Upcoming Events: Business & Leadership
The Un-Quantified Self: A New Era in Business and TechDate: Wed, January 21, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
A case for the intrinsic connection between romance and business.
Tim Leberecht, Chief Marketing Officer, NBBJ; Former CMO, Frog Design; Author, The Business Romantic
In an age in which hyper-connectivity, big data and quantification increasingly define everyday life, many people would agree that their business lives are divorced from the sensitive side of their humanity. Tim Leberecht, former CMO of Frog Design and a current WEF advisor, argues that it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, Leberecht makes a big-hearted case for the intrinsic connection between romance and business, all the while urging us to search for more intuition, inconsistency and mystery at our workplaces and in our customer interactions.
The Business Solution to PovertyDate: Wed, January 21, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Mal Warwick, Author
Mal Warwick, Co-author, The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers
More than 60 years after the rich nations of the world began acting to end poverty, and after the expenditure of more than $2.5 trillion, more people today are living on $2 a day or less than the total population of the planet in 1950. Despite continuing optimism from the World Bank and the United Nations that they’re on track to eradicate poverty, Mal Warwick argues that traditional methods have failed and that only the private sector possesses the resources and the incentives to do the job. This lively presentation will explain how entrepreneurs and existing businesses can design, produce and market income-generating products that will enable 2.7 billion $2-a-day customers to lift themselves out of poverty.