Category: Events

Dr. Samuel West and Mark Coopersmith

“Museum of Failure” and other highlights from the Innovation Roundtable

Greetings from Copenhagen! I am here for the Innovation Roundtable Summit—the largest gathering of corporate innovation executives in the world. I just delivered a keynote address on the closing of Day 1, giving an updated take on “The Other ‘F’ Word.” On Day 2 I did a deeper dive into that topic, and deconstructed the Failure Value Cycle (from my book). On Day 3 I led a session on “Three Keys to Corporate Entrepreneurship,” where I take core entrepreneurial practices and adapt them to work in large enterprises.

Winners & Losers in the Age of Automation – Join me for a Business Edge Briefing Breakfast

On Tuesday April 10 I will be giving a talk followed by Q&A in the Business Edge Briefing Breakfast series, offered in partnership with the North Bay Leadership Council, Dominican University, and The CEO Club of Marin. This event will be held at Dominican University in San Rafael. Here is info from the invitation, including a link...

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in… Austria

It doesn’t matter where you are, or whether you are in the private or public sector, around the world it seems everyone wants to drive more innovation and more entrepreneurial activity. I see this every day in the classes I teach at UC Berkeley, the executive programs I run, and the talks and advisory work I do globally. Which...

Scalable Founders Event

Personal growth may be one of the toughest challenges an entrepreneur may face. Only those who learn how to grow personally will survive and thrive — scaling the company, scaling the team, and “scaling” themselves.

Brexit – Live from London

Greetings from post-Brexit-vote London.  I have been in the UK and Ireland for the past couple of weeks leading up to the Brexit referendum, the vote, and the immediate aftermath.  The results were announced Friday morning in a surprise for many, with “Leave” being the ultimate choice of 52% of the voters. I happen to...

Business “Truisms” You Shouldn’t Believe, and an invitation to join me & 6,000 women (!) at San Jose at Watermark’s Conference for Women

On April 21 I will be in San Jose speaking at Watermark’s Conference for Women – Silicon Valley, a great conference (see here for more info). I will be joined by John Danner – my co-author of The Other “F” Word – along with several accomplished women panelists, and we promise a lively discussion. I recently...

Conversation with NASDAQ’s Nicola Corzine on Success & Failure (video)

I sat down recently at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center with its Executive Director Nicola Corzine for a wide-ranging conversation about my book “The Other “F” Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work.”   We discussed how failure manifests itself – and can also be used as a resource for innovation and growth...

Great evening with Guy Kawasaki discussing how to launch startups

I had a great time discussing startups – and how to launch them – with longtime friend, colleague and startup guru Guy Kawasaki at NASDAQ’s Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco.  Great hospitality from the center’s exec director Nicola Corzine (seen with Guy and me below). Guy shared highlights from his recent updated version of the...