While brand positioning isn’t particularly hard to explain, neither is describing how a plane flies. But the physics of rapid air flow over the wings is one thing; actually designing and piloting a plane is something else all together.

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Empathy’s the “ability to understand and share the feelings” of someone else from their perspective as opposed to your own. In the context of innovation it’s absolutely critical, yet authentic consumer empathy, as an active presence in many corporations, is somewhat scarce today.

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Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards celebrate individuals and ideas that have broken through and had an impact in business and far beyond…across a wide array of critical fields including technology, biomed, politics, education, healthcare, spirituality, religion, economics, sports, fashion, and philanthropy. These Awards explore and honor “the irrepressible power of the human spirit”.

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On Friday, April 21, don’t miss the design social event of 2017 as design innovators in the creative industry celebrate this year’s Medalists at the 2017 AIGA Awards Gala – together at Pier Sixty in Manhattan. Or, you and friends can join the evening via Live Streaming here.

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Two weeks ago I joined several hundred others at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel for this year’s edition of the Chief Innovation Officer Summit, New York.

The agenda showcased a host of diverse and compelling speakers including, among many other notables, GE’s Chief Scientist, NASA’s Chief Knowledge Officer, WalmartLabs Innovation Lead, Gap’s Dean of Innovation, and Samsung’s Chief Innovation Officer. As you’d expect, several powerful threads and themes emerged across the two days…

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Created by the tireless Craig Hatkoff (of the Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Disruptor Foundation) and his equally gifted partners at RELEVENTS, the first ever Anti-Summit debuted last week across two days and a variety of venues and vantage points in Tribeca and Brooklyn, New York.

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