The Medici Effect: Ground-Breaking Innovation at the Intersection of Disciplines and Cultures
What do goat milk, spiders, and fishing lines have in common? Music records and airlines? Ant behavior and telecommunications routing? Most of us would assume nothing. But out of each of these seemingly random combinations have come radical innovations that have created whole new fields. In this talk, Frans Johansson takes us on a fascinating journey to the Intersection: a place where ideas from different fields and cultures meet and collide, ultimately igniting an explosion of extraordinary new innovations. See how companies become global leaders, how products and services yield huge margins, how researchers, managers and artists outdo their peers.
Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World
In today’s fast-changing and unpredictable world, the rules are changing so fast that the tried-and-true formulas for success are disintegrating. Based on the ideas in his provocative new book, The Click Moment, Frans Johansson obliterates some of the most recognized successes as post-constructions that ignore the unexpected forces—click moments—that changed the game. Johansson makes a compelling case for why embracing unpredictability is the key to standing apart, and outlines eye-opening steps that every organization, team and individual can use to find, create and leverage click moments into a winning strategy.
The Rise of the New Intersectional Leader
Extraordinary leaders are proven in uncertain times, and today’s new normal—of market volatility, policy shifts and complex forces—is challenging leaders at every level. In this talk, Frans Johansson makes the case for why tomorrow’s most successful leaders need to be Intersectional Leaders who can tear down organizational silos, work across diverse and divergent perspectives, and execute with agility in face of uncertainty. The audience will discover how they can develop their leadership abilities to inspire and lead change, quickly create and develop diverse teams that drive high performance, and impact growth, even when the answer is not so obvious.
Diversity Drives Innovation
The movement of people, convergence of science and advances in technologies mean that companies, cities and nations must compete on a global basis. In this new order of rising economies and beleaguered markets, understanding how to use diversity as power is more important than ever. Frans Johansson redefines diversity beyond traditional social identifiers, and demonstrates how today’s most innovative companies have used their existing diversity as a strategy to drive growth and profitability. Johansson clearly and persuasively delivers a roadmap for how any company can make diversity its most powerful competitive advantage on the innovation front.
About Frans Johansson:
Frans Johansson is an author, speaker, entrepreneur and managing director of Medici Capital management. His newest book, The Click Moment is about Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World. His recent bestselling book, The Medici Effect, was named one of the best innovation books of the year by several organizations and selected as one of the best business books of 2004 by Amazon.com. The book and many of Frans’ speaking engagements look at how individuals, teams and organizations can create an explosion of remarkable ideas at the intersection of fields, cultures and industries.
Frans has, in fact, lived at that intersection most of his life: He was a founder of both a software and medical device company. He has written articles on healthcare, on information-technology and on the science of sport fishing.
A passionate leader and thinker, Frans Johansson has spoken extensively. Organizations worldwide have engaged him to speak on issues of innovation and managing diversity before a wide range of audiences, from C-level executives to human resource practitioners to investment directors. These organizations include PepsiCo, Nike, Kodak, General Motors, IBM, Motorola, JP Morgan Chase, Pfizer, TeliaSonera, Handelsbanken, Time Warner, EDS, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Industrikapital, Arla Foods, Diversity Best Practice, the cities of Orlando, Baltimore, Karlskrona etc. and at conferences and universities around the world.