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Over 5 Million Views for Innovation Speaker Jeremy Gutsche’s “Better & Faster” Keynote

Major congratulations are due to one of our top innovation speakers, Jeremy Gutsche! His “Better & Faster” keynote—available to watch here—has surpassed five million views! An incredible achievement, but certainly not surprising. Once you witness Gutsche’s charisma, creativity, and unique insights into entrepreneurship, disruption, adaptation, and business success, you’ll know exactly why.   This inspiring […]

Candy Chang’s Installations at Athens’ Onassis Cultural Centre

Candy Chang’s participatory art installations, including the wildly popular “Before I Die,” (called “one of the most creative community projects ever” by The Atlantic) are now on display at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece. Her works, which began their Athens run with “School of the Future” in February and March, will remain viewable […]

Maria Konnikova Links Procrastination to Creativity in Quartz

“You’re actually doing the smartest and most productive thing in the world if you waste time,” says author Maria Konnikova, as procrastinators everywhere breathe a collective sigh of relief. According to Konnikova, the best approach for a new creative assignment is to delay starting it for a while. In a recent Quartz article, the New Yorker psychology […]

#AskASpeaker #11: Twitter Q&A with Janna Levin

On Thursday, March 31, we spoke with cosmologist, author, and TED Speaker Janna Levin as part of our ongoing #AskASpeaker series: live Q&As on Twitter with our social media-savvy speakers. Levin’s currently promoting her recently-published third book, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space (Knopf): “a fascinating, firsthand history of the scientific pursuit to […]

Better and Faster: Jeremy Gutsche’s New Book and Keynote Coming Soon

Late last week, innovation speaker Jeremy Gutsche dropped by our Toronto office to hand-deliver advance copies of his new book Better and Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas (March 2015, Crown Business)—plus some Better and Faster pumpkin beer. Have we mentioned Jeremy is the best? Our President David Lavin was at the New York […]

First Look: Work Smarter with Jeremy Gutsche’s New Book, Better and Faster

What do you do with data collected from a 100,000,000-person audience? If you're Jeremy Gutsche, innovation speaker and founder of Trendhunter.com, you leverage the power of all that data to study what actually causes opportunity. The result is a series of frameworks for finding better ideas faster: tested and perfected with several hundred brands and […]

Forecasting Trends: Innovation Speaker Jeremy Gutsche On Wine & TIFF

Wolf Blass Wines are celebrating their 30th year in Canada—and they enlisted our highly requested innovation speaker Jeremy Gutsche to help make it a success! The founder of Trendhunter.com is often looked to for his ability to conduct cutting-edge market research and supercharge innovation. For his role with the company, Gutsche was instrumental in drumming […]

Innovation Speaker John Maeda Says Art Can Help The Economy [VIDEO]

“Why does STEAM policy matter?” asks innovation speaker John Maeda of his quest to turn the current curriculem of STEM courses (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) into STEAM courses (the A representing the addition of arts). The answer is simple. “It is how America will reign competitive and remain the leader in the 21st century.” In […]

The Boomer Revolution: Jeremy Gutsche Gets Into Their Heads In A New Doc

Innovation speaker Jeremy Gutsche wants you to understand the mindset of the baby boomer. Considering there were 8.2 million babies born during the baby boom, and these people now account for 2/3 of consumer spending—it's probably in your best interest to get inside their heads. In a new documentary from Dreamfilm Productions, Gutsche tells you […]

Creating A Cultural Connection: Jeremy Gutsche at Parallels Summit 2013

What are you trying to do with your company? It may sound like an easy question, but as innovation speaker Jeremy Gutsche told the audience at the Parallels Summit 2013, understanding your company's goals are key components to drafting an effective strategy. “Why should I choose you versus any of the other competitive vendors in the […]

Visualize The Future: Tom Wujec Live Illustrates The Bloomberg Conference

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but imagine transforming thousands of words into meaningful pictures. That's what Tom Wujec, an innovation speaker and Fellow at Autodesk, did for the Bloomberg Businessweek Design Conference. As each speaker presented their ideas, Wujec furiously translated their thoughts into images. He completed each sketch in real-time […]

Building A Visible Brand: Jeremy Gutsche on Capturing Consumer Attention

Even though we're only a week into 2013, innovation speaker Jeremy Gutsche already has a firm handle on the upcoming trends for this year. As he explains in his interview with The Globe and Mail (check it out here), the next big thing in marketing for 2013 is creating a connection with your consumer. Whether […]

BNN Headline: Jeremy Gutsche Predicts The Top Marketing Trends For 2013

In a recent discussion on BNN Headline, innovation speaker Jeremy Gutsche gave a wrap-up of the most promising trends in marketing from 2012—and weighs in on what he thinks will be big in the year to come.  As the founder of Trendhunter.com, one of the world's largest trend spotting websites, Gutsche is constantly evaluating the […]