What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBayArea. At our TEDxBayArea event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Our guest: John Hagel III, is a co-founder of the Deloitte Center for Edge Innovation (with John Seely Brown and Lang Davison). His work focuses on the intersection of business strategy and IT and has been recognized by the World Economic Forum, Accenture (Top 100 Business Gurus), Business Week (one of the 25 most influential people in electronic business), and he has twice been the recipient of the McKinsey Award for the best article published in the Harvard Business Review.
Co-author of Net Gain, Net Worth, Out of the Box, and The Only Sustainable Edge, we will have the pleasure of hearing about a new book, The Power of Pull -- How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion (Hagel, Seely Brown, & Davison, 2010, Basic Books).
About The Power of Pull:
The power of pull puts each of us, individually and together, in a position to collaborate in a complete re-imagination of our biggest private-and public-sector institutions, one that may eventually remake society as a whole. As customers, we have more choices, and more information with which to make those choices, than ever before. As talented employees we have greater power too than before, since we create the lion's share of today's corporate profitability. As each of us votes with our feet and allies ourselves with new generations of institutions, we'll abandon the old ones, leaving them to drift into obsolescence and setting in motion a reshaping of broad arenas of economic and civic life.
Official Website: http://tedxbayareaaug2010.eventbrite.com/
Added by FullCalendar on July 24, 2010