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Behind the Scenes: Why Tribeca Loves Flashpoint

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

 

Mobile Telephony 

 

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.

 

'A Bronx Tale'
'A Bronx Tale'

 

 

When you see a fork in the road take it 

 

Sidebar:  Mentors can help you learn how to make good decisions, create opportunities but rest is up to you

 

 

Lilo (Bronx Tale) and Leo (This Boys Life)

 

 

 

 

Mentorship is critical

 

Can we learn to make better decisions?

 

Can we scale innovation?

 

What is a good decision? One You Don't Regret

 


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)

 

 



 


 


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