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INNOVATE OR ELSE

A culture of innovation is the only sustainable competitive advantage.
And it begins here.

 
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about

The pace of change in the world is now faster than the natural pace of most organizations and people. Technology, globalization and inter-connectedness have resulted in hyper-competition and an unrelenting pressure to perform better, which means to innovate faster. Innovation is not a thing, it's a way of being, an ethos and belief system also known as a culture.

Whether you're a country, company or everyday citizen, you must innovate to thrive and even survive. And that means you need to transform your culture from reactive to proactive, from static to dynamic, from do-ers to learners and do-ers. And that's what I can help your organization become.

I have spent my entire career running or helping others run high performing entities, entities founded on cultures of innovation. My employees and clients have told me that I have a unique ability to paint a picture of what could be and then help to make it happen.

If you’re looking for different thinking and practical applicable guidance on how to create a culture of innovation and realize the myriad of positive consequences it will yield, shoot me a note. I’d love to talk.

 

INNOVATION CATALYST | AUTHOR | MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

speaking

I speak to clarify, to guide, to motivate. If you have employees or customers that would benefit from a jolt of the truth and a refreshingly different view of the possible, that need help getting to a better place, I would love to talk to them, and you. 

Technology is Dead

A TED-type talk I gave in Singapore at the largest FinTech conference in the world on Innovation and the importance of better connecting to the truth of our humanity.

THE Power of Simple

As the volume of everything (choice, data, features, interactions) grows, we predict a backlash and a push for less. Simplification will become the new normal in marketing and business.

Inside Innovation

“Inside Innovation” is a crisp and compelling view of the why, what and how of innovation, and a call to innovation for any country, company or individual. The talk's summary point is that all successful innovation, technological or otherwise is grounded in a deep understanding of humanity.

The Meaning of Life, Sort of.

Me being interviewed by Steph Noris from the stellar media agency Norbella, discussing life, risk, love and other stuff.

2 Minutes on “Can Anyone Innovate?”

2 Minutes on What Makes a Great Leader

2 Minutes on the Shelf Life of Zero

2 Minutes on the Source Code for Innovation

2 Minutes on Barriers to Innovation

2 Minutes on Empathy and Innovation

2 Minutes on “Can Introverts Network?”

2019 Speaking Schedule

Previous

  • Deloitte Partners Conference, March 28, 2019

  • Seamless Fintech Dubai, April 9-10, 2019

  • Fintech Americas, May 30-31, 2019

Upcoming

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WRITING

I write for others, to share my thoughts about how to help people get to a better place. Better businesses, better communities, better people. My book is a work-in-progress and my blog is stream-of-conscious. At times, and in time, hopefully of interest.

 
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ONE EIGHTY IS A GLOBAL INNOVATION CONSULTING FIRM THAT HELPS COUNTRIES AND COMPANIES BETTER COMPETE BY CREATING CULTURES OF INNOVATION. WE SUBSCRIBE TO THE FUNDAMENTAL TRUTH THAT ALL ENTITIES ARE SIMPLY THE COMPOSITE CAPACITY OF THE PEOPLE WITHIN THEM. IN ORDER TO BE MORE INNOVATIVE, TO COMPETE MORE EFFECTIVELY, THE PEOPLE (EMPLOYEES, CITIZENS) MUST BE MORE INNOVATIVE. THAT’S WHY A CULTURE OF INNOVATION IS THE LYNCHPIN TO 21ST CENTURY ADVANTAGE.

CREATING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION TAKES FULL ON LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT, TIME AND A WILLINGNESS TO CHANGE. THAT WILLINGNESS USUALLY ONLY EXISTS WHEN IT IS MOTIVATED BY NEED, OR MORE POINTEDLY, DESPERATION. IF YOUR ORGANIZATION IS THERE, WE ARE HERE. LET’S TALK.

CHRIS COLBERT, CEO

1.617.448.3832

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Yes, I’M INTERESTED IN INNOVATING MY WORLD.

 
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