Category: Conferences

50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition)

The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder. Continue reading

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Social consumerism or capitalism?  You decide.

Today, there is a lot of talk about “social consumerism.” In fact, my colleague, Monica, has used the phrase at least a dozen times in conversation with me since she returned from South by Southwest last week. But, at what point is social consumerism really capitalism in disguise? Continue reading

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I believe that women represent a tremendous, untapped resource that has produced and will continue to yield huge returns for organizations and the communities they support. Through the power of women’s entrepreneurial activity, we create growth and prosperity while driving solutions for business and social problems. Women are a driving force of entrepreneurial growth and leading real, fundamental economic change. Continue reading

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Innovation at World Bank, Disney, Nasa, AstraZeneca and more

Robert Brands reporting from the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in New York City, captured an impressive range of leadership insights and experience from Pfizer, Disney, Sony, and NASA and others on innovation best practices, metrics, and breakthrough strategies. Continue reading

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Designing Beautiful Business

Being a beautiful business is the future of business. The first step is to know what and where to know how to design a business to be beautiful. Use qualities of beauty and design principles as guidelines. Continue reading

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I hosted the yearly Innovation Conference in China — marking its 7th year in 2013 — the conference allows EMC employees around the world to pause for one day and consider how to participate in EMC’s corporate innovation activites. Continue reading

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The Chief Innovation Officer Summit brings together innovation leaders from a range of industries to “incite discovery, inspire change & facilitate a cross-pollination of ideas”. Panelists from some of the most innovative companies such as Pfizer, Disney, Sony, and NASA discussed innovation best practices, innovation metrics, and breakthrough strategies. Continue reading

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