Act at the Speed of Opportunity
May 17, 2012 |
JW Marriott, Houston, TX
Spend your morning with Dan Heath, co-author of Switch and Made to Stick, as he explores techniques you can use to drive successful change in your business. At this exclusive event, presented by Comcast Business Class and Inc., learn how seizing opportunity will impact your bottom line.
The first 100 attendees on-site, will get a free copy of Dan Heath’s book Switch.
*A complimentary breakfast
*An expert discussion geared towards small business owners
*An extended question and answer session
Event Schedule and Transportation Information
Event Schedule:Floor 2
Location: Grand Ballroom A & B
8:00am - Registration Opens
8:30am - Breakfast/Networking
**Includes complimentary breakfast**
9:00am - Dan Heath Presentation
10:30am - Break
10:40am - Dan Heath Presentation Cont.
11:25am - Final Networking
11:40am - Event Ends
Parking Information:Self-park - $5 (up to 6 hours)
Driving to the hotel.
Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who are fighting for social good. He is the co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. The Heath brothers previously co-wrote the critically acclaimed book Made to Stick, which was named the Best Business Book of the Year, spent 24 months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list, and has been translated into 29 languages, the last of which was Slovak. Two proud (sort of) moments for Dan are his stint driving a promotional car called the "Brainmobile" across the country and his victory in the 2005 New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest, beating out 13,000 other entrants.
Jay Steinfeld is the founder and CEO of Blinds.com, the world’s largest online window coverings store. After starting a small chain of window coverings retail stores in Houston, TX, he launched the first blinds Web site in 1993. Jay is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Inc.com columnist with a passion for singing in harmony and studying leadership. Blinds.com honors include the American Marketing Association’s Marketer of the Year, Houston's Best Place to Work, Award of Excellence by the Better Business Bureau and National Call Center of the Year.
Steve Kimball is an entrepreneur, strategic advisor to CEOs, and leader of the Economy Heroes movement with almost 25,000 followers dedicated to supporting America’s competitive advantage – our Entrepreneurs. He is founder and CEO of Inc. Navigator. Steve also serves as Principal with The Chasm Group. Steve, a veteran of Silicon Valley, has spent over 18 years starting, reinventing, and advising fast-growth companies and has hand-on experience launching innovative business models, introducing new products, and acquiring and integrating companies.
Larry Lawson is a provider of cardiac monitoring products and services—has had to check his own pulse once or twice because of the rapid growth his company has seen in the past few years. eCardio has been one of the fastest-growing companies in Houston, ranked as one of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the Houston area for four straight years. eCardio has also been an Inc. 500|5000 company for 3 years in a row: 2009, 2010 and 2011. Today eCardio is the leading arrhythmia monitoring company in America providing flexible, fast and accurate arrhythmia diagnosis to physicians and their patients worldwide. Mr. Lawson was awarded Ernst & Young’s Health Science Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009.