In 2011, 63% of all 6-9 year olds in USA had access to a smart phone. In order to thrive, LEGO needed to find a way to take advantage of this technology. David Gram, Business Development Manager, LEGO talks with pride about how they did this at Reconnect 1 2012.
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.
In this 9-minute video, Erik Hersman talks about his background. His parents were linguistic missionaries in southern Sudan, giving him access to computers before many around the world, despite living in Sudan and Kenya. He continues on this theme, showing that Africa is far more nuanced, and far more technology centric than we generally hear.
Grundfos, the world’s largest pump manufacturer, was thriving with over 18,000 employees and a turnover of €3 billion euros. Why then would the company turn it business model upside down switching from selling pumps to selling water. Watch former Grundfos Chairman and Danish entrepreneur Lars Kolind explain the reasons behind the move.
Jude Kelly was amongst a fantastic line-up of speakers that joined us at our ‘On Your Marks’ event, part of our Wavelength Connect 2012 programme. Here she shares her punchy and provocative tips on how to be a good leader. Drawing on her wealth of experience as Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre one thing she encourages leaders is to embrace dilema – art is full of dilema and nuance – don’t run from it.
Greg Dyke is Chairman of the British Film Institute and former Director General of the BBC. In this short video Greg talks about how to get things done as a leader. He touches on the introduction of Freeview and a referee’s yellow card with “Cut the Crap” written on it. This card was distributed to employees in the BBC with the intention of making meetings more meaningful.
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 Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, USA, is unlike any hospital you have ever been to. From the stunning building to the spa to the 24 hour room service this is truly “healthcare beyond the boundaries of imagination.” Oh, and couples love to get married there. Sounds amazing and a bit unreal, doesn't it?
Carole Stone is a master networker. Previous producer of BBC 4’s flagship programme “Any Questions?”, a freelance journalist, broadcaster and media consultant. In this short video Carole give us some useful tips on networking, how to run your own sessions, how to walk into and work a room and reinforces the benefits of bringing people together.