Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

Pan Am, Kodak, and Blockbuster. What do these companies have in common? This powerful keynote sheds light on how even category-dominating behemoths can succumb to the twin evils of complexity and complacency. Progress doesn’t come from standing still. It’s time to Kill the Company… before someone else does. Participants will learn how to constantly reexamine their own businesses to keep innovation, and long-term success, on-track.

Lisa Bodell unveils a striking new perspective on how to create the killer culture of tomorrow. Instead of adding more complexity through expensive, sweeping culture change initiatives, Bodell shares how teams can actually simplify to achieve more. Leaders will learn why providing guardrails instead of handcuffs to their teams can reignite critical aptitudes (curiosity, inquiry, creative problem solving) and more. Rethink business as usual to reimagine the organization.


  • Identify behaviors that hold you back from innovating.
  • Learn how simplication can create a corporate culture that supports innovation & creative problem solving.
  • Learn key exercises such as Killer Queries, Kill a Stupid Rule, and Assumption Reversal to ignite innovation in your workplace.
About The Presenter

Lisa Bodell is the founder and CEO of futurethink, an internationally recognized innovation research and training firm. Lisa founded her company on the principle that with the right knowledge and tools, everyone has the power to innovate. As a leading innovator and cognitive learning expert, she has devised training programs for hundreds of innovators at leading companies such as 3M, GE, and Johnson & Johnson. A respected thought leader on innovation topics, Bodell has appeared on FOX News, Fast Company, The New York Times, WIRED, Harvard Business Review, and The Futurist. She is also the author of provocative culture change book, Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution. Bodell brings innovation to life through her dynamic, inspiring and interactive presentations. She makes people say "wow" and leaves them with tactical tools, tricks, and resources to start innovating immediately.

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