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From Arianna Huffington, Daniel Goleman, Randi Zuckerberg and more, we share the most insightful quotes from the speakers of World Business Forum 2017.
Former Facebook marketing director Randi Zuckerberg shares her views on why everyone is an entrepreneur, why every company should do hackathons and why failure is just the start of success.
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There is a strong business case for diversity beyond legal and moral imperatives. Our panel moves beyond the rhetoric to explore how to bring diversity to life.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on why he’s good at failure, the need to protect information integrity and what he’s about to launch next.
Disruption is impacting both businesses and communities. But there are greater opportunities for business to solve for both. Professor Ian Williamson of Melbourne Business School shares his insights.
From the man who gave the world the EQ revolution comes new thinking on how today’s leaders can embrace connectivity to win in a world of flux and change.
There is no trade off between wellbeing and business metrics. We’re at a turning point in terms of how we prioritise what matters in business and our own lives. Arianna Huffington shares her insights on how to thrive.
“It’s not called failing any more, it’s called learning”: Mohanbir Sawhney, Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, details the concept of agile innovation and shares three ways in which businesses can transform to become agile innovators themselves.
The world is changing rapidly and companies need new approaches to master the new environment. Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard Business School shares her insights.
Simplicity is about perception, authenticity and doing fewer things better. Former Apple creative director Ken Segall reflects on his time at the tech innovator to explain why simplicity is also the foundation of great business practice in today’s complex world.
Director of Marketing at Facebook from 2005 to 2011, today Zuckerberg is the Founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media, a boutique marketing firm and production company.
Jimmy Wales is a US internet entrepreneur, wiki pioneer, and technology visionary, who is best known as the founder of Wikipedia – currently the fifth most popular website in the world.
Ian Williamson is the Helen Macpherson Smith Chair of Leadership for Social Impact at the Melbourne Business School.
The world’s indisputable authority on emotional intelligence, Daniel Goleman’s contributions to the field of psychology have had a transformational impact on the world of business and beyond.
Ken Segall is the author of the bestselling book Insanely Simple.
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Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specialises in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change.
Mohanbir Sawhney is a globally recognised scholar, teacher and consultant in business innovation, technology marketing and new media.
Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post
Sir Richard Branson lights up the room with stories of innovation and culture at the World Business Forum. From delegation to innovation to the importance of parties, Sir Richard Branson shares his insights into business.
Mauro Porcini, the first ever Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo, shares what he’s learned at the World Business Forum.
John Mattone, leadership consultant and author of Intelligent Leadership, shares what he’s learned at the World Business Forum.
Nicholas Negroponte of MIT Media Lab shares on the future of technology.
Rita McGrath shares what she’s learned at the World Business Forum.
Tamara Erickson of London Business School shares five predictions on the workplace of the future.
Robert S Kaplan, Harvard Professor, shares what he’s learned at the World Business Forum.
Chris Gardner, author of the 2006 autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, shares what he’s learned at the World Business Forum.
Three CEOs share their insights on the process and challenge of transformation.
Business View magazine asks three of the speakers at the Sydney World Business Forum 2016 for their views on the biggest challenges facing the business world today.
Dr Ben Bernanke, former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, discussed his experience of the global financial crisis (GFC), his views on global growth, the stability of the financial system and where critical economies like China are heading.
Many of the great companies in technology were started by partnerships. Wozniak says when you have great ideas you need some other people to ripple it off, and at least one key friend who believes in it.
The most strategic asset is your collection of first line supervisors. They’re responsible for attitude, retention, productivity and every variable.
Harvard Professor Sarah Lewis, delivers a truly insightful session on the importance of mastery in order to successfully achieve goals and knowing how to proceed or when to quit on an idea. Read the insights from her presentation at the World Business Forum.
Deliver humanity to a customer and they will treat you like a friend not a vendor. Don Peppers tells us the four key components to creating a frictionless customer experience.
According to Oliver Stone, the success of a film comes down to the story that is being told, the authenticity of that story and the leadership that follows.
Three successful CEOs talk about the most significant challenges they’ve faced in growing their businesses and managing their own careers. Radek Sali from Swisse, Liz Butcher from ISGM and Nick Abboud from Dick Smith shared their experiences at World Business Forum with facilitator Professor Geoff Martin from Melbourne University.
Lynda Gratton, a Professor at the London Business School, identifies five key ways that our lives will change over the next decade – something that has major ramifications for both individuals and companies.
George Kohlrieser, veteran hostage negotiator and Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour at the International Institute for Management Development, shared key insights into how leaders can best draw out the potential of their teams.
Technology has changed virtually every part of our lives: how we interact with friends and family, how we raise our children, how we announce major life news, how we find love, and how we manage our careers. Randi Zuckerberg explores the exciting developments in technology.
Good ideas with no execution ends in no results. There are seven simple tools for developing a culture of excellent execution, says global business and leadership consultant Ram Charan. He has worked extensively with some of the world’s leading corporates.
Gary Hamel, visiting Professor of Strategic and International Management at London Business School, electrified the World Business Forum audience with his new and radical vision of change management and how companies can restructure.
After an unexpected invitation to the Pentagon to discuss how the US could improve its international image, Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi was introduced to the concept of VUCA, a world which is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.
Australia’s 25th Prime Minister, the Hon. John Howard, spoke at the World Business Forum about how political contexts shape economic climates, sharing his optimistic outlook for Australia and the US and the challenges ahead for China.
In today’s increasingly digitised world, consumers are sharing data in unprecedented ways. Andreas Weigend, a Professor at Stanford University, has coined the term Social Data Revolution to represent this deep shift in how people make purchasing and lifestyle decisions.
Professor Michael Porter of Harvard Business School and Director of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, discusses the world of opportunities available to companies that are willing to recalibrate their thinking around strategy.
Lyn Heward, former Director of Creation, President and COO of the Creative Content Division of Cirque du Soleil challenges every individual and company to go through what she calls ‘the seven doors’ to enhance creativity, motivate high performers and foster innovation.