This very topical speaker series focuses on very practical lessons from world experts, building off each other in a methodical fashion. We are extremely confident that by participating in this series you will make yourself more antifragile. Brought to you by, our strategic collaborators, the Martin Trust Centre for MIT Entrepreneurship. Aired 31 March to 23 April
“Decision Making in a Crisis” presents two American heroes talking about how they made critical decisions in the midst of tough circumstances.
- Jocko Willink is a retired US Navy Seal and #1 NYT best-selling author and podcast host.
- Billy Campbell was the last passenger off Flight 1549, dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson” and dramatized in the motion picture “Sully.”
Together, in a conversation with Trust Center Executive Director Bill Aulet, they’ll discuss how best to make critical decisions in the moment when level-headedness is at a premium.
How do you stay mentally healthy in times of crisis so that you can be able to help others?
- Arlan Hamilton is the founder of Backstage Capital and has an inspiring journey of going from homelessness to starting a VC fund
- Brad Feld is an entrepreneurship thought leader and co-founder of Techstars and the Foundry Group
- Kathleen Stetson is an entrepreneur coach and CEO of Rational Confidence
In uncertain times, how should entrepreneurs use their businesses and skills for good and not for profiteering.
- Tom Byers is the faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP)
- Laura Dunham is is an associate Dean and Chair at the University of St. Thomas’ Schulze School of Entrepreneurship
- Jon Fjeld is an entrepreneur and professor of Philosophy at Duke University
When the world has been turned upside down, what steps can we take to generate new ideas?
- Tina Seelig is a best-selling author and professor of the practice at Stanford University
- David Morris is an in-demand improv instructor, regular at StartMIT, and top TEDx speaker
We will get through this crisis. What will be areas of opportunity in a post-COVID-19 world?
- James McQuivey is a Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, a consumer behaviorist, and literally wrote the book on “Digital Disruption”
- Jean Hammond is is an EdTech thought leader and the founder of LearnLaunch Accelerator
Never ignore the opportunities that arise from a crisis. This session will focus on how to demonstrate brand leadership and gain market advantage in these times.
- Chris Reitermann is the chief executive of Ogilvy, Asia and Greater China
- Allen Wang is CEO of Babytree, China’s largest parenting website
Learn from business leaders in China on how they innovated and led their businesses through the crisis and how they now lead the rebound. Brands will need to re-look at how fit they are for a post COVID-19 future that will be more digital and more purpose-led.
Beyond the traditional spots, where will the new desirable regions be for a post-pandemic world?
- Scott Stern is an MIT Sloan Professor of Management, award-winning researcher, and co-creator of the Startup Cartography Project
- Emily Canal is a writer at Inc. Magazine and leads its annual Surge Cities Index
Entrepreneurship is a “team” sport. So how do you create a culture of antifragility across your entire organization? And then how do we adopt and enact these principles broadly across society? Our two expert speakers will give their ideas on how to achieve this.
- John Calipari – head coach, University of Kentucky men’s basketball, NCAA champion & Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer
- Deval Patrick is the former governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a leading business executive