Cannes Lions as Global Creative Leadership Classroom

[The following post was originally written three years ago but its recommendations for making the most of the exceptional learning opportunities at the annual Cannes Lions festival remain relevant to the 2015 event.] The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity held each June is the world’s leading celebration of brand communications and creativity. The official… Continue reading

Cannes Lions as Global Creative Leadership Classroom

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity held each June is the world’s leading celebration of brand communications and creativity.  The official programme of the week-long festival combines a dizzying array of industry and agency showcases, formal seminars, lectures, workshops, teaching academies, and award shows.  Arguably even more happens unofficially, with agency and holding companies… Continue reading

Where will you find your ideas? The Ideas Economy and Moving beyond TED

In the Financial Times this weekend, April Dembosky writes about Richard Saul Wurman, one of the creators of the TED conference, and his new WWW event:  http://on.ft.com/SXqtXS .  WWW doesn’t stand for anything specific; instead, it refers to a list words starting with “W”: “wanderlust,” “warming,” and “wizardry” — evidently in order to emphasize the fertile openness of the… Continue reading

Honda’s “Power of Dreams” Online Films

I’ve been viewing the short films online at Honda’s “Power of Dreams” series (http://dreams.honda.com). While very clearly advertisments for Honda, its history and current operations, the films can also be alternatively smart and inspiring, brimming with au courant ideas of management, risk-taking and innovation. (One does wonder, of course, how many of the ideas are… Continue reading