The Click Moment
Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World
Success, we're told, is the outcome of careful planning, analysis, and strategy. But the truth is that success is far more random than we'd like to believe. In fact, in today's complex, volatile, and random world, the five-year business plan is obsolete. Going through the motions can no longer guarantee strong performance. If planning is out the window, what do you have? According to Frans Johansson, you must look for "click moments"—rare opportunities, often serendipitous, to change course. In this talk, he will discuss how to spot click moments and increase their occurrence in your life, how to place lots of high-potential bets, and how to leverage the complex forces that follow into a winning strategy.
The Medici Effect
Groundbreaking Innovation at the Intersection of Disciplines and Cultures
What do goat's milk, spiders, and fishing lines have in common? Fiber optics and concrete? Ant hills and architecture? Most of us would assume nothing. But from each of these seemingly random combinations have come radical innovations that have created whole new fields. In this talk, Frans Johansson takes us on a fascinating journey to The Intersection™—a place where ideas from different fields and cultures meet and collide, ultimately igniting an explosion of extraordinary, new innovations. Through the Medici principles of innovation, see how companies become global leaders; how products and services yield huge margins; and how the most unlikely of people have outdone the experts in their own fields.
Diversity Drives Innovation
The world is changing fast. People today are more global than ever and move often between many cultures and countries. Companies, cities, and nations must compete on a global basis. In this new order of rising economies and beleaguered first-world nations, diversity is more important than ever for innovation. Frans explains how today's most innovative companies form culturally diverse talent pools and teams as a specific strategy to innovate. These companies have become #1 brand leaders, R&D centers—and very profitable. In this program, Frans clearly and persuasively shows what happens when companies make diversity their most powerful innovation tool.