15 results for tag: World Business Forum


World Business Forum NY Executive Summary

Every year ExecuNet reports on WOBI's (World of Business Ideas) annual World Business Forum in New York City. The most recent gathering of leaders took place in the historic Lincoln Center and featured some of the world' most brilliant business people, ...
Read More

Taking the Path Less Traveled

One of the most talented actors of his generation, Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey’s career is built on a willingness to take risks and a keen eye for spotting opportunity in the unconventional. He has received numerous awards for his compelling portray...
Read More

Innovation in the Digital Revolution

Walter Isaacson, former chairman and CEO of CNN, after writing bestsellers on the likes of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, has earned his reputation as an expert on genius. His latest book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, ...
Read More

Aetna: Leading the Health Care Transformation

Drawing on one's personal story to develop a more authentic and value-based leadership style is what shapes Mark Bertolini’s approach to leading one of America’s largest companies. Bertolini, President of Aetna, has a vision for a better form of health ...
Read More

Lessons From a Rebel Entrepreneur

No one would ever say Richard Branson does not dream big. Infusing every new project with a sense of adventure and fun, Branson is an unmatched "multipreneur," who has made billions by doing things his way. He is the only person to have built eight billion-...
Read More

Leading a Listening Organization in a Noisy World

Behind the Facebook sign at Facebook's headquarters is a sign for Sun MicroSystems, the previous tenants of what is now the home of Facebook. Why did they leave the sign? "It's there to remind us that if we don't listen to the needs of people around the ...
Read More

Leading Transformational Change: A Green Miracle in the South Bronx

Stephen Ritz’s inspirational story reveals the transformation that can be achieved through challenging assumptions and thinking differently. New York City’s South Bronx is a place traditionally associated with gang activity, poverty and crime. But Ritz ...
Read More

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

In 2015, Thinkers50, producer of the world's most prestigious ranking of management thinkers, ranked Herminia Ibarra number eight  among the most influential business thinkers in the world, and it was with the presence of an expert in management thinking ...
Read More

Tastemade: Engaging the Mobile Generation

Steven Kydd and his partners were looking to share their personal passions for food and travel and bring that together in a new media business. Kydd, an entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in media, technology and international business, launched ...
Read More

Eataly: A Seven-Step Recipe for Success

Oscar Farinetti, founder of the high-end Italian food store Eataly – named as one of the top 50 most innovative companies in the world by Fast Company magazine – believes in challenging conventional wisdom when it comes to spotting opportunities for ...
Read More

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success

Adam Grant – tenured professor at Wharton while still in his twenties, honored with Wharton's Excellence in Teaching Award, New York Times bestselling author, recognized as one of HR’s most influential international thinkers – is one of today’s most ...
Read More

Leadership as a Calling: Creating a Story of Inspiration, Passion and Purpose

George Kohlrieser has a deep conviction in the power of emotional bonding and what it can accomplish. The international bestselling author of Hostage at the Table and Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership has worked ...
Read More