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Paid to Think | Author’s Talk with David Goldsmith

18 October 2019 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am

Have you ever thought about the fact that a craftsman has more and better tools to solve challenges on the job than the leader of a business or organisation does?

Leadership “tools” are usually defined as computers, spreadsheets, data, and even experience, but in reality, leaders need thinking tools that are hard to come by, so they find themselves hunting and pecking for answers in books, at seminars, through on-the-job training programs, from mentors, and at business schools, and still, they’re left with gaps. Surely, most leaders are good at what they do, but the daily challenges of their jobs, like accelerating growth, increasing productivity, driving innovation, doing more with less, and balancing work with life don’t come with some sort of leadership toolkit…until now.

In Paid to Think, international consultant David Goldsmith presents his groundbreaking approach to leadership and management based on research revealing the twelve specific activities that all leaders perform on a daily basis, and he provides you with each activity’s accompanying tools and instructions proven to boost your performance and that of your entire organisation.

Take the uncertainty out of everyday leading, convert ideas to realities, and maximise your intellectual value. Learn how decision makers at some of the world’s most successful organisations have already used Paid to Think’s universal and easily transferable tools—regardless of their industries, sectors, geographic locations, or management levels—as their greatest advantages in achieving more, earning more, and living more.

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Author’s Talk with David Goldsmith

DAVID GOLDSMITH  is President and Co-founder of the Goldsmith Organization (New York and Hong Kong), a consulting firm solving big challenges while servicing executive clients globally; Co-founder of Buzd, LLC, a firm in which he is a patent holder for technological applications and products related to artificial intelligence, cell phone applications, battery technologies, and consumer products; and Founder of the Project Moon Hut Foundation, a five-year effort with NASA (Silicon Valley) to improve life on Earth through the accelerated development of an earth-and-space based ecosystem.  He also was Chief Officer of Strategy for N2 Global Solutions, a company specializing in SuperGrid and IOT technology for use in advanced smart city development for the future; Co-founder and former Chief Officer of Strategy of ecosystem.AI, a predictive analytics and visualization company that finds hidden value in market and organizational complexity relation-ships through identified patterns and spatial trends to reveal how business and organizational ecosystems change over time; and an adviser and stakeholder in several cutting-edge start-ups from around the world.

 David is the recipient of the Hollywood Producers’ first Global Visionary Disruptor Award for his work with the Project Moon Hut Foundation, and together David and Lorrie Goldsmith earned their Literary Achievement award for their book,Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future.  David earned New York University’s Excellence in Teaching Award during his 12 years as professor, has received accolades and recognitions for his business achievements, and was named by Meetings Magazine as one of its 26 Hottest Speakers.


18 October 2019
7:45 am - 9:30 am
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The Mandarin Oriental
3 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong
+852 2522 0111
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