Last week I was in Astana, Kazakhstan, to take part in the opening celebration of BI University, alongside Aidyn Rakhimbaev, Chairman of BI Group, the country’s largest construction company, and Kazakhstan’s Minister of Education. The university’s goal is to offer world-class professional development and education.
During my recent visit to the Dominican Republic, I received a large dose of media coverage. This interest was the result of the impressive social innovation focus and vision of my host, the Lady Vice President of the county.
I am very much looking forward to speaking at the Family Office Forum in Singapore, on December 5-6. This exclusive gathering of the world’s most influential family businesses is organized by Tobias Prestel and his team, who are the global leaders in hosting bespoke Family Office events.
The highly anticipated follow-up to the Global bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy has hit the market, under the title Blue Ocean Shift. The book, which is already toping the charts, describes the step by step process of creating cultural shifts in organizations in order to move them from market competing to market creating.
I am pleased to have been asked to design the first Arab Innovation Forum in Dubai next February. This high level, 3-day event will have key regional business and government leaders in attendance. We are currently in the process of selecting the lineup of global speakers to invite for each of the six innovation topics (Healthcare, Financial Services, Government Services, Technology, Transportation, and Energy/Utilities).