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Who’s Knocking? It’s Disruption — Ready or Not…

Ira Kaufman and Jean AbiNader When Donald Trump seized the presidential election, many pundits shifted from predicting his demise to exploring what they had missed. How did the best political analysts and pollsters with the best data miss the outcome so dramatically? Pundits and experts will discuss possible errors for years to come. This [...]

February 8th, 2017|

Who is Juliet? 8 Steps to Forming a Personal Global Brand

by Ira Kaufman Why Create a Personal Global Brand? A number of years ago, a news anchor with a major TV station, we’ll call her Juliet, asked to meet with me for coffee to discuss how to use social media to promote her program; she wanted to become a nationally recognized newscaster. I suggested [...]

February 4th, 2017|

OP-ED: Roanoke Times November 2016—Unprecedented Disruption: The Election Today, Your Business Tomorrow –

Kaufman is director of the Institute for Transformative Leadership at Lynchburg College.When Donald Trump seized the presidential election, many pundits shifted from predicting his demise to exploring what they had missed. How did the best people with the best data miss the outcome so dramatically?Political scientists and statisticians will discuss the possible errors for years [...]

November 30th, 2016|

“Destruct” Your Business… Disruption Flipped

Welcome to the conversation. You are one of the million+ executives globally that are challenged by “current business environment of disruption and digital innovation.” Google it! Here’s what comes up … “Digital disruption is at the heart of all the conversations; it has just begun.” “Most businesses are not just concerned about all aspects of [...]

August 30th, 2016|

Business Leaders need to be Digital Pioneers…BUT are they prepared?

Who are the leaders of today …tomorrow?  … Are they Digital Pioneers? Leadership is a courageous journey to disrupt the old, amplify the new, and propel the global community forward. “To grasp the digital opportunity… enterprises need to “flip” from old to new in terms of information and technology leadership, value leadership and people [...]

June 8th, 2016|

Are You a World Class Digital Leader?

Three months ago in preparing for a presentation at the World Marketing Summit in Tokyo, Professor Philip Kotler, the grandfather of modern marketing, challenged me with the question- What does it take to be a world-class digital leader? Having led workshops and consulted with senior executives on five continents on digital marketing and transformation, [...]

March 4th, 2016|

Goal of Entrepreneurship… profit, sustainability or both?

By   J.E. Rash, Legacy International Ira Kaufman, Entwine Digital By enabling the rapid diffusion of ideas and concretizing modes of communicating change, digital technologies are changing our world offering unprecedented opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship. There are more than 7000 accelerators and incubators globally representing a $56.2 billion market for new entrepreneurial ventures. [...]

January 15th, 2016|