Puncturing the Myth that Chinese Brands Don't innovate
Greg Lindsay, Author
Is the world changing or is gen y changing the world?
Kristine Shine, Popsugar
I'm Not a Real Friend, But I Play One on the Internet
Embracing Design Thinking
7 Most Innovative Programs in Prestige
5 ways to listen better
Julian Treasure, The Sound Agency
"Sole e amore" (Giacomo Puccini)
Nicolette Mavroleon, soprano
Scott is a Clinical Professor of Marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business, where he teaches brand strategy and luxury marketing, and is the founder of L2, a think tank for digital innovation. Scott is also the founder of Firebrand Partners, an operational activist firm that has invested more than $1 billion in U.S. consumer and media companies. In 1997, he founded Red Envelope, an Internet-based branded consumer gift retailer. In 1992, Scott founded Prophet, a brand strategy consultancy that employs more than 120 professionals in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Scott was elected to the World Economic Forum’s “Global Leaders of Tomorrow,” which recognizes 100 individuals under the age of 40 “whose accomplishments have had impact on a global level.”
Scott has served on the boards of directors of Eddie Bauer (Nasdaq: EBHI), The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), Gateway Computer, eco-America, and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He received a B.A. from UCLA and an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley.
Peter is Dean of New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He joined NYU Stern in 2010 from Stanford University, where he was the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Economics, the John and Cynthia Fry Gunn Faculty Scholar, and Associate Director of the Center for Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Prior to assuming his current position, Peter was also a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Peter is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2000-2001 he was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. The National Science Foundation's Early CAREER Development Program supported his research and teaching from 2001-2006. In 2004, Peter participated in the Copenhagen Consensus, an international conference on how to make the most efficient use of the world's scarcest resources. The Economist magazine named the published proceedings of the conference one of the best business books of 2004. The author of numerous articles and book chapters, Peter is best known for a series of publications in the three flagship journals of the American Economic Association that overturn conventional wisdom on the topics of debt relief, international capital flows, and the role of institutions in economic growth: "Debt Relief" Journal of Economic Perspectives (Winter 2006); "Capital Account Liberalization: Theory, Evidence, and Speculation" Journal of Economic Literature (December 2007); "Institutions vs. Policies: A Tale of Two Islands" American Economic Review (May 2009). He is currently writing a book for Oxford University Press.
Peter received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997. While in graduate school, he served as a consultant to the Governors of the Bank of Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). His research at the ECCB contributed to the intellectual foundation for establishing the first stock market in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Area.
Prior to attending MIT, Peter was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where he received a BA in mathematics and a Full Blue in basketball. He also holds a BA in economics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar, a National Merit Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Marshall Scholar-Elect. Born in Jamaica, Peter became a U.S. citizen in 1986.
Tim is Chief Scientist of the Pacific Social Architecting Corporation, a San Francisco-based research and development firm focusing on the development of technology to conduct large-scale social shaping with swarms of bots online. He was formerly a strategist and analyst at The Barbarian Group, an interactive marketing agency, and was a researcher for the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
Tim is also the co-founder of the Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, an international community of micro-philanthropy devoted to supporting the interest of awesomeness in the universe. For his work, he has appeared in The New York Times, Wired Magazine, and The Washington Post, among others. He tweets regularly @timhwang, and blogs somewhat less frequently at http://brosephstalin.com.
Greg is a contributing writer for Fast Company and the author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. He is a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management and also a fellow of the Hybrid Reality Institute, exploring the co-evolution of humans and technology. Greg speaks frequently about innovation and globalization, most recently at MoMA PS1, the University of California, New York University, Shanghai Expo 2010, and the Chicago Council of Global Affairs.
homas is the founding partner of Lockwood Resource, an international recruiting firm specializing in design and innovation leadership. He was the president of DMI, Design Management Institute, 2006-2011, and is one of the few people in the world with a PhD in design management.
Thomas is the co-editor of four books: The Handbook of Design Management (2011), Design Thinking (2010), Corporate Creativity (2008) and Building Design Strategy (2007), and a visiting professor at Pratt Institute in New York City. A Fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts in London, he is a frequent design award judge, and an advisor to corporations and to countries about integrating design more strategically.
Paul Romer is Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and Director of its Urbanization Project. The Urbanization Project addresses a truly historic challenge and opportunity: welcoming an additional 3 - 5 billion people to urban life in less than a century. The Project's first initiative helps existing cities plan for expansion. Its second initiative fosters the creation of entirely new cities because history shows that a new city offers a uniquely important opportunity to implement systemic social reform and speed up progress.
Prior to joining Stern, Romer taught at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where he took an entrepreneurial detour to start Aplia, an education technology company dedicated to increasing student effort and engagement. Romer is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2002, he received the Recktenwald Prize for his work on the role of ideas in sustaining economic growth.
Kristine is the Vice President of PopSugar Media, the online leader in original content and social media for Y Women. In this role, Kristine has been responsible for creating solutions for brands to engage and interact with this indefinable generation of women. Through her work, Kristine has discovered what resonates most with this generation and how brands can get these influential women to become their evangelists. She blogs about her thoughts on this important demographic on Why Y Women: Marketing and Millenials and contributes to MediaPost's Engage:GenY blog. Prior to joining Popsugar, Shine was at Spotrunner, Microsoft, and Business Week.
Julian Treasure is author of the book Sound Business, the first map of the exciting new territory of applied sound for business, and he has been widely featured in the world's media, including The Economist and The Times. He is an international speaker on sound and listening, and is one of very few people with three talks on TED.com.
Julian is chairman of The Sound Agency, a UK-based consultancy that helps companies achieve better results by optimizing the sound they make in every aspect of business for example, bringing sound in branding and marketing communication into congruence with visuals, or designing and installing effective soundscapes for branded spaces such as shops, offices, and corporate receptions.
Julian's vision is to make the world sound beautiful, by helping individuals to listen consciously and companies to discover that good sound is good business. Julian was educated at St Paul's School, London and at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.
Between the proliferation of earbuds, the culture of personal broadcasting, and the increasing pace of life across much of the globe, are we losing our ability to listen? Julian Treasure, author of Sound Business, laments what he sees as an undeniable trend toward fragmented listening and the muffling of the "quiet, small voice."
Chinese luxury brands such as Lee Ning fight hard to compete legitimately with established Western companies, but ultimately, "Even Chinese consumers will not buy domestic brands when they have the opportunity to buy the foreign luxury brands," explains Greg Lindsay, author of Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next. So which Chinese competitors should U.S. luxury brands watch out for?
If human longevity is run by a genetic "source code" that gauges each person's value to society, how can you fool your code and live longer? Scott Galloway, founder of L2, champions the virtues of the "work hard, play hard" philosophy: intense bouts of physical and mental activity, tempered by frequent resting periods, seem to lead to hyper-efficiency and an evolutionary edge.