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Why I left Disney

  To understand why I left Disney, you must first know how I began there. In 1986, I started as barman at the Rose & Crown Pub at Epcot in Florida. I later moved to London and wanted to continue my work with Disney, but they weren’t hiring at the time. [...]

18 July, 2018|

Re-Expression & the Power of Words

SuperCaliFragiListicExpiAliDocious. “Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious," the power of this extraordinary word --and words in general-- cannot be underestimated. When you are trying to solve for something, simply re-expressing your challenge with a new choice of word, or words can get you to a very different [...]

23 May, 2018|

Think Different

I believe everyone is creative.  I also believe it’s getting harder to convince people of that. Why? Because the world is changing.  It’s always changing.  But this time, it’s different.  This time the changes are coming so fast, it’s nearly impossible to keep up. Think of all the progress we’ve [...]

13 April, 2018|

Four Powerful Innovation Tools for Creative Thinking

Airbnb, Uber, Netflix, Facebook, Instagram and many other disruptive companies are redefining industries and driving legacy companies to extinction. In this digital world, no one is safe. In the past year alone, traditional retailers like Sears have experienced the full impact of digital transformation. And today, other industries like financial [...]

16 March, 2018|
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  • @TheAcademy Awards are only a few weeks away and Hollywood is buzzing!

Other then the glitz and glam, there is going to be something else on this year’s red carpet... A huge, absolutely massive fight:

Read my latest article titled, "Goodbye to Hollywood?" Link in bio.

@Variety @ABCNetwork @Billboard @AMCTheaters @RegalMovies @Netflix @HollywoodReporter #Disrupt #Innovation #DesignThinking
  • “Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes. I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again.” -Billy Joel, “Say Goodbye to Hollywood”

I’m in Los Angeles this week, and as expected, Oscar fever is sky high. The 91st Annual Academy Awards is just a few weeks away, and Hollywood is absolutely buzzing.

As I stopped to take it all in, it occurred to me that in addition to all the glitz and the glamour, there is going to be something else on this year’s red carpet. Something Hollywood hasn’t seen before:

A huge, absolutely massive fight... link in bio... @AMCTheaters @RegalMovies @Netflix @HollywoodReporter

#Innovation #DesignThinking #MarketDisruption #Oscars #Oscars2019
  • Have you ever been guilty of arriving home after your commute home only to ask yourself "How did I get here?" What happened was your brain shut down. It was able to see the routine, and predictability and go on autopilot all the way home.

The challenge? No new stimulus in means no fresh ideas out. I'm going to show you how some of the worlds top brands get fresh stimulus into spark innovation into their organizations.

#InnovationMasterclass #InnovationSpeaker #InnovationConsultant #InnovationKeynote
  • It’s the people…

As much as I love being on stage and sharing my passion for innovation and creativity, there nothing that I love more than meeting attendees afterwards. I love hearing their stories, seeing their passion for their businesses, and learning more about how they are going to innovate and change the world. “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” and I’m honored to be able to share my work with so many amazing people all around our beautiful world.
  • What if every car was a taxi? (Uber)
What if there was no such thing as a video rental store? (Netflix)
What if you could stay in strangers homes instead of hotels? (Airbnb)

Now, what if YOU had the tools you needed to innovate and ignite your business?

I invite you to join me at my Innovation Masterclass in Vancouver. Reserve your seats by clicking the link in my bio.

#InnovationMasterclass #Innovation #InnovationSpeaker #InnovationClass #CreativitySpeaker #Creativity #DesignThinking #Ignite #604 #778 #YVR #Vancouver #BC #VancouverBC #BusinessInVancouver #BCBusiness
  • ‪Today’s keynote entitled “Human to the power of Machine,” focused on how we can blend the skills of A.I. and human creativity to innovate in a decade of Disruption.‬ ‪#AI #Innovation #Disrupt #DesignThinking #InnovationKeynote #InnovationSpeaker ‬