Fireside chat with Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin

At the annual KV CEO Summit, we were fortunate to have both Larry Page and Sergey Brin sit down to discuss a wide range of topics including the acquisition that never was (although not for lack of trying!), why computers today are still pretty bad, their partnership over the last 16 years, the future of Google, government 2.0 and how machine learning and technology will shape our future of abundance. Read More



Dare to disagree

Margaret Heffernan is the author of “Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril.” Previously, she served as the CEO of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and iCAST Corporation. In this talk, learn why its important for leaders and organizations to cultivate a culture where people can dare to disagree based on her extensive research on willful blindness. Read More




TechCrunch / Do you need to be a jerk to be a successful entrepreneur?

I recently read Ben Austen’s WIRED article about Steve Jobs, which prompted me to put together my thoughts about the tradeoffs of being a successful entrepreneur. Austen’s article draws a caricature of Jobs and puts forth a series of false choices. After reading it, you might be convinced that you can either be a jerk and successful or decent and mediocre. Read More