“Most CEOs now spray the word ‘innovation’ as if it were an air freshener,” says Dennis Berman in the Wall Street Journal, “A little spritz can’t hurt.” A prime example, notes Berman, is what Kellogg’s CEO John Bryant described as one of their company’s most important “innovations”: a peanut butter Pop-Tart.
Most of us would probably agree that a new flavor of breakfast pastry isn’t as innovative as, say, the iPhone. But how do we know? What exactly is innovation?
As David Brier explains, innovation is about “seeing and connecting the dots.”
Own all of the lectures from Acton University on a USB flash drive with this inexpensive bundle. Valued at $179, these lectures were recorded from Acton University sessions from 2010 to 2013. The flash drive comes with lectures organized by year and each includes the lecturer and course title in the file name.
Includes plenary lectures from:
Rev. Robert Sirico, co-founder of the Acton Institute and author of Defending the Free Market
Metropolitan Jonah, former Archbishop of Washington, Orthodox Church in America
Michael Novak, author of The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism
Arthur Brooks, author of The Road to Freedom
Eric Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Marina Nemat, author of Prisoner of Tehran
William McGurn, former chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush
Samuel Gregg, author of Becoming Europe and Tea Party Catholic
Bill Pollard, Chairman of Fairwyn Investment Company
Includes lectures from the following popular speakers:
Andreas Widmer, author of The Pope and the CEO
Jordan Ballor, author of Ecumenical Babel and Get Your Hands Dirty
Michael Matheson Miller, host of the PovertyCure curriculum
Anthony Bradley, author of Keep Your Head Up and Liberating Black Theology
Stephen Grabill, author of Rediscovering the Natural Law in Reformed Theological Ethics
Victor Claar, author of Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution
Jonathan Witt, lead writer for the PovertyCure initiative
Jay Richards, distinguished fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics
Peter Greer, President and CEO of HOPE International
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