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business strategy | Mar 12th, 2018

Real Solutions To Modern Meltdowns: Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik’s New Book is Out Now

“To be alive in the 21st century is to rely on countless complex systems that profoundly affect our lives—from the electrical grid and water treatment plants to transportation systems and communication networks to healthcare and the law. But sometimes these systems fail.” András Tilcsik and Chris... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Nov 21st, 2017

Disappointed by the So-Called Digital Age? David Sax Offers an Analog Solution in The New York Times

A decade into the digital utopia, and its dark side is finally showing. Every day we learn another way our devices are making us miserable. Enter David Sax. He’s a sophisticated observer of consumer behaviour and author of one of the New York Times Top Ten Books of the Year, The Revenge of Analog.... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Oct 11th, 2017

“Inside Donald Trump’s Head”: The Viral Interview Between Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes, and the President

“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 →
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