Maslow’s Revenge

maslow’s hierarchy of needs By David Bruel & Frank Pagano Spoiler alert. Three (humble) predictions on behavioral change, rediscovering a grand classic: the Maslow’s pyramid. Technology will create better ways to climb up and down the old ladder, post Covid-19.   A third of the global population is on a coronavirus lockdown, and dramatically re-prioritizing their needs. Here’s our view on ...

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WHO WILL BE IN ROOM 716?

WHO WILL BE IN ROOM 716? Thursday, March 19th, 2020, will be a day I’ll never forget. My team and I landed in Southern California in the midst of the most widespread pandemic our world has faced in my lifetime. After we arrived at our (not small) hotel, we discovered that our group of four people accounted for 20% of ...

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Innovating for Success after COVID19

We will beat the COVID19 virus, and innovation will play a key role in that victory.  We will find new treatments, using either new drugs, or hopefully fast-tracking reapplication of existing ones.  We will reapply existing technology to mass produce respirators. Nothing spurs innovation like a crisis, or a war, and we are in the middle of both. How quickly we’ll achieve ...

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Upskilling to drive growth in times of uncertainty

Someone asked me recently, how many times I have reinvented myself and my business, throughout my long and stellar career. I found myself hard-pressed to accurately share the actual number. It seems that, for me, reinvention became a really useful and rewarding habit, especially as it forced me to upskill, to successfully and continuously adapt to the constant barrage of ...

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The Coronavirus is a Forcing Function for Financial Services Innovation

“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” –Elon Musk The Coronavirus is having a big impact in financial services, and is going to have an even greater impact on innovation. Why? Because the Coronavirus has made digital innovations essential to running a business no longer optional. As the deadly virus has ...

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What’s Your Take

The coronavirus has now been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization. So what does innovation look like in a time of crisis? How do we respond as innovators? Click "Read More" to join the discussion.

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