I am very pleased to announce the launch of The Slingshot Awards - the world's first crowd-sourced awards for social transformation. The awards represent a new approach to drive social advancement, has the involvement of a prominent group of global thought-leaders, and is already generating strong media & corporate partnership interest.
A key tenet of the Slingshot Framework is to embrace the Innovation Shortcut: Combining traditionally separate, seemingly incongruous components to create exciting, new value propositions. Here is an entertaining example.
You may know this story as it is from 2009. But it is an evergreen classic, an entertaining cautionary tale of what can happen when a company does not care about causing pain points to its customers, and worse yet, when it does not handle its aftermath properly. Enjoy the story, and heed its message well!
It was great fun to give the opening presentation at the December ReForum Conference in Moscow. Organized by Winning The Hearts, the conference is the largest annual gathering of HR executives in Russia.
As 2016 draws to a close, let’s pause to reflect on the past and look forward to new beginnings in 2017. What better time to appreciate the fast pace of progress all around us, and to ponder how we can best be part of shaping the future?