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innovation | May 17th, 2019

With 10 Million Views, Jeremy Gutsche’s Better and Faster Is the #1 Innovation Talk in Video History

“Your big idea is so much closer than you think,” says Trend Hunter CEO and innovation speaker Jeremy Gutsche in his fire-starting innovation talk, Better and Faster. Having just rung the bell on 10 million views, this viral milestone makes Gutsche the #1 innovation speaker in video history (and in... Continue Reading →
innovation | Apr 10th, 2019

Loonshots—Safi Bahcall’s Breakthrough Book on Nurturing Innovation—is Now a Next Big Idea Club Selection

Loonshots, Safi Bahcall’s instant Wall Street Journal bestseller, is now a Next Big Idea Club selection—chosen by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink, and Adam Grant as “one of the most groundbreaking nonfiction reads of the season.”   Drawing on the science of phase transitions—think... Continue Reading →
innovation | Mar 19th, 2019

Loonshots, Safi Bahcall’s Much Anticipated Book About Nurturing Big, Innovative, World-Changing Ideas, is Out Today!

Already named a top 10 book of 2019 by The Washington Post, Business Insider and Inc., Safi Bahcall’s Loonshots is “not to be missed by anyone who wants to understand how ideas change the world.” Bahcall is a physicist and entrepreneur who’s spent his career studying “loonshots”—the wild ideas,... Continue Reading →
innovation | Feb 21st, 2019

Good People Kill Great Ideas. Loonshots Author Safi Bahcall Has Developed “The Innovation Equation” to Fix That.

The CEOs of GE, Nokia, and RIM (BlackBerry) all believed they’d made innovation a pillar of their corporate culture, yet all of them ended up rejecting important innovations and costing themselves billions. “Why do good teams, with excellent people and the best intentions, kill great ideas?”... Continue Reading →
innovation | Jan 18th, 2019

New Lavin Speaker Charles Fishman Explains What We Can Learn from Some of the Biggest, Most Innovative Projects in History

Charles Fishman is a world-class storyteller. He’s spent his career getting inside organizations—big and small, familiar and unknown—and explaining how they work. In his New York Times bestselling The Wal-Mart Effect, Fishman transformed the public’s understanding of the mega-corporation. In The... Continue Reading →
innovation | Jan 4th, 2019

Top 10 Innovation Keynote Speakers

The world is changing—fast. Innovation and creativity are becoming the most valuable assets a company can hire for, encourage and cultivate. But how does innovation actually happen? What does it really look like in action? These innovation keynote speakers are professors, entrepreneurs, scientists;... Continue Reading →
innovation | Dec 13th, 2018

New Lavin Speaker Safi Bahcall Wrote the Book on Loonshots: Big, Innovative Ideas That Change the World

Safi Bahcall is a physicist and entrepreneur who’s spent his career studying “loonshots”: the wild ideas, widely dismissed as crazy, that end up changing the world. In Loonshots, his much-anticipated new book on the subject, Bahcall uses illustrative historical examples and bold analysis to reveal... Continue Reading →
innovation | Oct 31st, 2018

Looking to History (Without Repeating It): New Speech Topic on Innovation from Consumer Behavior Expert David Sax

Everyone wants to get their hands on that shiny new idea, the one that solves a problem or moves a million units. The problem, says David Sax, is that if you’re chasing the last bright shiny thing, you’re likely going to miss the solution you really need. In his latest vibrant and... Continue Reading →
innovation | Oct 24th, 2018

The Icons & Ideas Making the World WIRED: EIC Nicholas Thompson’s Summit Celebrates the Magazine’s Past, Present & Future

The four-day summit, named WIRED25, was a celebration of the ideas, innovations, and icons that made the world wired. In addition to work immersions, keynotes, and even a robot petting zoo, editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson, conducted thoughtful, illuminating interviews with LinkedIn CEO Jeff... Continue Reading →
innovation | Mar 16th, 2017

Sneak Peak: David Robertson’s The Power of Little Ideas, from LEGO to Gatorade

The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk, High Reward Approach to Innovation, Wharton professor David Robertson’s latest book after 2015’s Brick by Brick, goes even deeper into LEGO’s particular model of innovation. And this company wasn’t alone, according to the book’s new trailer. Brands like... Continue Reading →
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