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business strategy | Oct 11th, 2017

“Inside Donald Trump’s Head”: Speaker Randall Lane’s Exclusive Forbes Interview with the President Goes Viral

“Donald Trump didn’t get rich building businesses,” says Forbes editor Randall Lane in his instantly viral interview with the president. “Instead, his forte lies in transactions—buying and selling and cutting deals that assure him a win regardless of the outcome for others.”  Providing a rare and... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Mar 23rd, 2017

New Videos: Adam Bryant on Enhancing the Relationships that Promote Office Culture

Having culled years of leadership wisdom for his weekly New York Times “Corner Office” column, Adam Bryant knows what it takes to be a great CEO. In the following six videos, Bryant outlines the simple but profound principles that help employers and employees align goals, hear each other out, and... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Mar 21st, 2017

Ajay Agrawal’s Creative Destruction Lab: Driving the Potential of Artificial Intelligence

Rotman’s Creative Destruction Lab is “paving the way for a more vibrant Canadian economy,” touts The Globe and Mail’s recent front page. In the associated “Report on Business” cover story, CLD founder and CEO Ajay Agrawal unpacks the profoundly successful concept behind this revolutionary lab.... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Dec 2nd, 2016

American Business Under Trump: Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes, on Innovation and Ingenuity under the New Presidency

How will business fare under Trump? How will this new government affect entrepreneurship, tech, and innovation across the nation, from Silicon Valley to Middle-America to Wall Street? Randall Lane—editor of Forbes, one of the world’s most respected magazines on business and innovation—explores what... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Oct 3rd, 2016

This Week: Jeremy Gutsche Hosts Trend Hunter’s Future Festival, October 5–7

This week, Toronto is home to one of the most exciting innovation events in the world. That’s right—Trend Hunter’s Future Festival is once again upon us: three days of dynamic keynotes and innovation workshops, on-trend cultural safaris, exclusive access to consumer insights, invaluable networking... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Sep 28th, 2016

Do More with Less: Introducing New Speaker Scott Sonenshein

In business and in life, do we need more to achieve more? In other words, are we held back by a lack of resources, money, or people—or can we do great things, despite our limitations? To Scott Sonenshein, author of the much-anticipated book Stretch (February, 2017), constraints are actually... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Jul 14th, 2016

Beyond the Bottom Line: Lavin Speakers on Customer-Centricity

In sales and in marketing, we’re always thinking of the bottom line. But often—and as these Lavin keynote speakers reveal—if we place our customers’ needs first, ROI will follow. Moreover, as your reputation as a customer-centric business grows, your company’s image will flourish. And in the age of... Continue Reading →
business strategy | May 3rd, 2016

New Videos: Randall Lane Navigates the Changing Terrain of Business

As the editor of Forbes Magazine, Randall Lane stands on the cusp of what’s new in business—especially businesses leveraging nascent technology to innovate and disrupt. And with Lane at the helm, the publication hit record-breaking readership numbers (6.7 million in the U.S. alone). In these new... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Dec 14th, 2015

The Nexus of Tech, Culture & Politics: Introducing New Speaker Ari Wallach

If you want to stay competitive and responsive in today’s economy, you’ll need more than narrow-field expertise. Major economic, political, and demographic shifts overlap with new disruptive technologies, consumer habits, and products—and the key is in seeing how things intersect. That’s why top... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Dec 6th, 2015

A ‘Yes’ in One Culture Is a ‘No’ in Another: Erin Meyer in Harvard Business Review

In today’s international economy, what works in negotiations at home might lead to disasters abroad. Expectations for behavior and etiquette differ from one culture to the next, and even subtle misreadings can sabotage fruitful partnerships. As cross-cultural business expert Erin Meyer writes in... Continue Reading →
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