Silicon Valley’s secret ingredients of success

What is it about Silicon Valley? And why does it attract so many great talents? Young serial entrepreneur Catalin Voss, who got to experience that ecosystem, explains what makes it so special. About FLI Thought Leader Catalin Voss Catalin Voss’ passion for disruptive technologies has led him to become a veritable serial entrepreneur who developed … Read moreSilicon Valley’s secret ingredients of success

The 4 Levels of Innovation Culture

In our interviews with thought leaders about innovation, one aspect keeps coming up: culture. But what are we talking about when we invoke an “Innovation Culture”?  As the digital expert Rahaf Harafoush explained, innovation is an ecosystem and it depends on a series of factors, and each is related to culture in a specific way, from the subjective perspective … Read moreThe 4 Levels of Innovation Culture

How to give a purpose to your company?

Do you want to make business or great business? At the FLI Conference 2016 Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, revealed four steps for meaningful business. What is it that makes a company successful? What is it that makes a company valuable? The first answer to come into one’s mind is: It’s the profit, it’s the … Read moreHow to give a purpose to your company?

5 leadership lessons from an orchestra conductor

What does leading an orchestra have to do with leading a company? More than you think.   How can a conductor possibly teach business executives how to improve their leadership skills? Turns out that in his workshop “Leading & Conducting” the conductor Raphael Hoensbroech, managing director at the Konzerthaus Berlin but also active as conductor … Read more5 leadership lessons from an orchestra conductor

How can businesses foster innovation?

The Editor-in-chief of WIRED UK David Rowan has the answer… Last year, one of the speakers at the FLI Conference was David Rowan. In his current position, he travels around the world visiting about 150 interesting companies each year.  David got all the participants really engaged when telling stories about those purpose driven businesses and their innovative approach. He … Read moreHow can businesses foster innovation?