David Butler, has been recognised by Fast Company as one of its 'Masters of Design'. David talks about how Coca Cola has designed for scale using the framework: Explore – Simplify, Standardise, Integrate – Scale.
Taking ‘small, sharp bets’ allows the opportunity to test new ideas and markets without compromising what has already been built, the importance of being really clear about what your core business is and launching early – the day you launch something you learn twice as much as what you knew the day before
Joe discusses how businesses can seize on new opportunities and re-invent themselves quickly and effectively; why you shouldn’t be afraid of failure; the importance of reverse engineering; the importance of building a culture around an idea and why entrepreneurship is not genetic or a phenomenon.
Named one of the 1000 Most Creative People by Fast Company Magazine in 2014, Gadi talks about the importance of creativity and emotional connection in a technological age and explains why some chaos at the beginning of a project can be a good thing.
Neuroanatomist, Jill Bolte Taylor, explains the differences in the way the left and right hemispheres of the brain process information; the fact that people have a preference for one over the other; and how to value these preferences to form a cohesive team in an organisation.
Gadi Amit explains 'creative chaos' and how it can help to reach the point of maximum creative potential on a problem sooner. He also shares his view on opportunities for New Zealand businesses to create something unique on the world stage.
Harvard Business School Professor, Joe Lassiter provides insights on what it takes to be a good entrepreneur, discussing the two timeframes an entrepreneur must live in and the ideal size/composition of an entrepreneurial team.
Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Cola Company, David Butler, discusses how to combine the 'fixed' and 'flexible' elements of an organisation - from products to people - to design for scale or agility.
Executive Director and Founder of International Volunteer HQ, Dan Radcliffe, discusses the importance of 'reverse engineering' - looking at where you see your business in 10 or 20 years time and working backwards to achieve it using small, sharp bets.
Andy Papathanassiou became the first ever ‘pit crew coach’ when he was hired as a member of NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports team in 1992. His philosophy and views as an outsider ultimately shifted the paradigm of how pit crews select and train their members.
Aura Oslapas is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Design Officer US electronic retailer Best Buy, a role in which she helped transform Best Buy into the clear authority and destination for technology products and services in the consumer-driven, omnichannel world.
Rainer Wessler, Executive Creative Director of global design and innovation firm frog, shares his insights into doing business in China, including the importance of widening your lens beyond your customer, what you can lean from local businesses and never underestimating the sophistication of the China market.