Posts Tagged ‘OpenText’

The Purpose-Driven Show Rolls On

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

We had another successful event in San Francisco featuring John Seely Brown as part of the OpenText Purpose-Driven Speaker Series.

Brown is a visiting scholar at USC and the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. During the talk he shared his thoughts and research on intrinsic motivation, incentive systems, learning organizations, organizational design and facing new challenges.  He had a touch of laryngitis, but was able to carry on. His voice isn’t normally quite this gruff. The video below contains a few highlights.


 
 

Register now to see John Seely Brown’s talk in San Francisco on October 18

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

John Seely Brown, a visiting scholar at USC and the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, will be sharing his unique views on technology in the human context during his upcoming talk at the Westin San Francisco Market Street hotel on Tuesday, October 18th. His presentation is part of OpenText’s Purpose-Driven speaker series. Part scientist, part artist and part strategist, his views are unique and distinguished by a broad view of the human contexts in which technologies operate and a healthy skepticism about whether or not change always represents genuine progress. He will be sharing his thoughts and research on intrinsic motivation, incentive systems, learning organizations, organizational design and facing new challenges.

This free event is sponsored by OpenText , a global leader in content management and social software, including OpenText Social Work Place which helps purpose-driven teams assemble, stay connected, and achieve breakthrough results.

Register online at http://jsb-purposebiz.eventbrite.com/ and follow the event on Facebook.

Watch John’s keynote on YouTube here.

Michael Edson’s Talk Wows Crowd

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Michael Edson of The Smithsonian Institution gave a fascinating talk this morning at The Willard Hotel only a few blocks away from The White House on  Pennsylvania Avenue. It was fun to watch as his witty, intellectual rapid-fire talk had the entire room buzzing with interest as he talked about the unique social media challenges and opportunities faced by government agencies and non-profit organizations. The audience was so engaged during the Q&A session that we were actually kicked out of our meeting room by the hotel staff to make way for the next event!

You can check out his presentation here:

Michael Edson

Michael Edson Purpose-Driven Talk from McKenzie Worldwide on Vimeo.

Simon Sinek’s Talk was GREAT!

Monday, July 11th, 2011

I was in NYC today listening to Simon Sinek’s talk and I have to say that I was totally inspired by his ideas and the benefits of using the “Start With Why” framework. It  is a simple, yet elegant way to think about defining or refining the purpose of your organization. You may want to pick up a copy of his book. It may cause you to rethink your business.

Message for the day: Start with Why and inspire people around you to achieve amazing things!

Here’s the video from our event:

Simon Sinek OpenText Talk


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