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Speaking Business podcast

Each week Maria Franzoni, Speaker Bureau Director, invites one of her speakers to talk about their life, work, passions and leisure so that you can get to know the person who is the speaker behind the mic.

Aug 2, 2018

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Jim Harris. Jim is one of North America's foremost thinkers on disruptive innovation. Jim is the bestselling author of The Learning Paradox, The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada, and Blindsided. Blindsided is published in 80 countries worldwide and is a number one international bestseller. The Miami Herald calls Blindsided "brilliant stuff". Jim is a catalyst for conversation and change. He excels at leading people to new ways of thinking, making productive, profitable change possible.

Recorded on: 24th May 2018

Show Notes:

In this week’s show Jim Harris talks to us about climate change, being a global social influencer, disruptive innovation and how driverless cars will disrupted us more than we realise. Jim also tells us how his great aunt influenced his passion for the environment and how by reading just one sentence from a book led him to being elected leader of the Green Party of Canada.


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Significant quotes:

“Scenario planning isn't about predicting the future, it's about being prepared for whatever does occur, engendering flexibility, resilience and fast response.”

Next Week:

Join us next week when Maria’s guest will be CEO & Co-Founder of Bridging Health & Community, Pritpal Tamber