Lessons from Canada’s Best Business Leaders
Kevin O’Leary, John Sleeman, Debbie Travis, Alan Lau, Rose Reisman, Harry Rosen: Dr. Sean Wise has hosted them all on his business interview show; The Naked Entrepreneur which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Now he shares the naked truth behind the success of Canada’s greatest entrepreneurs. Big or small, there are lessons for all. Part inspiration. Part education. All entertaining. In this multimedia, interactive, and engaging keynote Wise illustrates the lessons all organizations can learn from these icons of the economy, these entrepreneurial champions, these masters of innovation. Learn the naked truth behind the success of Canada’s greatest entrepreneurs.
Big Data & Your Business
Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. For most enterprises “business as usual” simply won’t cut it. To adapt, companies, institutes and even NGOs must now operate not as bureaucratic machines but as learning organisms. Organisms that can leverage big data for agility, innovation and a better understanding of clients. The new 21st Century business model yields higher resiliency, greater innovation and superior customer service. If your business is being pushed to evolve in a world of ever increasing change, speed and diversity, then this new way of operating may be for you.
Organizations in the 21st Century
Is your industry undergoing a change? Is your organization being asked to do more with less & it’s no longer business as usual? Wise has spent the last 5 years studying how the 21st Century is impacting the organizational form, examining: the shift from product to services; the move from urban to rural; the impact of technological change; and the rise of collaboration and crowdsourcing. Through social networks and relations tasks get accomplished, knowledge gets shared and most of all work gets done. At the dawn of the 21st century, knowledge has quickly become the key asset of commerce. Today, Connect and Collaborate is replacing Command and Control. Gone are Top Down leadership styles, replaced with collaborative open networks. If your organization needs to be more adaptive to more resilient to change, if you want a happier, more engaged workforce, then you need to adapt to the reality of organizations in the 21st Century.
Innovate like an Entrepreneur!
Entrepreneurs are the backbone of the Canadian economy. Startups today are responsible for 45 per cent of new job creation in Canada. Similarly, Startups continue to be incubators for innovation producing 16.5 times more patents per employee than large firms. In the last decade, Proctor & Gamble has more than doubled their new product success rate (moving from 1 in 5 to 5 in 10) by moving away from internal corporate R&D and embracing entrepreneurship. So what can Entrepreneurs teach you, your team and your organization? In this interactive innovation season, Dr. Wise shares the naked truth behind entrepreneurial innovation and how you can too benefit from a greater entrepreneurial mindset. Leveraging the time he spent with uber entrepreneurs Kevin O’Leary, Brett Wilson, Harry Rosen, John Sleeman, Debbie Travis and many more, Wise will help engage and excite your team about innovation. Learn the 5 mindsets of the entrepreneurial innovator. Charge up your innovation pipeline by engaging your entire team.
Workshop | First Funding: From Idea to Innovation
In this workshop, Professor Wise will cover the three major subjects of raising capital, innovation, and entrepreneurship. You will learn about the various sources of funding available, such as the government, angel investors, and banks. Professor Wise will also discuss how to get yourself and your business in a position to grow and how to build successful partnerships.
Startup Canada Awards | Entrepreneur Mentor of the Year