I am looking forward to giving a keynote presentation at the Africa Rising Conference slated for 28th - 29th September under the theme "Africa to the World".
This virtual conference is organized by IAA, with CNN as media partner. The title of my talk is ‘Rocket Fuel: Mastering Creative Transformation’. Take a look at the event program and register here: https://africarising.iaaglobal.org/
#IAAAfrica2theWorld #IAAGlobalConference #IAAThoughtLeadership #Africa2theWorld #AfricaRising #Africa #Africaleadership
What is this handsome piece of machinery? It is none other than the fabled Trabant – the crown jewel in the portfolio of former communist cars.
These beauties are increasing rare to see on the streets, but this one is proudly parked in front of a downtown hotel in Budapest. Notice the fine features, attention to detail and irresistible color. Its special qualities prompted me to feature the Trabant in this Harvard Business Review article about customer experience design: https://hbr.org/2016/04/what-we-can-learn-from-one-of-the-worlds-most-mocked-cars
If you look closely, you will notice plants growing next to the back tire – a sign that this Trabant is comfortable where it’s at and may not be going anywhere soon.
#customerexperience #innovation #lifelesson #designthinking
I am pleased to share my article with Girl Power Talk - a trailblazing organization from India providing a fast-track to identify and develop women leaders of the future: article
"Girl Power Talk strives to inspire girls with persistence, empathy, and confidence. Our mission, in collaboration with our sister company Blue Ocean Global Technology, is to develop girls in India to become global leaders. We are relentlessly committed to education, gender equality, and integrating the strengths of specially abled communities. We celebrate the diverse talents of each individual.
Through our nurturing culture of learning and mentorship, we instill young people with exceptional soft-skills, technical knowledge, and purpose in life. We provide a platform to share the voices and stories of girls and women across India. #GirlPowerTalk
“One girl empowers another. Let’s change lives together: one girl, one woman and one human being at a time.”
Co-Founder, Girl Power Talk
Chief Marketing Officer, Blue Ocean Global Technology
It was great to revisit Portsmouth, New Hampshire for a retreat with the leadership team of Slade Gorton. Slade Gorton is both America’s original seafood family and a frontline, woman-owned business in a very male-dominated industry: www.sladegorton.com
Fun fact: Alongside engaging discussions, our group took part in a customized heptathlon competition – in honor of the summer Olympics going on concurrently in Tokyo.
Interesting fact: Portsmouth was the venue for the peace treaty that ended the 1904–05 Russian-Japanese War, for which U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize.
#executiveretreat #olympics #leadership #womanownedbusiness
Congratulations to the Jazz Piknik team, for putting on a great music festival. Jazz Piknik uniquely fuses together 3 days, 4 stages, a world-class lineup of jazz, funk, soul and electronic all-stars with the scenic surroundings and rich wine offerings of lake Balaton’s northern shore, in Hungary. The result is a cross-generational, immersive, music celebration.