Harnessing Serendipity: Get a Peek at How Great Collaboration Artists Work
Finally, a book that will give you a good look at how today’s greatest collaboration artists plan, work and make things happen: Harnessing Serendipity. In a world that often feels divided and conflicted, the over 60 individuals and teams interviewed for this book have extraordinary success at getting people to gather and work together. Each of them works differently, but all excel at harnessing the serendipities that humans inevitably present.
The book builds on the realization that together, we can be more powerful than we are individually, and the observation that collaboration is fast emerging as an essential critical skill in all walks of life and endeavors. The book is designed to inspire as well as inform.
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About The Authors
David Adler founded and built the BizBash empire in order to give people involved with events the ability to “look over the fence” at what others in that highly-creative segment were doing. BizBash, serves the broad events, meetings, marketing and trade show industries with events, publications, website and podcasts. David, who grew up in Washington, DC, also founded the society magazine “Washington Dossier” at age 21. David is a sought-after speaker and facilitator, with particular expertise in hosting Jeffersonian Dinners. During his time as chief of communications for the KKR owned media company PRIMEDIA, he oversaw numerous events and event marketing activations for its more than 300 media brands.
James Cornehlsen is a consummate connector. As CEO of an Hispanic media company, he fostered cross cultural understanding. As a partner at a global executive search firm, he got people to think about impact, succession, and legacy. For the last 20 years he has worked with leadership teams to foster open, honest communications as a base for collaboration and higher productivity. He has been a Board Advisor with those leveraging technology to foster understanding of purpose at work; diversity of thought, conscious capitalism, and those collaborating with customers, competitors, and employee constituents. Jim is a frequent speaker on the need to pivot 21st century leadership and facilitates discussion among cross-functional, cultural, and cross-industry groups.
Andrew Frothingham, a writer, has built a career around helping people determine what to say in all sorts of circumstances. Much of the time, the has stayed behind the scenes, helping craft communications that would be attributed to others. Through working at countless events, he developed a zeal for audience advocacy as a way to contribute to the success of gatherings. In addition, he has written numerous books, mainly light reference resources, as well as humor. His first career was as a teacher taught him lessons he revisits frequently.