As the founder and Chief Catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory, Saul Kaplan helps everyone from entrepreneurs to educators to national healthcare leaders unleash their creativity in ways that lead to unbelievable breakthroughs. Today this innovation junkie reveals why harnessing our childlike sense of curiosity and exploration is the secret to personal and professional reinvention. Saul also uncovers tangible ways to put this curiosity into action, shows us how to strengthen our innovation muscles, and sheds some light on his own transformational journey.
- Why we’ve become a nation of “tweakers” (and why that needs to change)
- Finding disruptive ways to create change
- How old school organizations can get onboard with new ideas
- Creating a safe space for exploration
- How we can use technology and social media in more meaningful ways
Saul Kaplan is the founder and Chief Catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory and author of The Business Model Innovation Factory. Saul started BIF in 2005 with a mission to enable collaborative innovation. This nonprofit is creating a real world laboratory for innovators to explore and test new business models and system level solutions in areas of high social importance including healthcare, education, entrepreneurship, and energy independence.
Prior to the Business Innovation Factory, Saul served as the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation and as the Executive Counselor to the Governor on Economic and Community Development. He created Rhode Island’s unique
innovation @ scale economic development strategy aimed at increasing the state’s capacity to grow and support an innovation economy, including an effort to turn the state’s compact geography and close knit public and private sector networks into a competitive advantage.