The one thing about growth is it is never one thing. Growth is a thinking game— and no one knows that better than Tiffani Bova of Salesforce, author of the bestseller, Growth IQ.
To achieve growth, we must find new and different ways to ignite a beginner’s mind that is open to new ideas and ways of doing things. The pandemic was a black swan event that put an end to business as usual. In a matter of hours, days and weeks, the impact of COVID-19 forced entrepreneurs, leaders and businesses of all sizes to reimagine the future and build a resilient response to the crisis—finding new ways to stay connected and work together to create and uncover opportunity, as well as solve challenges locally and globally. Although some businesses faltered, many more have survived and even thrived because of a determination to think forward.
In this Adventure, Tiffani will motivate participants to get comfortable being uncomfortable, take action and find new, different and better ways to grow together now and in the next future.
Tiffani Bova is the chief growth evangelist at Salesforce and the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book GROWTH IQ: Get Smarter About the Choices that Will Make or Break Your Business. Tiffani has been named to the latest Thinkers50’s list of the world’s top management thinkers and is a welcomed guest on Bloomberg, BNN, MSNBC, and Yahoo Finance. She also contributes her thinking to publications including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur.
As host of What’s Next!, an iTunes’ all-time business and management bestseller and a top sales podcast according to Top Sales Magazine, Tiffani has interviewed a growing number of exceptional humans including Arianna Huffington, Chester Elton, Dan Pink, Ginger Hardage, Seth Godin, and Tom Peters.
Bova is a top Twitter influencer in Business Growth, Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, the Future of Work, and Sales. She was named one of LinkedIn Top Sales Expert to follow in 2018, 2019, and 2020; and one of the most Powerful and Influential Women in California according to the National Diversity Council. Bova’s time on the front lines of sales, marketing and innovation, combined with her insightful candor, has resulted in a unique perspective that continues to inspire businesses and individuals to get smarter about the choices they make, think forward and increase their Growth IQ.
Sign up for this two-hour long Adventure at 11am EST on 3 November 2020.
3 November 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Tiffani Bova, Salesforce
The New Growth Agenda
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Professor Emeritus at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto, 2017 ranked #1 management thinker by Thinkers50
Prolific researcher providing valuable insights in strategy, governance, democratic capitalism, and social innovation. He is a trusted strategy advisor to CEOs worldwide and the author of eleven books, including Thinkers50 award winners Playing to Win (with AG Lafley) and Getting Beyond Better (with Sally Osberg). His newest book is When More is Not Better: Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency (HBRP, 2020).
Roger received his AB from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to his academic career he spent 13 years as a director of Monitor Company, a global strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He serves on a number of public service boards.
Roger’s influence on business strategy and thinking has been immense. He championed the idea of integrative thinking, arguing that ‘and’ rather than ‘or’ thinking yields better solutions, and showing how combining elements from seemingly opposing models can pave the way for innovation and problem solving. He also developed the theory of design thinking, demonstrating how to balance the exploration of new knowledge (innovation) with the exploitation of existing expertise (efficiency). Roger’s work also focuses on corporate social responsibility and country competitiveness.
Founder and CEO of European Centre for Strategic Innovation (ECSI)
Consultant, author, and media commentator on strategy innovation and organizational agility. Listed in the Thinkers50 Radar of the global thinkers to watch.
ECSI Consulting has been named by ALM (former Kennedy Research) as one of the top 5 leading consultancies in the global innovation space.
Alessandro is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review as well as other leading publications – including LSE Business Review, Rotman Management, The European Business Review and others.
Founder and CEO of Hint Inc.
Disruptor, builder, thought leader, and a successful entrepreneur.
Her company Hint is best known for its award-winning Hint water, the leading unsweetened flavored water.
She has been named one of InStyle’s Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Fortune‘s Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink and EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.
Kara has successfully navigated the world of large companies and startups in many industries including media, tech and consumer products. In addition, she understands retail and direct to consumer well. She is an active speaker and writer, and hosts the podcast Unstoppable with Kara Goldin where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs and other disruptors across various industries. Her first book, Undaunted, will be released in October 2020.
IE Business School Professor
A leading management expert with a unique interdisciplinary background specializing in decision-making and risk management, especially in the strategic contexts of top leadership and public policy. Dubbed as the Oscars of Management Thinking, Thinkers50 has recognized her as a global thinker with the potential to change the world of theory and practice.
A tenured associate professor at IE Business School (consistently ranked amongst the best business schools globally) in Spain, Kriti is a recipient of several prestigious grants from the European Union, Spanish, and US governments for her research on decision-making.
Before joining full-time academics, Kriti worked with McKinsey and Co. on risk management projects focusing on energy and materials sector for global clients based in Europe and the Middle East.
She is a champion of diversity and inclusion especially in emerging markets and has developed training programs on women leadership and entrepreneurship including in collaboration with the United Nations.
Associate Professor of Management at Clayton State University and Associate Research Fellow at University of Cambridge, Judge Business School
His research areas are in African American management history, social issues in management and minority social entrepreneurship, and his research is focused on the contributions of minorities (gender as well as racial & ethnic) to the development of management as a discipline and the interrelationship between organizational management and society. He has published peer-reviewed articles in academic journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management History, Society and Business Review and others.
He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Management History. The Academy of Management recognized his (and his coauthor’s) African American management history research as being ground-breaking, and some of this research has been included in prominent management textbooks. His first book, co-authored with Dr Simone Phipps, is entitled African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage.
Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business at Middle Georgia State University and Associate Research Fellow at University of Cambridge, Judge Business School
Usually, her research involves the exploration or examination of gender, racial, and ethnic minorities, with the aim of highlighting their struggles and contributions, as well as finding possible solutions to improve the minority experience in business and society. She has published articles in many scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management History, Strategic HR Review, and Society and Business Review.
She and her co-author have been recognized by the Academy of Management for publishing “ground-breaking African-American management history research,” some of which has been included in a number of prominent management textbooks. She and her co-author have also written a book entitled African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage.
Founder of RedBalloon and co-founder of the Big Red Group
Australian entrepreneur, investor, business leader focusing on shifting the way people experience life. Naomi is a passionate and curious person known to ask frequent and tough questions that challenge the status quo.
After launching the online success story RedBalloon in 2001, Naomi went on to co-found the Big Red Group (BRG) with partner David Anderson in 2017. In addition to RedBalloon Australia and New Zealand, the group includes Lime&Tonic, RedBalloon for Business and Adrenaline.
The BRG is at the forefront of digital disruption for experience marketing; delivering material value to business partners, marketplaces and stakeholders.