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Speaker Iamge Lisa Bodell

About Lisa Bodell :


Ms. Bodell founded futurethink on the premise that everyone has the power to innovate—they just need to know how. futurethink has spent years working with hundreds of leading innovators to create the largest catalog of innovation research and tools in the world, and the most in-depth training curricula on innovation anywhere. Clients such as Pfizer, GE, and Johnson & Johnson look to futurethink to develop new thinking styles and generate innovative ideas.

Bodell is globally recognized as a leader and pioneer in the field of futuring and innovation—creating a unique approach to an otherwise complicated topic. She created the widely-adopted SIPC Innovation Framework (STRATEGY, IDEAS, PROCESS, CLIMATE), which has helped innovators around the world easily embrace innovation, providing a clear method that breaks innovation down into manageable parts. She is a seasoned futurist, teacher, and entrepreneur who has built three successful businesses.

She began her career at Leo Burnett in Chicago, where she developed her appetite for marrying strategically-driven ideas with forward-thinking themes. She went on to start her own strategic planning firm, Strategic InSites, and then marketing and branding firm, Harvest Partners, before focusing solely on the innovation space with her latest venture—futurethink

In addition to running futurethink and lecturing, Lisa currently serves as an advisor on the boards of the Institute of Direct Marketing in London, The Women’s Congress, the Association of Professional Futurists, and the prestigious Institute for Triple Helix Innovation think tank, the only innovation initiative of its kind within the U.S. government. She serves as a finalist judge at the annual Idea Crossing Innovation Challenge and FIT’s innovation challenge (which futurethink co-created), has taught marketing and creativity at American University, and serves as a faculty member of the American Management Association.

A respected thought leader on innovation topics, Bodell has appeared on FOX News, and in publications such as Crain’s, Business Week, The New York Times, WIRED, Investor’s Business Daily, Successful Meetings, Harvard Business Review, and The Futurist. She is also an author of Success Simplified, and of the upcoming book: Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution. Bodell earned her business degree from the University of Michigan, where she concentrated in business administration and marketing.

 

Speech Titles :

Kill The Company


Books by Lisa Bodell :
Kill The Company
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In the ever-changing world of business, we’ve arrived at a point where process trumps culture and the race toward efficiency leaves us unable to reach our potential. Stuck in the land of status quo, we’ve forgotten how to think. We’ve become so focused on inside processes and procedures that there’s no time left for big-picture thinking and value-added work. This perfect storm has led to the rise of two evils: complexity and, even worse, complacency.

The exact structures that were intended to grow businesses are now holding us back. It’s time to Kill the Company. This book is a call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and work. But instead of more one-size-fits-all change initiatives forced upon employees, we need to embrace small changes that create ripple effects throughout the organization. If we want people to approach change differently, we have to change our approach.

Author and CEO Lisa Bodell urges companies to evolve from “Zombies, Inc.” into “Think, Inc.” Big-picture thinking can no longer be exclusive to the creative team or lead strategists. A culture of curiosity must be fostered among the ranks to shake up our standard practices, from unproductive meetings to go-nowhere strategic planning. Kill the Company is the handbook for a revolution in thinking, growing, and innovating.
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