Tribeca Co-founder and Chief Disruption Officer Addresses Tribeca Flashpoint Students
September 24, 2010
We live in troubled times
Threats and Opportunities
Innovate or Die
Creative Destruction (Joseph Schumpeter)
Can we harness and shape the future through innovation, can we create tomorrow's jobs?
We are all connected (14.4, 28.8, 56k,100mb, T1, 3G, 4G) wired and wireless
Talk about Tribeca, Flashpoint, Fillpoint, Disruptive Innovation Theory and Application
An Eclectic Resume (Tribeca, Turtle Pond, Fillpoint, Sesame Workshop, Rock and Roll hall of Fame, Desmond Tutu Peace Foundatuon, Richard Leakey's Wildlife Direct)
My TwitBit (Owen and Mzee)
Flashpoint meets Fillpoint (small world)
"Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful."
February 10, 2009 Crave SVG acquired by Fillpoint
What is Tribeca?
One of the world's biggest film festivals
Started After September 11th to help bring people back on the streets
Thought it would be a one time event
First year expectation---> 10,000 people
Almost pulled the plug then one Friday afternoon....American Express stepped in as our partner
First year result ---->150,000
After first year it was time to Go Big or Go Home
This year ----->400,000
To Go Big we had to change and re-invent was a film festival was.
Allegory of the Bus: Change is hard
Message: Get on the bus, get off the bus. Just don't get in front of the bus.
International, Education, Distribution, Channel, Cultural Diplomacy, Story-telling
Verticals and Intersections (Sports, Fashion, Music, Food, Video Games etc....)
We are creating a 21st Century Global Media Company to connect creators with audiences, audiences who create, particpate "from cradle to grave" (JR)
We embrace technology but there is threshold resistance to change at every step and around every corner
We are creating a new global ecosystem for story-telling to hopefully make the world a better place
How Do You It?
Break all the Rules, Make Up New Business Models
Success Means: Fail But Learn
The Conspiracy Theory (Triangle Below...)
We are the disruptive film festival
Why Is Tribeca Interested in Flashpoint?
The Future is Change and Change is the Future
But Change Is Hard
Lessons on Innovation (scroll down)