Event: How to thrive in disruptive times with Gary Bolles

Brought to New Zealand by Callaghan Innovation, Gary is being hosted by Ministry of Awesome in Christchurch on 20 May.   

At the event, Gary will lead an interactive presentation, where he'll bring 30 years of experience as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and thought leader to help you:

  • - Better understand the impact of automation and globalisation on your business
  • - Chart the dynamics of disrupted industries - and know which industries are peaking next
  • - Develop a risk-taking culture and a valued perspective on lessons that can be learned from failure
  • - Learn how to better leverage your business strengths and factor for weaknesses
  • - Drive process in parallel to outcomes in the transition to a 'gig economy'
  • - Create a resilient and adaptive organisational team or workforce.


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About Gary Bolles:

Since arriving in Silicon Valley in 1984, Gary has helped countless business leaders to understand seismic changes influenced by technology.

He was the founding editor of Interactive Week (often called ‘the Internet’s first newspaper’), editorial director for pioneering internet magazine Yahoo! Internet Life, and consulting producer for the launch of Google Zeitgeist – Google’s premier thought leader event.

As co-founder of eParachute.com, he writes and lectures frequently on the future of work and learning.  Working as a partner in Charrette, he has helped clients such as TED, Dropbox, Singularity University, London Business School, L'Oreal, and Red Bull to create world-class events designed to help people navigate our changing world.

A serial entrepreneur, Gary is also:

  • - the co-founder of SoCap (SocialCapitalMarkets.net), the conference for ‘impact’ entrepreneurs and investors;  Silicon Valley Meets the UN; and DGREE: The Future of Higher Education
  • - the co-producer of ‘Closing the Gap’, a conference focused on solutions for a more inclusive economy. 


This is an F Word event:

Callaghan Innovation is starting a national conversation about business failure by putting together a series of events, research and media content. 

We want to destigmatise failure so that it does not act as a barrier to innovation.

We’re calling this the F Word to draw attention to the taboo nature of sharing failures.