BrightSight Group speaker and author Amanda Ripley is scheduled to appear on Fox & Friends this Thursday, June 26th at 7:30 am. Amanda will be making a remote appearance from Washington D.C. She will be discussing her new book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why
BrightSight Group speaker and author, Sam Gosling, has been honored by The American Psychological Association with a 2008 APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. He was recognized for his early career contribution to psychology in his research on animal personality. The Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award was established in 1956 and consists of a citation and a cash prize, which are presented at the APA Annual Convention. (May 2008)
Dr. Gosling’s book, Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You, has just been published. To read about the upcoming book tour and view the schedule of events go to Snoopology.
BrightSight Group Speaker and CEO of Space Adventures, Eric Anderson is now a major world player in manned spaceflight. Space Adventures, the broker of the first tourist flights to space celebrated its ten-year anniversary today here at the Explorer’s Club in New York with the announcement that it had scored a deal with the Russian Federal Space Agency, or RKA, to buy an entire flight to the International Space Station…..more
“In the book we explain why, when Warren Buffet speaks, we listen. He’s said there are two types of people in the world, “…those who get in their own way and those who don’t.” As an executive coach I spend most of my time helping clients get out of their own way. The five-element story model is a powerful tool for this sort of change.
Jim is CEO of a mid sized tech company that has begun to flounder in the last year. Observing Jim in action I saw that what he was telling his team either confused them, or worse, bored them. Asking around, I realized Jim was on the verge of becoming irrelevant because market conditions had shifted. His corporate story was growing stale. To refresh it, I had Jim go to his direct reports and work with them to redefine the problems his company was facing in a way everyone could agree with. In five-element story terms I had him polish his Antagonist. Jim was getting in his own way by holding on to old models of the competition that no longer applied. Once he let go of the past his company rallied behind him, and is now rapidly getting back on track.
Jim never lacked brainpower (he developed two important patents for gosh sakes). What he lacked was not IQ but SI, Story Intelligence. In the marketplace of ideas, SI – Story Intelligence – is the most important sort of smarts to have.” Bob Dickman
BrightSight Group speaker and Founder of Play, Andy Stefanovich will be featured on the CNBC series The Business of Innovation hosted by Maria Bartiromo. The show airs Monday nights at 9 pm. Andy will be a guest on the third show, airing Monday, June 16th. Please tune in to hear his perspective on innovation today.