About Frans Johansson - Speaker on Diversity and Innovation:
Frans Johansson is the best-selling author of The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts and Cultures, (HBS Press, 2004).Translated into 18 languages, The Medici Effect was named one of the top 10 best business books by Amazon.com. His acclaimed follow up, The Click Moment (Penguin Portfolio, 2012), obliterates the idea that in business we can plan and strategize our way to success. Known for his provocative, high-octane delivery style, Johansson is a widely sought-after keynote speaker. His presentations cover topics such as: how to successfully execute innovative ideas; leverage different perspectives in an organization to create and execute new ideas; how to apply ideas from other industries and cultures to drive innovation, growth and profit; and why and how diversity drives innovation.
In his role as thought leader and CEO of The Medici Group, Frans has advised executive leadership at Fortune 500 companies such as Disney, IBM, Nike, and Synchrony (formerly GE Financial).
Johansson has lived all his life at the intersection where ideas from different fields and cultures meet and collide. He was raised in Sweden by his African- American-Cherokee mother and Swedish father. Johansson earned his B.S. in Environmental Science from Brown University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He founded both a Boston-based software company and a medical device company operating out of Baltimore and Stockholm, Sweden. He has written articles on healthcare, information technology and the science of sport fishing and has been featured on CNN's AC360, ABC's Early Morning Show and CNBC's The Business of Innovation series along with Jack Welch and Muhammad Yunus.
The Click of the Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World is Johansson's latest book.
The Seven Traps of Innovation
There are seven traps that can kill any innovation effort. Johansson has worked with over 2,000 teams worldwide to help anticipate and avoid these traps and will share his insights in this talk packed with critical take-away.
The Medici Effect
In this classic talk, Johansson urges individuals and organizations to break down the silos and step into the Intersection - a place where different fields, disciplines, departments, and cultures converge to create new, remarkable breakthroughs.
The Innovative Leader: How to Break out of the Pack
How do you innovate your business and your career while the demands of non-stop performance are constantly increasing? Johansson will reveal how to rise to the tremendous challenges leaders today face around innovation and standing apart from everybody else.
Speed is the New IP
The shelf-life of traditional IP is trending towards zero. Instead an organization's ability to move fast, respond to changing conditions, capitalize on unexpected success and scale rapidly is becoming the key to future growth. Transform your company and drop the time of executing from 12 months to 12 weeks, even 12 days.
Hypergrowth: Boosting the Engine of Regional Economies
Johansson demonstrates how his Renaissance ideas have driven regional growth throughout the world, such as medical City in Orlando, startup incubators in Sweden, the economy of Trinidad and Tobago - and how you can do the same in your region.
Captured the tremendous business value of cultural diversity and its impact on innovation in a very fun way! Frans' presentation was one of the highlights of our conference.
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