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    Join Mathew Manos, DMA Alumni, at the entrepreneur workshop

    UCLA Design Media Arts presents Matthew Manos, a DMA alumni, to come and speak to our undergraduate students about career paths, business models and life after graduation. This workshop will cover Matthew’s own experiences as a successful entrepreneur, introduce trends in business/entrepreneurship, methodology used at verynice for designing new business models, and a workshop activity for students to group together and develop business models. Come and learn practical, hands on strategies for how to prepare for the next step after graduation.

    Entrepreneur. Leadership. Mentorship.

    Global Value Investing: Factors that I fear most with Thomas Russo

    Thomas Russo describes the important ingredients of his tax-efficient, long-term buy-and-hold approach to “global value” equity investments. He touches upon the two aspects most important to his investments: 1. Reduction of Agency Costs 2. The “Capacity to Reinvest” Mr. Russo’s presentation, in addition, focuses on factors which form a sort of checklist which Mr. Russo observes when attempting to reduce risks in his search for global returns. Mr. Russo addresses a handful of investments which failed to deliver expected returns, believing that as Mr. Buffett is prone to say that ‘good decisions come from good judgment, and good judgment comes from bad decisions'. Finally, Mr. Russo shares some personal reflections from his professional lifetime of “global value” equity investments. Such references cluster around the “Big Cs”: 1. Compound Interest 2. Character 3. Culture 4. Capacity to do Nothing

    Good judgements and Bad decisions

    Josh Brown on Wealth Management

    Josh Brown is the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, a New York City-based investment advisory firm, and a regular commentator on CNBC's "Halftime Report." His Twitter account @ReformedBroker has over 1M followers and has been named by The Wall Street Journal, Barron's and TIME Magazine as the most important financial follow on Twitter. His blog, The Reformed Broker, is read by millions of investors, traders and advisors around the world. He is also the author of the books "Backstage Wall Street" and "Clash of the Financial Pundits." In this candid chat, Josh discusses a wide range of financial topics, including cryptocurrency, derivatives, equities, and much more.

    Essentials of Entrepreneurship

    Maximizing human potential - The science of it with Steven Kotler

    Steven Kotler is an American author, journalist and entrepreneur, and is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on Ultimate Human Performance. He is the Co-Founder and Director of Research of the Flow Genome Project, an interdisciplinary, global organization committed to mapping the genome of Flow by 2020. He is also the author of numerous books, including "Abundance", "Bold", and "The Rise of Superman." In his talk, he discusses the subject of his latest book, "Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work." He presents revolutionary insights into human brain that have led to surprising shortcuts for enhancing creativity and performance, and gives practical tips on how to apply them.

    Revolutionizing the way we live and work

    Join Nikki Stewart and get expert opinion on Entrepreneurship and Communications

    Nicci Stewart is passionate about developing women and young entrepreneurs. She has over 15 years’ experience in the communications field and started her first company in 2008 - Rife Designs, a consultancy focusing on statutory and stakeholder communications. In 2016, she shifted her focus to entrepreneurial development; co-founding Nnfinity (Pty) Ltd and nnfinity Foundation. Nicci holds two diplomas in Marketing and Public Relations and is an alum of the Goldman Sachs 10 000 Women Programme and Austrian Leadership Programmes

    Communications. Young Leaders. Innovative Minds.

    Marketing, Advertising and Strategy at it's highest levels

    In this talk, Mark Penn discusses his new book "Microtrends Squared," a follow-up to his best selling book "Microtrends". Mark Penn has spent over forty years in polling, marketing, advertising, and strategy at the highest levels of business and politics. He was chief strategist in the presidential campaigns of Bill and Hillary Clinton, and is credited with identifying the influential “soccer moms” trend. He has advised Bill Gates and Tony Blair, among other world leaders, as well as companies like Ford, Verizon, Merck, and McDonald’s. Aside from his New York Times bestselling book "Microtrends," he has written for the Wall Street Journal, Politico, and other publications. In Microtrends Squared, Mark makes sense of what is happening in the world today through the lens of fifty new microtrends. Offering a clear vision of the future of business, politics, and culture, Microtrends Squared is food for thought for innovators, entrepreneurs and for anyone looking to under­stand the wave of the future when it is just a ripple.

    Microtrends the big influencer

    Manage your finances successfully

    If it’s important, have a target. Church of Cardone welcomes comments but the fact is most people can’t handle the truth. People don’t have targets on money because they believe they can’t control the outcome of their finances. If you want money you must have targets & measure your success in target attainment. I started doing this when I was broke. Each day I would look at what I had & try to improve it just a little each day. If you don’t give money attention you won’t have money The easy way to see what you’ve quit on is to see what you no longer have targets on. If you’ve quit on something you need to know it so you can re-engage. You have targets on everything you are still pursuing. Those things you don’t believe you can change you no longer measure

    Entrepreneurs and financial security

    The Future of Branding is Personal with Talaya Waller

    Did you know the average employee has ten times the amount of followers as their company on social media? In a post-recession economy where innovation continues to disrupt the way we do business, corporations have turned to personal branding to help build consumer trust. In this engaging and insightful talk, personal branding expert Dr. Talaya Waller discusses the power that is unleashed when corporations and consumers alike develop brands that are authentic and personal. Dr. Waller is an award-winning marketing scholar and international speaker whose mission is to help leaders share their story, leverage their expertise and make a positive impact on society. Dr. Talaya Waller is an international personal branding consultant, speaker, and award-winning research scholar.She has a Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership and is presently researching personal branding. Dr. Waller has an online presence of over 35,000 followers and is published in Forbes, Fast Company, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    Personal Branding.Employee Count.Innovation.

    Crucibles of creativity

    Why do some places generate extraordinary outbursts of creativity, while others remain locked in routine? What was so special about Renaissance Florence, the Weimar of the Bauhaus, London during the birth of punk or the Silicon Valley of the Homebrew computer club? What are the pitfalls of “orchestrated creativity”? What new kinds of creative collaborative environment are emerging to challenge traditional institutions? In this talk Michael John Gorman will explore sites of creativity, and consider the social embeddedness of creativity in science, technology and the arts and design. Drawing on the experience of establishing Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin as a space for creative collisions between science and art he will consider the challenges that face cities and institutions as we seek to nurture creativity in the 21st century.

    Science. Technology. Art & Design.

    Dignified work opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs

    Isabel Garretón spoke live (May 8, 2018) about empowering women, breaking the cycle of poverty, ethical fashion, and her 30 year pioneering journey from the early days to registering the fastest ever certified B Corporation. Fashion as a force for good, a story of women helping women.

    Helping each other through entrepreneurship

    Our contribution to making technology good by David Webster

    Creativity x Technology = Impact. Every single human is capable of being creative. Technology is providing us with the most powerful tools in history. The world needs all of us to choose to do something positive with that. But technology can often be a problem as well. These days, we are all too familiar with the unintended consequences of technological advances. And the pace of progress is only increasing. Technology advances won’t stop. We don’t get to control whether they happen, but the right design approach lets us influence how they happen.

    Unintended consequences of technology

    Training and more : The digital world and business goals

    Pam Moore, speaker, consultant and Co-Founder of Marketing Nutz, Social media, digital marketing, branding training and consulting agency delivers a keynote presentation sharing what you need to know in 2018 to succeed in a social digital and world where the only guarantee you have is change. Pam discusses the power of intent and reviews in detail the recent Facebook algorithm news feed changes including strategies and tactics for how you can drive more leads, sales and achieve your business goals even in the face of change The only guarantee you have in the world of social media, digital and online marketing in 2018 is change. It’s time to get your game face on. You can’t wait for perfection or you’ll be left behind. It’s time to tap into your super powers as you continuously learn, grow, optimize and embrace these incredible opportunities with vigor and precision, yet agile execution. This session will get real on the absolute key areas you must focus on to drive solid social business results for your organization in the current media landscape.

    Intent and reviews of marketing

    Karen Tiber Leland talks strategy

    Karen Tiber Leland is the Founder and President of Sterling Marketing Group, a branding and marketing strategy and implementation firm helping CEOs, executives and entrepreneurs develop stronger personal, business and team brands. Karen is the best-selling author of eight books, which have sold over 350,000 copies and been translated into ten languages.


    How the Game is played....

    This video contains the April 24, 2018 talk given by Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist Bob Paluck. Bob joined the fabled Mostek Corporation in 1971 and spent 11 years demonstrating that he is a great engineer … skills that make his engineering alma mater, The University of Illinois proud. He also makes the Cox School of Business at SMU, where he earned his EMBA in 1980 proud. About that time he was Vice President at Mostek. In 1982 he co-founded Convex Computer Corporation. He was President and CEO, and later Chairman of the Board. You’ll hear that incredible voyage in this video. Also in the video are perspectives from the Venture Capital world. Bob started, and was managing director of CenterPoint Ventures.

    Engineering Entrepreneurship

    Microentrepreneurs and Contextual Banking with Antti-Jussi Suominen CEO of Holvi Bank, Finland

    Today’s growing businesses are not the giant corporations they used to be. Entrepreneurship is on the rise, Europe alone has over 20 M SME’s and out of those 90 % are micro businesses.

    What is Contextual Banking?