This morning somebody asked me for a list of talks and workshops that I do. A current list is below.
- The Secret to Successful Entrepreneurship. 4 hours, 8 hours, or 3 days. Entrepreneurship is a popular topic in the media, schools and the workplace. It is also critically important to individuals looking to manage their economic well-being in this new century. However, there are three key concepts in entrepreneurship that get little attention: fear, assumptions and opportunity. Fear holds one back but where does this fear come from. Assumptions are the land mInes that blow up most companies. Picking the opportunity is where one lays the foundation for the scalable business. These topics can be presented individually in half-day or full-day seminars or all together in a comprehensive 3-day workshop. Everyone will need to be an entrepreneur to successfully function in the new era of the 21st Century. This talk is where one can learn the fundamentals.
- The Five Step Process to Convert Passions into Innovation. 4 hours, 8 hours, or 3 days. Innovation is perhaps the most popular word that no one defines correctly and consistently creating innovative solutions is always more challenging than it should be. Using the five step approach taught in this program, anyone can create innovations. This approach is not based on design thinking or the other traditional approaches to creativity, but rather draws its inspiration from early childhood development—1-Passion, 2-Discovery, 3-Creativity, 4-Invention, 5-Innovation. Depending on the depth of understanding desired, this topic can be presented in half-day or full-day seminars or in a comprehensive 3-day workshop. If you are interested to learn the lessons every genius throughout history has taught us, this is the event for you.
- The Five Themes of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 4 hours, 8 hours, or 3 days. Klaus Schwab, Chairman of the World Economic Forum, coined the phrase the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” to describe the current period of technological innovation and the resultant massive social, economical and political changes we can expect. While it is important to understand the underlying technologies, the social consequences are more dramatic than any period in history. Whether in half-day or full-day seminar or a 3-day workshop format, this presentation explores the technologies and five major themes that explain the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Anyone trying to prepare and educate people for the 21st Century should attend this event.
- Social Entrepreneurship: Capitalism Redefined. 4 hours, 8 hours, or 3 days. Capitalism came under attack on many fronts as a result of the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008. In simple terms it might be said that the corporates forgot their responsibility to society. On the other hand capitalism is the most efficient way to address social issues at scale, as evidenced by the over 1.5 billion people who have escaped poverty in recent times. To blend this efficiency of capitalism with an integrated approach to solve the most pressing social problems, that challenge is what gave rise to social entrepreneurship. Whether in half-day or full-day seminar or a 3-day workshop format, this presentation defines social entrepreneurship, outlines the special features of its business model and showcases how existing companies can use social entrepreneurship and how non-profit organizations can convert to social entrepreneurship. How to start a social entrepreneurship venture is covered in the 3-day format.
Much of the content for these talks has been put together over the last 12-18 months from lectures I have given at various universities. Many people have heard me teach or speak on these topics at StartUP FIU. Many of my colleagues at StartUP FIU can also speak on these topics, if you wish.