World Innovation Forum - The Pressure to be Insightful
I spend some of my time on short term issues and some on longer term. I consider going to a seminar day like today as a "long term" use of time. It inspires me.
Being outside of my usual busy day allows me to reflect. And having speakers to inspire thought is a great way to do it. I have some of my best ideas on days like this. And increasingly I realize that one of my primary strengths is creativity and ideas. I am a big believer that my greatest value happens when I spend time in my primary strength areas. And polishing strengths is a great way to gain competitive advantage.
The event is put on by WOBI - short for World of Business Ideas. They know how to put on a good event. The speaker line up is impressive:
Mauro Porcini - Design Thinker at 3M. He is speaking now. He is a good energetic speaker to start the day.
Michael Martin- Marketing and Strategy (a high interest topic for me)
Rebecca Henderson - (Co-director of the Business and Environment Initiative at Harvard) Building sustainable Organizations
Daniel Pink (one of my favorite authors/thinkers)
And lots more.