Author, and Founder & CEO, futurethink

Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution

Wednesday, March 21 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Myzone


Winning innovators embrace change—do you? What holds you back from better innovating, every day? In too many organizations, we’re stuck in the land of status quo. We’ve forgotten how to think differently, and lack the simple tools to solve problems creatively. The very structures put in place to help organizations grow are now holding us back. So, it’s time to Kill the Company! This keynote is an inspirational call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and how we work.

The key lesson of this keynote: if we want people to approach change differently, we have to change our approach. You will learn how simplification lets us achieve more and better innovation. This can reignite critical aptitudes such as curiosity, inquiry, creative problem solving, and more. 

The keynote will bring to life the concepts presented in Lisa’s bestselling book, Kill the Company:

  1. Everyone is a change agent.
  2. Change involves a toolkit, not a process.
  3. Little changes can create big impact.

Lisa will introduce tangible ways to ignite innovation through the dynamic, yet simple exercises in the Kill the Company Toolkit, including Kill a Stupid RuleKiller QueriesImpossible to Possible, and many more. You will leave this keynote with ways to eliminate needless complexity with simple, inspiring ways to make innovation happen now!

Executive and futurist Lisa Bodell is a world-renowned leader on foresight and change management, and she has brought innovation to life for Google, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, Merck, Fidelity, Accenture and the U.S. Navy. She is also the best-selling author of two books: Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins. In her presentation, Bodell will share tools and takeaways on how organizations and individuals can eradicate complexity and allow simplicity to be their new operating system, resulting in a successful and innovative workplace culture.


Bodell’s takeaways are proven transformational methods that she and her team at futurethink, a consulting firm that helps businesses become world-class innovators, have successfully implemented with Fortune 500 companies around the world. The characteristics that define Bodell as a successful global speaker are the same as those that define her success as a CEO: a laser-focused ability to provide radical thinking and offer on-the-spot business solutions, with an inspired vision that motivates people to action.

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