The most successful companies understand that innovation is the engine of sustained growth and relevance. But easier said than done. So what is the path to systematic, meaningful innovation?
Speaker Bio: Gabor George Burt is an internationally recognized expert on innovation, creativity and strategy development. His spheres of expertise help organizations to overstep perceived limitations and to carve out successful growth strategies. Gabor’s book Slingshot explores the connection between systematic creativity and smart strategy. Gabor George Burt was born in Budapest, Hungary. He holds a BA in psychology from Amherst College as well as an MBA from INSEAD, France.
Over the past decade Gabor has gained international recognition in the management world as a pioneer in the strategic perspective of Defying Conventional Wisdom, as well as a leading expert on Blue Ocean Strategy, the influential framework that transforms unconventional ideas into successful strategies. He is actively involved in shaping strategy for a diverse group of international clients from Fortune 500 firms to successful start-ups and leading by example through his own initiatives.
Gabor writes articles for leading business publications and co-hosts a nationally broadcast radio show. His blog has been selected as one of the top online resources on innovation. Gabor has been featured in the book Radical Action for Radical Times, contributed case study material for the record-breaking book Blue Ocean Strategy and is the author of Slingshot which explores the connection between systematic creativity and smart strategy.
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