MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY POWER BROKER DIANA KANDER TEDxKC TALK!!!
Diana Kander is a senior fellow at the Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and a best-selling author. She's also the brains behind at least 3 Kansas City political dynasties that we can think of off the top of our head.
While the hype about "millennials" and the creative class is hard to prove . . . Diana Kander would certainly be the prime example of the very best of local young people. However, she drives a car and commutes a lot from Columbia, MO where she lives with her hubby MO Secretary of State Jason Kander.
Anyhoo . . .
TAKE A LOOK AT THE DIANA KANDER BIZ TALK FEATURED @ THE RECENT TEXxKC TECH BIZ CONFERENCE!!!
Our Approach to Innovation Is Dead Wrong | Diana Kander | TEDxKC
The clip on the Internets so that online denizens don't have to pay the hefty fee @ the door:
"In the past decade, we've seen an explosion in the number of business incubators, startup accelerators and entrepreneurial training programs. But Kander argues all of these programs share an enormous fatal flaw. Diana's talk challenges our thinking about entrepreneurship and presents a new approach for startups and corporations alike.
"Diana Kander entered America as an eight-year old refugee of the Soviet Union. By the time she was an American citizen, she had perfected her skills as a capitalist – selling flea market goods to grade school classmates at a markup.
Today, Kander is a successful entrepreneur, having founded and sold a number of ventures, and is a senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest nonprofit in the world dedicated to entrepreneurship and education. A sought-out public speaker and consultant, Kander has advised startup founders and Fortune 500 executives on her methodology for launching customer-focused products and services. She is the author of New York Times bestseller “All In Startup,” a business novel published by Wiley in 2014. The book is a "page turner" that helps entrepreneurs build products and services they know customers will buy."
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