Resources

Henry Ashworth of Portman Group on Behavioural Economics – the Science of Common Sense

Although long, this fascinating video by Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive, Portman Group is well worth a watch.  He begins by telling us a little bit about his history and his perhaps unlikely journey into his current role in the alcohol industry before discussing in more depth what Behavioural Economics is and how it can be applied to help policy change.

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David Gram on how LEGO continues to invent the future of play through intrapreneurship

In this video, David Gram, Head of Business and Marketing Development, Future Lab, reveals how LEGO nearly lost it all, the challenges the organisation continues to face, and how they are innovating inside the larger organisation to ensure that they will “inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow”.

David Gram at Reconnect 2

Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair, UK Sport Trust on culture change, leadership lessons and not just sitting on the bench

From PE college to a key figure in the London2012 Olympics, Baroness Sue Campbell reveals some of the leadership lessons she had learnt along the way that enabled her to drive culture change through UK Sport, and then down into 40 further organisations, resulting in the outstanding success of the UK teams.

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Patrick Copeland of Google.org on risking the brand to empower people with information

In this video, Patrick Copeland, Senior Engineering Director, Google.org reveals his mission to create “disruptive technology for a better world.“ From tornado warning systems to the Kenyan elections, he and his team are live-mapping the world to empower people with information.

Patrick on stage at Reconnect 2

Patrick Copeland of Google.org on why pretotyping is at the heart of real innovation

In this video, Patrick Copeland, Senior Engineering Director, Google.org unpicks why in just one year 80% of 2.5k new products failed, why 76% of new products are just ‘me too’ or incremental innovation, and why pretotyping is at the heart of true innovation.

Patrick at Reconnect 2

What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made in business?

How often do you hear leaders honestly sharing their mistakes and what they learnt from them? As one of the contributors says in this film: “People always learn more from other people’s mistakes then from their triumphs.” Some of Wavelength’s speakers reveal their deepest secrets – always fascinating, sometimes shocking, it’s compelling viewing!

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So, what is Corporate Social Innovation?

Wavelength’s very own Liam Black challenges you to think about what your organisation could be doing to change the world for the better through business. Globally, businesses such as Danone are creating new ways of working to put social innovation at the centre of their business – doing good and making a profit.

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Lisa Gansky – 45 Links to Sites that Prove “Access Trumps Ownership”

Lisa Gansky is an entrepreneur, investor, instigator, speaker, and author of the book, 'The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing'. In this video and article you’ll find info about Lisa, why ‘Sharing’ is the future, plus more than 45 links to useful, disruptive, interesting websites on Crowdfunding, Reuse, and Connected Services.

Gerard van Grinsven on the Power of the Purse

Gerard Van Grinsven is the CEO and President of the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital in the USA. In this video Gerard briefly describes his journey into the healthcare profession having had no prior experience and how he convinced his senior clinical leaders to build a new hospital that would take health and healing beyond the boundaries of imagination.

The Service Company that Happens to Sell Shoes. Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO, on Delivering Happiness

Tony Hsieh is the CEO of US based Zappos.com, an online apparel and shoe store (the largest online shoe store in world), which has now been acquired by Amazon. Prior to joining Zappos, Tony co-founded the internet advertising network LinkExchange which he sold to Microsoft in 1999 for $265 million. In this video Tony talks about his early experiences as a young entrepreneur and how they influenced the development of Zappos.com, particularly describing how the company focuses on keeping its customers and employees happy.

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