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Big ideas do not magically appear. There is no hidden storage unit of pre-generated ideas locked away in the recesses of our minds. Good ideas come from a process.

In this marketing-focused program, J.B. Bernstein shares the steps in his revolutionary “Idea Generation System.” This presentation is complete with cases studies and accomplishments from his career to show the system in action and the results.

Ideas are the lifeblood of business growth, but so few believe they are capable of coming up with them. After this presentation, business leaders walk away with fresh thoughts on how to better foster a culture of big ideas and creativity that can permeate their entire organization.

More importantly, the rank and file leave with not only the belief that big ideas are within their grasp, but also the simple tools to start bringing new ideas and results to their own business.

Charles shares how, as a 24-year-old teacher at a Bronx high school, he created a model of giving hailed as "the future of philanthropy" by The New York Times. His story covers the high school wrestling coach who inspired him to become a teacher, the most humiliating mistake he ever made getting DonorsChoose.org off the ground, and the most poignant moments, such as the projects teachers created to recover from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.  Today, teachers at half of all the public schools in America have created projects on DonorsChoose.org, and more than a million people have given $200 million.

Charles connects this story to the rise of Kickstarter and Etsy, sites that—like DonorsChoose.org—enable anyone to go public with their originality.  These sites signal a profound change in how long you have to wait, and who you have to know, and how lucky you have to be, to bring a good idea to life.  They represent a new kind of marketplace where gatekeepers no longer stand in your way.

Charles enables the audience to experience this change by giving everyone a DonorsChoose.org gift card (underwritten by his speaker’s fee) to spend on a classroom project of their choice, so they can directly connect with a classroom in need.

David Blaine (Exclusively WSB)

The world’s most famous magician will take your audience on a journey into his world of magic that will leave them believing they have the power to achieve the impossible. With the wonderment of magic, David Blaine brings his up close and personal style combined with his determination and inspirational methods to a new level which has led some to call him a modern-day scientist. At his presentation at TEDMED he was one of only two speakers to receive a standing ovation. He took the audience on a journey describing how he was able to hold his breath underwater for 17 minutes—a world record (only two minutes shorter than this entire talk!)—and what his often death-defying work means to him. Blaine delivers a one-of-a-kind performance where he interacts and engages your audience and showcases his unique brand of magic and his world-renowned feats of endurance. Blaine’s riveting repertoire thrills audiences and is certain to be one of the more unique experiences they will have.

David Blaine (Exclusively WSB)

The world's most famous magician sits down to give his perspectives on what it's like to be the center of so many infamous feats. Called "the hottest name in magic" by USA Today, Blaine takes questions from the audience, giving them a front row seat to the headline-making stunts that have captured the public's attention over the last decade.

David Blaine (Exclusively WSB)

In this 60-minute stage performance, David Blaine’s magic and test of endurances will defy expectations. From card tricks to some of the amazing feats from his ABC Special (November, 2013) he will leave your audience spellbound, shocked and speechless.

George Blankenship (Exclusively WSB)

What does it take to transform a company from status quo market contender to forward-thinking and dynamic player of the future? Industry leader and expert George Blankenship looks to the future and explores this question in an engaging and thought-provoking presentation. Widely recognized as the architect of Apple’s brand-building retail strategy, Blankenship formulated and executed one of the most successful retail growth strategies in history by turning the classic engagement model on its head. Most recently, he revolutionized the auto industry by redefining the car-buying experience in his executive role at Tesla Motors. Bringing 30 years of industry experience and invigorating insight, Blankenship shows you how to build your brand based on the unique value that your company provides and how to market and attract new customers. Audience members take away fresh, fascinating ideas and innovative tools for rethinking their role in a competitive environment.

Laszlo Bock (Exclusively WSB)

Laszlo Bock's New York Times bestselling Work Rules! synthesizes a decade of explosive growth at Google, the latest cutting-edge academic research and examples from the worlds of sports, art, nutrition, and business into 10 steps any organization can take to make work better. He explains how to build an unbeatable culture and hire better, why you should "pay unfairly", when to be frugal and when to be generous, and why your smallest actions can have the biggest impact. Taken together, he offers a roadmap to building an unbeatable organization. As John Doerr, managing director of the seminal venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers explained, "these principles are the handbook for high performance teams that win."

Brainstorming? Open Innovation? SIT?  The landscape is full of methodologies promising to take your organization to new heights. But what does the data say? This provocative keynote reveals the truth behind the innovation industry and shares how to evaluate the plethora of creativity methods.

Many believe that children have an innate creative advantage over adults.  Not so.  Children need to be taught the cognitive skills of creativity like anyone else.  Parents often “outsource” this to schools that are ill prepared to teach.  In this keynote, Drew shares a framework that any parent or teacher can use to prepare children to be more creative.

In today’s information based economy, ideas are an extraordinarily valuable asset, fueling professional growth and driving your organization’s success.  What can you do to help your organization become a magnet for great ideas?  How can you leverage “The Hunt” for great ideas as a source of competitive advantage?

Professor Andy Boynton has spent a career working with executives around the world answering these very questions.  Most recently, Dean Boynton and his co-author Bill Fischer, have provided executives with powerful insight into how to create an idea-intensive organization in their ground breaking book, THE IDEA HUNTER:  How to Find the Best Ideas and Make Them Happen.

Andy shares the essential skills and tools of idea hunting in his highly interactive executive education program, delivered in 90 minute, half day or full day formats.  In all formats, Andy’s speech is customized and integrated with video case studies, participation by attendees, and tangible takeaway tools that can be implemented immediately. 

Andy demonstrates how ideas drive progress for individual leaders, high performance teams, or winning organizations.  He shares stories of great idea hunters from Henry Ford to Pablo Picasso and from Thomas Edison to Warren Buffett.  He highlights four steps to become an effective IDEA HUNTER: 

I -   Become intensely INTERESTED – become a learning machine

D – DIVERSIFY your idea web – take a different path and learn from weird people

E – EXERCISE your idea muscles daily

A – AGILE – adapt, reuse, and test the ideas around you to create new uses

Dean Boynton also demonstrates how creating world-class “IDEA HUNTER” capabilities and culture in your organization will lead to:

  • High performance leadership and teamwork
  • Effective change management
  • Strategy formation and implementation
  • Innovation, creativity and originality
  • Greater engagement and empowerment

Each presentation is specifically customized to the needs of the group and can focus on such areas as:  TEAM INNOVATION, INDIVIDUAL CREATIVITY, LEADERSHIP, CHANGE MANAGEMENT, STRATEGY or other management issues central to your organization’s success.

THIS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE IN SESSION LENGTHS OF 90 MINUTES UP TO A FULL DAY

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