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Exponential Lab

Yuri Van Geest

How do you make the future happen smarter and faster? We get practical, and ask what leaders really need to do to make these great ideas happen. What is the leader’s role in strategy, business models, engaging millennial talent, creating new structures, partnerships and ecosystems. Learning from the lean start-up to new approaches such as design thinking, business models and agile organisations, we focus on how to lead your business faster, smarter and better.

Dutchman Yuri van Geest is author of the bestselling Exponential Organisations, from Singularity University, focused on the power of new technologies for fast growth:

  • The best vision of the future is peripheral vision. Corporate life expectancy from 67 (1920) to 12 years. Business competency from 30 (1980) to 5 years.
  • Exponential organisations – driven by abundance, millennial mindsets and exponential (typically, network-based) technologies – have dispropotionate (e.g. 10x) more impact.
  • They harness 10 scale drivers – interfaces, dashboards, experiments, autonomy, social, gig work, community, algorithms, leveraged assets, and engagement.

Yuri Van Geest, co-author of the bestselling book Exponential Organisations and fellow of the Singularity University, leads a highly practical workshop specifically for C-level participants. Yuri explores the fundamentally new ways startups and corporations are organized internally and externally to deal with disruption, exponential technologies and accelerated change. He was nominated for the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award 2015.

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