World Business Forum preparation

Between end of quarter activities and gearing up for both the World Business Forum and EMC Innovation Conference next month, my time for blogging has been a little tight.  The World Business Forum website has a nice bio on each of the speakers, below are some additional resources to help you become familiar with the speakers and their subjects before the conference.  Most of the speakers have books which I wish I had time to read, but blogs and videos will have to do.

Bill George: Bill has lots of good information on his website – http://www.billgeorge.org/ including information on his best-selling book and a blog. He also has a Twitter account. His 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis:

  • Face Reality, Starting with Yourself
  • Get the World off Your Shoulders
  • Dig Deep for the Root Cause
  • Get Ready for the Long Haul
  • Never Waste a Good Crisis
  • You’re in the Spotlight: Follow True North
  • Go on Offense, Focus on Winning Now

Bill Conaty: Some background on him from a 2004 HR Executive of the Year post: http://www.hrexecutive.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=4222837 Video on the HSM Americas site: http://us.hsmglobal.com/contenidos/videoteca_detalle.html?idAdjunto=40680

Patrick Lencioni: Articles and “point of view” posts are on his company’s website: http://www.tablegroup.com/pat/

Jeffrey Sachs: A collection of articles are available on his university website: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1804 The website for his book Common Wealth is http://www.sachs.earth.columbia.edu/commonwealth/

T.Boone Pickens: A very interesting character – his website (you can skip the registration page): http://www.pickensplan.com/ Also, here’s an interview on The Daily Show from last November: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-november-12-2008/t–boone-pickens

Kevin Roberts: He has a website – http://www.saatchikevin.com/ – which includes his blog.  Blog post from WBF Blogger Andrea Meyer did a nice summary of his webinar, Creating Loyalty in a Recession: http://workingknowledge.com/blog/?p=735

George Lucas: Beyond making some of my favorite films of all time (Star Wars series and Indiana Jones – did I mention that my dog’s name is Indiana?), Lucas has transformed the film industry with his company LucasFilm.   As noted in Wikipedia: Skywalker Sound and Industrial Light & Magic, the sound and visual effects subdivisions of Lucasfilm, respectively, have become among the most respected firms in their fields.

Gary Hamel: Two great blog posts from Hutch Carpenter – Gary Hamel: Hierarchy of Employee Traits for the Creative Economy and Gary Hamel on Management Innovation and Enterprise 2.0

In considering the Creative Economy, Gary put forth his own hierarchy of employee traits that will define the winners in the future. His representation of this hierarchy is below:

Irene Rosenfeld: NY Times article discussing her history of success: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/business/09food.htm

Paul Krugman: His blog on the NYTimes: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/ Interview on The Colbert Report in July: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/233364/july-13-2009/paul-krugman

Bill Clinton: The final speaker needs no introduction, but for an update on his recent activity, check out the Clinton Global Initiatives website: http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/.  President Clinton was also on The Daily Show recently – you can watch the interview here: http://www.thedailyshow.com/videos/tag/Bill+Clinton

Two weeks until the conference!  Please share any additional resources that you have.  I am also still looking for your questions for the speakers.

Stuart Miniman

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3 Responses to World Business Forum preparation

  1. […] World Business Forum preparation « Blog Stu – Stuart Miniman blogstu.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/wbf-preparation – view page – cached Between end of quarter activities and gearing up for both the World Business Forum and EMC Innovation Conference next month, my time for blogging has been a little tight. The World Business Forum website has a nice bio on each of the speakers, below are some additional resources to help you become familiar with the speakers and their subjects before the conference. Most of the speakers have books which I wish I had time to read, but blogs and videos will have to do. — From the page […]

  2. Andrea Meyer says:

    Thanks very much for this great resource, Stu! To your question about additional resources, I can tell you about two more blog posts I wrote about WBF09 speakers:

    Jeffery Sachs
    Where in the World to Invest During a Downturn http://workingknowledge.com/blog/?p=691

    Gary Hamel
    High-Value Innovation: Innovating the Management of Innovation http://workingknowledge.com/blog/?p=594

    Looking forward to seeing you at the Forum soon!
    Andrea Meyer

  3. Great information, Stu! Thanks for sharing.

    Can’t wait to see you again in a couple weeks at The Forum!

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