The Circuit: Be Fierce
LEADING AUTHORITIES' ROUND UP OF THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, TRENDS, AND PERSONALITIES ON THE SPEAKING CIRCUIT
No Place To Hide
“Although the likelihood of another 9/11 has diminished, it is far from zero,” wrote former Homeland Security Counterterrorism Advisor Lisa Monaco in her article on our country’s strategy for the war on terrorism. The key? Eliminate safe havens, both physical and virtual, where terrorist organizations can plan, organize, and hide. The CNN Senior National Security Analyst also discussed overcoming the barriers to success: unstable governments, budget cuts, and lack of diplomatic engagement.
Put Down The Phone
Are you ready to disconnect from your phone? It’s not what you think. UX designer Mona Patel tackles the question of what’s next in her recent Forbes article, pointing to advancements in cell phone and wearable technology. She posits that soon our hands will be free of our favorite device, but our tech will know more about us, learn about us as individuals, and provide even more efficiencies without having to provide interface inputs. Beam us up Scotty!
You Maxx You
TJ Maxx announced a new initiative featuring TV host, author, and former boxer Laila Ali called The Maxx You Project. Along with Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran, Ali is advising the company on “immersive experiments and quantitative research “ aimed at mentoring young women and inspiring inner strength. The program includes a three city road show and an online quiz open to the public.