A few months ago, I had the pleasure of attending a Business Leadership Seminar organized by a couple of major technology companies, in Mumbai. This particular event was remarkably different from others in two respects: 1. Renee Mauborgne of “Blue Ocean Strategy” was one of the key speakers at the event, and 2. Guy Kawasaki was the keynote speaker, scheduled to speak on the Art of Innovation!
Now, I would’ve travelled all the way to the other end of Mumbai, at 8 in the morning, to hear any one of them speak in person! And, here I was getting two for the price of one!!!
Needless to add, the trip downtown was well worth the time. Both Renee and Guy were outstanding. And we, the audience, were left completely enthralled.
Since that day, I’ve been meaning to take the time to write a post about my key takeaway from those two speakers. While the one on Blue Ocean will have to wait, I’d like to be able to share the essence of Guy’s speech, here…
I googled and discovered that Guy Kawasaki has posted the key points of the Art of Innovation on his blog, for the benefit of his readers. It’s an educative post that speaks about some of the rules you need to follow, if you want to stay ahead on the Innovation Curve, and includes just gems as “Don’t Be Afraid To Polarize People” and “Think Digital, Act Analog”.
But, a bunch of words posted on a page cannot adequately capture the thrill of listening to Guy deliver his presentation. It’s such a pleasure to hear the man speak!
So, I was even more delighted to discover that someone (Zentation) has taken the time and effort to put together a page that not only captures his delivery via video, but also captures the actual slides he presented, so that you can get the full experience! I’ve been through this version, and it includes 99% the content that I had the benefit of witnessing in Mumbai.