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Forum on Impact of Technology, Buying Habits, and Regionalism on Central Texas Economy Focus of November 8 Economic Perspectives

Posted by Hopeton on November 2, 2010

Heather McKissick will discuss Leadership Austin’s 2nd Annual fastforward Issues Forum – Rising from Recession: Central Texas Strong and Sustainable on the first segment of the November 8 edition of Economic Perspectives on KAZI 88.7 FM, 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Listen live online at kazifm.org.  McKissick is the president of Leadership Austin.

Heather McKissick

The forum will feature policy makers, influencers, grass-roots activators, and Leadership Austin friends and alumni exploring the future of the Central Texas region in the following contexts:

  • Emerging Technologies and the Local Economy
  • Buying Habits and Their Impact: What’s the Next Big Thing?
  • The New Regionalism: Are we the next “Megaregion?”

Richard Florida, author of The Great Reset and The Rise of the Creative Class will be the keynote speaker.  To listen to an excerpt of an interview with Richard Florida about his book, The Great Reset, conducted on KAZI Book Review, click here: Richard Florida Interview Excerpt – 6 minutes, 44 seconds.

Leadership Austin is a non-profit organization where people of diverse backgrounds and experience come together to learn about civic leadership, engage in meaningful dialogue about important public issues, and collaborate to make a difference in Central Texas. Since 1979, thousands of individuals have graduated from the Leadership Austin Essential Class or enhanced their leadership capacities through its open enrollment programs.

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Economic Development Expert Richard Florida & Negotiator George Lucas Featured on Economic Perspectives October 18

Posted by Hopeton on October 18, 2010

An interview with Richard Florida, author of The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity, is featured on the first segment of October 18 edition of Economic Perspectives on KAZI 88.7 FM.  The second segment features an interview with George Lucas, co-author of the The One Minute Negotiator. Listen live online at kazifm.org.

Looking toward the future, Florida identifies the patterns that will drive the next Great Reset and transform virtually every aspect of our lives—from how and where we live, to how we work, to how we invest in individuals and infrastructure, to how we shape our cities and regions. Florida shows how these forces, when combined, will spur a fresh era of growth and prosperity, define a new geography of progress, and create surprising opportunities for all of us.

Florida is also the author of the global bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class and Who’s Your City?, a national and international bestseller and Amazon.com book of the month. He is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and a regular columnist for The Globe and Mail. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Economist, and The Harvard Business Review.

In The One Minute Manager, Lucas and his co-author Don Hutson say that the key to successful negotiation  is flexibility. Most books on negotiation preach one of two gospels: thou shalt collaborate or thou shalt compete. Either everybody works together toward a common goal or the process is basically adversarial. The problem is no two negotiations are alike — one strategy cannot fit all. The One Minute Negotiator teaches you four potential strategies and shows how to choose the one best suited to the situation, your own inclinations, and the strategy being used by the other side.

Lucas is a senior consultant and member of the board of directors for U.S. Learning.  He has conducted negotiation seminars on six continents and is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Contented Achiever and Marketing Strategy.

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Listen to Interview with Author Richard Florida on How the Economic Crisis Will Change Our Society from July 25 KAZI Book Review

Posted by Hopeton on July 24, 2010

To listen to my interview with author and economic development expert Richard Florida on how the economic meltdown of 2008–09 will change what our economy, society, and geography will look like click here: Richard Florida Interview.  Florida was a guest on the July 25 edition of KAZI Book Review on KAZI 88.7 FM.  He is the author of The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity

Looking toward the future, Florida identifies the patterns that will drive the next Great Reset and transform virtually every aspect of our lives—from how and where we live, to how we work, to how we invest in individuals and infrastructure, to how we shape our cities and regions. Florida shows how these forces, when combined, will spur a fresh era of growth and prosperity, define a new geography of progress, and create surprising opportunities for all of us. Among these forces will be

  • new patterns of consumption, and new attitudes toward ownership that are less centered on houses and cars
  • the transformation of millions of service jobs into middle class careers that engage workers as a source of innovation
  • new forms of infrastructure that speed the movement of people, goods, and ideas
  • a radically altered and much denser economic landscape organized around “megaregions” that will drive the development of new industries, new jobs, and a whole new way of life

Florida is also the author of the global bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class and Who’s Your City?, a national and international bestseller and Amazon.com book of the month. He is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and a regular columnist for The Globe and Mail. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Economist, and The Harvard Business Review.

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