On 15 April I have the pleasure of speaking at the #IrishBizparty conference in Dublin. I have been an admirer of Samantha Kelly for quite a while. First time I met her was in the house of one of the dragons, when she had started Funky Goddess and got the investment.
I am a Sam fan
Since then she has gone from strength to strength. She has written a book, was on TV as a presenter and has created a number of communities, including #irishbizparty. As one of the founders of Smallbusinesscan, I can assure you, that is no mean feat.
Therefore I was delighted she asked me to speak at the Dublin conference.
Future proofing your business
My topic for the day is future proofing your business. Future trends is what we do a lot with Bookbuzz. When you talk to small businesses, I am always amazed on how trend watching is not on the radar. Granted, I read too much science fiction, but to stay in business, you need to be aware. To strategise and to know where you are going, you need context. Trend watching gives you that context and a picture of the place of your business in that future.
If you don’t recognise the names below, I would argue, that you are in trouble,
- Richard Watson
- Ray Kurzweil
- Jason Silva
- Faith Popcorn
- Chris Anderson
- Naseem Taleb
- Brian Solis
- Ken Robinson
- Seth Godin
Not to worry, on the day, I will walk you through some of the key concepts that these business experts talk and write about and will give you some tools to help you make sense.
Hope to see you there and hope to be as inspirational as Samantha.