8-10 AM - Innovation and Emotional Intelligence in the World of Ideas - BACK OF GABBS SHOW FLOOR, AMERICASMART, 2ND FLOOR
With Dr. David Ryback, author of Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work
What is the essence of innovation? How did Shakespeare manifest his emotional intelligence? What are some of the innovations of the past century and how did they revolutionize our culture? When was the first copyright law born? All these questions and more will be answered by Dr. David Ryback when he focuses on the history of innovation over the past century, and how it revolutionized travel, communication and sexual mores in our culture.
The rise of the digital age forces us to reconsider the speed of innovation and how it has become a greater part of our culture, especially in the business of publishing ideas. People want connection, a sense of mastery and respect—these are universal needs. Meet them and you can create the next “Dragon-King,” an innovation that becomes a winner in any market. And what about branding? It turns out that we can expect some major transformations as time goes by. Finally, we’ll look at some of the challenges we’ll need to face in the near future: addiction; the Internet of Things, in which every aspect of our lives, inner and outer, become interconnected on the Net; loss of privacy; portfolios of patents sold as intellectual-property stocks; and many other challenges. But we won’t let you go home without giving you instructions on how to form groups that can create their own innovations, even in your own office. The world of innovation is here. Might as well join it—you can ignore it no longer.
Friday, March 13th continued
5:00 – 7 PM – The Shoe Burnin’ Show, a Literary Hootenanny - THE SHOE BURNIN' LOUNGE across from GABBS SHOW FLOOR
The Shoe Burnin' Show is mesmerizing, both a musical and literary delight from the first note to the last word. These are clearly long-time, dedicated musicians and writers who want to share the love of the written word and song. The stories run the gamut from the hilarious to the poignant, and the songs, both original and well-known, are a complement and complimented by the storytelling. The Shoe Burnin' is not to be missed, ever, as each time the show is a do-over, an original conceived for one time only. It is amazing!
Join us for a short reception followed by a kickin’ good time.
Mary Kay Andrews
Raymond L. Atkins
Tim Carter, mandolin, banjo, vocals
Chris Clifton, guitar, vocals
Jackie K. Cooper
Ron de la Vega, bass, cello
Eric Erdman, guitar, vocals
Deron R. Hicks
Ericson Holt, keyboards, vocals
Dann Sherrill, drums