BrightSight Group speaker and life is good Founder, Bert Jacobs was featured in the Fashion & Style section of The New York Times. The full article is here.
BrightSight Group speaker and author of The Upside: The 7 Strategies for Turning Big Threats into Growth Breakthroughs Adrian Slywotsky was named recently to the list for his “keen sense for the next Big Business Issue as well as his ability to reach outside the business domain for useful and engaging insights. At its core, the book, Slywotzky notes, is about a “a new management discipline that’s not only about protecting the value that you’ve created but also about an unconventional but highly effective way to find some of your biggest new growth opportunities.” Just ask Toyota and Apple, whose success with the Prius and iPod, respectively, are presented as object lessons.” More from the article.
BrightSight Group speaker and author of, Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment was recently featured in NY Times Real Estate Spotlight. From the article, “Buildings can play a much broader role in harvesting energy,” Mr. Brownell said. And not just new buildings. He also envisions retrofitting existing facades with energy-harvesting materials. In the future, he muses, “we may look at city skylines and see gold in them thar facades.”
BrightSight Group Speaker and author of BIG Ideas to BIG Results: Remake and Recharge Your Company, Fast, Mike Kanazawa has recently written an article for changethis.com
From the article..”Because so many of these programs fail, some executives and managers start to believe the old saying that “people hate change” must be true. That is not true. In fact, employment surveys reveal that the top reason good employees leave companies is over a lack of new opportunities and boredom with stagnant, never-changing, dead-end jobs.”
Yellowstone Emergency Physician Luanne Freer, MD, Recognized by the American College of Emergency Physicians as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine”
Washington, D.C. — The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced it has recognized Luanne Freer, MD, FACEP, founder and director, Everest Base Camp, as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine.” The campaign, which is part of ACEP’s 40th anniversary, recognizes emergency physicians who have made significant contributions to emergency medicine, their communities and their patients.
“Emergency physicians are on the front lines of America’s health care system, providing the essential community service of emergency care,” says ACEP President Linda L. Lawrence, MD. “The dedication, passion and commitment Dr. Freer has shown embodies the vision of ACEP’s founders and the ideals of our specialty.”
Dr. Freer, who is also medical director for Yellowstone National Park and associate medical director of Medcor, Inc., found her passion in the wilderness of the Himalayan Mountains and among the Sherpa people. She established a clinic at Everest base camp in April 2003. She spent countless hours recruiting sponsors; collecting donated medications and supplies; recruiting volunteer physicians to help staff the clinic; and finding an expedition/trekking company to provide tents, food and power for her team.
Though the clinic lost money in 2003, Dr. Freer was committed to carrying on during future spring climbing seasons. Eventually her team returned to Everest in subsequent seasons with new custom-made tents and solar panels to enable the team to power its equipment with clean, quiet, renewable energy. The clinic has treated more than 1,300 patients for maladies ranging from gastrointestinal illnesses to frostbite to deadly high-altitude illnesses. Dr. Freer is immediate past president of the Wilderness Medical Society and serves on its board of directors. She received the Wilderness Medical Society’s “Founders Award” in 2007.
“The American College of Emergency Physicians is celebrating 40 years of advancing emergency care, and the nation’s emergency physicians are dedicated to saving even more lives and to improving emergency care for the next 40 years,” said Dr. Lawrence. “Tens of thousands of lives are saved each year by emergency physicians and 115 million patients are treated in the nation’s emergency departments. Emergency physicians are medical specialists who are experts in their field.”
ACEP is a national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine with more than 26,000 members. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
BrightSight Group speaker and TerraCycle founder Tom Szaky are featured in the Enterprise section of today’s WSJ. From the article..”In recent months, TerraCycle, which made its mark as a purveyor of fertilizer made from worm castings, has signed deals or is in talks with these and other companies to collect some of their packaging waste and sew, fuse or weave it into new products such as shower curtains, umbrellas, pencil cases, totes, lunchboxes and backpacks — a process known as upcycling. Many of these items — produced from old Oreo, Kool-Aid and Bear Naked granola packages among others, are now shipping to Target Corp., OfficeMax Inc. and Walgreen Co. stores or are part of discussions for future sale at retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Home Depot Inc.“