation from an art to a science. What innovation will succeed? When it will take off and for how long? He addresses how to apply Disruption deliberately to increase the odds of innovation success.
Robert Courteau, president, SAP North America is responsible for all of SAP’s business operations in the US and Canada. Given the advancements in information technology and a diverse and global workforce that needs information –anywhere, any time — the need to effectively manage and share information, and the ability to distill this content in a timely and useable fashion is integral to adding value to products, customers and shareholders.
Howard Marks is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. He expounds on such concepts as “second-level thinking,” the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. His client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. He is author of The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor
Freedman was described by The New York Times as “the voice of aging baby boomers who are eschewing retirement for … meaningful and sustaining work later in life.”…..The Wall Street Journal says, “In the past decade, Mr. Freedman has emerged as a leading voice in discussions nationwide about the changing face of retirement.”
World-renowned for his seminal work on judgment, decision making, and happiness and well-being, Daniel Kahneman has has been major influence on notable writers like Dan Ariely, Richard Thaler, Steven Pinker, and Daniel Gilbert. His ideas have revolutionized economics, medicine, psychology, philosophy, legal studies, and a host of other disciplines by challenging fundamental ideas about rationality in thinking and decision making.
Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig — one of America’s foremost intellectuals, and an expert on ethics — discusses the most vexing problem in American democracy: How money corrupts or nation’s politics.
Jeff Jarvis examines the tension between privacy and publicness that is transforming how we form communities, create identities, do business, and live our lives. Thanks to the internet, we now live and work—more and more—in public.
A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future….Former two-term governor of Michigan on her efforts to repair healthcare; educational and infrastructure systems and rebuild manufacturing in Michigan.
The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. In 2007 Business Week named Eric Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech.
The Future of Newspapers…Join us for a Live Talks Business Forum with James O’Shea, former editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times and former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune