The MBA was a perfect fit for entrepreneur Christina Wallace, who trained in the arts and wanted to pivot into something broader.Read More
That overlap of theater and tech is how Dan Maccarone and I first met two years ago, when I was a guest on his podcast, Story in a Bottle. It was the first time I met someone else in the tech world who knew my secret: that creating startups is basically the same process and skillset as creating theater. So I invited him to co-author this piece on the things we learned while studying theater that give us an unfair advantage in tech.Read More
Interested in what choreography had to do with innovation, I reached out to dancer, choreographer, and Brown University professor Sydney Skybetter with a few questions. Our conversation bounced from the etymology of "choreography" to why he thinks the Apple Watch is as performative a technology as the pointe shoe to why he focuses his change management work around "chasing the silences."https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinawallace/2016/08/30/meet-the-choreographer-shaking-up-organizations-by-chasing-the-silences/#3f77c30158deRead More
As the founder of Elevate Ensemble, Chad has taken his classical training as a professional trumpet player and combined it with the entrepreneurial spirit of San Francisco, where he moved in 2011 for grad school at SF State. The result is a truly innovative approach to building and sustaining an arts nonprofit that many larger organizations (as well as any startup that is trying to think diagonally about innovation) might want to take a look at.Read More
Over the last few years, the increasing visibility of high-tech startups has spurred an interest in early childhood fluency in the STEM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. I fully support initiatives like the Hour of Code and the integration of tools like Codecademy into curriculum as Chicago Public Schools recently has done.
But STEM education isn’t enough. We need STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.Read More
I often describe myself as fluent in three languages: English, math, and music.Read More
Globalization. Sustainability. Technology. Diversity. Learning. Convergence of the public and private sectors. These are the big issues on the minds of young leaders today—the challenges they most want to, and must, pursue.Read More