Most transformative ideas over the past 15 years have come from startups. The freedom to experiment creatively and to fail quickly produces true disruption.
Leveraging combined decades of experience by the MergeLane founders in working with leaders on innovation, MergeLane is launching a new program this year to immersively share these strategies. The inaugural Innovation Camp is bringing together leaders across startups, large corporations, government entities, education, and nonprofits from November 7th-11th, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. Over the course of the five-day program, we will bring leaders to the next level through shifting mindset and providing tools for rapid transformation for innovation, creativity, and change in work.
Innovation Camp is perfect for:
We have talked about declaring investment themes since our launch six years ago. Today we settled on one "anti-theme": Founders who dislike authentic feedback.
Rapid-fire explanations without curiosity or engagement often feel like dressed-up defensiveness. I’m not terribly game to build a relationship with someone who feels defensive from the start.
I’ve made a decision to take a break from speaking engagements that focus topically on women, women in startups, investing in women, women as leaders, and the rest. This includes events that may not be topically focused on women but are part of something called a “women’s track.” Here's why.
It has been a great few weeks for the MergeLane fund. When people ask us what our criteria are for investments, we always talk about team as the distant number one priority. I wanted to share this recent, wonderful interchange with TomboyX after a great week for them:
How the media (and more) judges emotion in leadership differently between men and women, and the costs of those judgments.
Dennis Adsit of Adsum Insights guest blogs about turning your one-on-ones from pedestrian checklist run-throughs to opportunities for connection and growth.