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Welcome to the launch of Women Who Innovate! Our inaugural guest is the renowned Vivek Wadhwa, who has been relentless in the pursuit of getting more women involved in innovation. The purpose of this radio show is to provide a platform where the voices of women innovators can be heard. I could not be more honored that Vivek is opening up a subject that I am passionate on – inspiring women to get out of their comfort zones and innovate. A few things about Vivek – in 1999, was named a “leader of tomorrow” by Forbes magazine; in 2012 was named one of six 2012 Outstanding American by Choice” recipients and was recognized by Foreign Policy magazine as a Top 100 Global Thinker. In 2013, was named to Time magazine’s list of the Top 40 Most Influential Minds in Tech. Join us as Vivek shares with us his groundbreaking crowdsourced campaign on gathering innovation stories from women!
When you are prepared to imagine, innovate, and risk within your gift set you are no longer living within the set standard of average! ~ Tracy Worley
Who are you inviting to the dance floor to innovate, collaborate, and have fun?
We all have risk and either we embrace it or do everything in our power to avoid it. Imagine the playground where a group of children are jumping off the top of the monkey bars and then there are the few who stand at the edge pacing waiting for the school bell to ring so they do not have to jump.
I want to encourage you to JUMP! Not in the sense of physical, mental, or spiritual harm but to really jump back into a childlike state and use your imagination, create, and innovate right where you stand. Ken Robinson states the risk of imagination eloquently, be prepared to be wrong. When you are prepared to risk, be wrong, and basically stand there looking like an idiot you are onto something!
The risk takers are the ones you watch rise to the next level, the risk takers are the ones who are creating original ideas.
What You Learned
Expectations | Client & Team
Leading Creativity and Value
"To create sustained innovation excellence..it is necessary to create innovation platforms and netowkrs of individuals within them where the selected innovative individuals can share with each other, be lead, and GROW." ~ Davila, Epstein, Shelton
You are meant to have a life and career of significance so embrace your natural gifts, talents, wisdom, and knowledge to create original ideas.
Look UP & OUT!
So how do you prepare for this new economy? It is high-tech and evolving quickly. It is also low wage for workers and low margin for businesses. The key to success appears to be innovation. But not just technological innovation -- but mind innovation. It’s something I have heard Chris Steely talk about for years now. Chris is a business consultant and trainer. His site is www.bizkickers.com. He explains how to innovate your mind. He also cites some good books.
3:40-6:08 So when we talk about innovation… how do you innovate yourself? … deploy like never done before… innovate how we think… how we deliver a solution… new economy … in this new economy.”
How do you innovate your brain for this new economy?
It’s really the metaphor of sharpening the edge… Stephen Covey… Quantum Warrior by John Kehoe… leaders are readers… Success leaves clues: Jim Rone … getting out in community… what you don’t know … science of programming language of your brain … we are all Einstein to some extent … we all get to heed it.”
I think awareness is the key… Secret cliché… Secret doesn’t talk about taking effective action… systems of leadership … track your business… read… seminars… to get results.”
My take-away from this one: It is not easy out there. This is a new economy. And you need to understand the new economy and then know the rules or if you are innovative enough recreate the rules. That’s informed not inflamed. Catch you next time.
The Conscience Economy: How a Mass Movement for Good is Great for Business by Steven Overman
This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Steven Overman. The original live interview was 7/31/15.
A generation of people around the world, from Boston to Bangkok, from New York to New Delhi, are making everyday choices in ways that defy traditional logic. They are judging where and how their clothes were made, not just how they fit. They are thinking global but buying local.
Steven Overman provides context, inspiration and some basic tools to help readers reframe how they evolve and grow whatever it is they lead—whether it’s a community, a business, a product, or a marketing campaign. From the boardroom to the startup loft, from the State Department to the pulsing marketplaces of the developing world, The Conscience Economy will help international leaders, influencers, investors and decision-makers to manage, innovate and thrive in a new world where “doing good” matters as much as “doing well.” Ignore it, and your consumer or voter base will rebel, using a host of free tools and cheap connectivity to spread their rejection to peers around the world in real time. Leverage it, and Conscience Culture is a wellspring of financial upside. Steven Overman recently joined Kodak as Chief Marketing Officer, where he will lead the renewal of one of the world’s biggest brands.
His website is http://stevenoverman.com/
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A sure bet for recouping you broadband investment? Follow Columbus, Ohio’s game plan of marrying wired and wireless broadband so your local government’s Internet of Things and their Internet of People to form a truly smart city.
Columbus uses broadband and information technology to innovate, collaborate, attract investment, improve government services delivery and raise the quality of life for its citizens, winning it the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year award. The Intelligent Community Forum (IFC) gives this award to highlight communities’ best practices for adapting to the demands of the broadband economy.
Gary Cavin, City of Columbia, decribe some of the projects that contributed to his city’s winning its prestigious honor. Researchers at Ohio State University won a two-year $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a safe and resilient network architecture dubbed the “Science DMZ.”
New gigabit networking and application support tools are being developed that will foster broadband adoption. High-definition video supporting public safety, law enforcement and first responders. The city’s Comprehensive Traffic Signaling System (CTSS) program is building a backbone of fiber optic cable and wireless communications technologies.
Cavin informs listeners how other cities can use the power of the gigabit to transform government services and create new applications. Several of Columbus’ best practices will be included in the new version Craig Settles’ book, Building the Gigabit City.
I have a dream...Celebrating Our Jubilee!
Our forefathers and mothers planted trees from which we gather fruit, and dug wells from which we quench our thirst. Civil Rights Activist marched for us, died for us and pleaded for our equality.
So what are we leaving behind for our communities today? What are we fostering in the minds of our Black children? How will we strengthen our families and our communities? How will we show the power of LOVE in the world? How are we Leading Change?
Fifty years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream..." Speech debuted in Detroit and transformed a nation. Today, we Celebrate our Jubilee and join in that movement of teaching us all to evolve in our beliefs, values and purpose for the elevation of our consciousness into the greatness that lies in the Human Spirit.
Today, we must look deeply at our patterns of behavior if we expect to see changes in our communities, our schools, our children and most importantly, in ourselves. Living is a major City that is creating a major divide in the standards of living, access to jobs, and so much more, it is imperative that we look to our history for guidance, and access our we are carrying that vision forward. We must look for innovative ways to offset what's being set up for our children.
And how do we do that? We look at our patterns of behavior in how we are operating, thinking, spending, learning, and sharing so that we can release old patterns that no longer work, and innovate new ways of achieving growth for our communities.
Tune in to today's show to learn how to changing old patterns will release new creative powers at our disposal that may have been lying dormant due to blockages of past experiences.
We are powerful, and together we rise!
Hour one: Mindspark Interactive. Timothy Allen, President at Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc.
Conceived in 1999, Mindspark has evolved from a simple toolbar company to grow successful businesses in the Browser Applications, Desktop Utilities and Mobile market segments. Their three global divisions innovate and produce a diverse and expanding portfolio of products and experiences from customized homepages to award winning utilities and apps. Apalon is a leading mobile development company that creates apps for App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore and Samsung apps. Apalon always aims at redefining the way people interact with their mobile devices. The unique blend of passion and skills at the company's DNA enables to deliver unrivaled products to the end users. They stay focused and create products that drive value to our users and make their life easier.
Hour two: News, brought to you by SlimWare Utilities!
Craig and Ben do Computer and Technology News, brought to you by SlimWare Utilities, the Official Optimization Software of Computer America, and answer your computer questions!
WBOKRADIO / Intro To Info Proudly Welcomes "THE FAT BOYS" OWN "Kool Rock Ski"
Tune In As HNIC & DJ Tony Too Tuff Sits Down With "Kool Rock Ski" & Anticipating A Call In From "Prince Markie Dee" As Well..
We Will Discuss Their Career Past, Present & Future..
We will Also Play Some Of Their Great Music We All Remember..
(the late) Big Buff Love, the Human Beatbox, was a pioneer in beatboxing (using his mouth to create hip hop percussion sounds). He and another contemporary, Doug E. Fresh, popularized beatboxing, inspiring other artists to innovate, including Biz Markie and, later, others such as Rahzel. Attempting to capitalize on the appearance-oriented name of the Fat Boys,
Unfourtunately On December 10, 1995, Buff Love died of a heart attack in Rosedale, Queens, New York. He was 28 years old and reportedly weighed 450 pounds (200 kg).
The surviving members of the Fat Boys launched OriginalFatBoys.com its first official homepage on November 5, 2008.
In March 2009, Kool Rock-ski announced the launch of his official website, the Official Kool Rock website. His first solo project, "Party Time" (EP) was released on April 14, 2009.
Dr. Brian Schriner has over 25 years of higher education teaching and administrative experience. In 2011 he was appointed Dean of the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA). Under Brian’s leadership and the faculty members’ expertise, the College’s academic programs have ascended to national prominence with a united mission to deploy the power of architecture + the arts to engage the global community to create, innovate, and inspire solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems.
In support of that engaged mission, Brian expanded the College to Miami Beach and launched CARTA | Miami Beach Urban Studios in the iconic 420 Building on Lincoln Road, where more than 100 graduate students in design, visual arts, and the performing arts work collaboratively with members of the community to solve real-world problems.
Brian has strategically grown the College of Architecture + The Arts from 1,200 students to more than 2,500 students and from 70 full-time faculty members to close to 100 full-time faculty members. He has also raised over $7.5M in philanthropy and auxiliary revenues to support the College’s mission, and in less than 4 years the College has doubled its total annual revenues to $30M.
In addition to his administrative work, Brian is an accomplished author having published five books and numerous scholarly articles. www.fiu.edu
Join digitalundivided for a fun talk about tech in "the hood." Hear digitalundivided partner, Darlene Gillard with chat Pam Perry about the "digital divide." Is it a myth? Is it real? Do certain cities lag when it comes to technology and social media usage?
Darlene Gillard and Kathryn Finney are the "tech superstars" who are also hosting numerous community "tech talk" events. One event they will sit down with MC Hammer & others in Detroit at Cass Tech to chat about technology, tech ideas from urban communities, and the future of entrepreneurship in the black community. Get the details for this free event at: Detroit Event
digitalundivided is a social enterprise excelling at getting the urban community in the tech space! DID's forward-thinking initiatives increase the active participation of the urban community, especially women, in the digital space.
in Rock Music
Hr1: Mikayla (Rock/Southern Rock)
“My goal is to write songs for the future…songs that will stand the test of time…the type of songs that will immediately take you back to that ‘feel good’ emotion you had when you first heard it…and you will want to listen to it over and over,” says Mikayla.
As Mikayla continues to earn a frenzied fan-base, V2D Records is releasing a new single and subsequent video, every 30 to 45 days. Unlike most record labels, V2D concentrates on releasing hit singles, rather than albums, their motto is: INNOVATE, DON’T EMULATE
Mikayla’s music is being heard in more than 70 countries around the world…she is a guest on some of the biggest talk shows on the planet.
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