25 Amazing Innovators & a Liberal Arts Major Walk Into a Bar: Lessons on Leadership & Growth from “Innovation on Tap”
October 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
| TIGER Talk
WED 10/4/23, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
HYBRID Event: When you register, select “In-Person” or “Zoom.”
Either Way: Be ready to interact with our presenter, Eric Schultz, and your fellow participants.
In-Person: Arrive at 11:30 am. Zoom: Log in at 11:45 am. Everyone: mingle & make new friends.
Pull up a barstool and settle in for an hour of conversation about innovation and leadership as told by 25 highly accomplished entrepreneurs — living and dead — gathered in a virtual barroom. Eric Schultz sketches the history of American innovation in his latest book, Innovation on Tap: Stories of Entrepreneurship From the Cotton Gin to Broadway’s Hamilton.
For this TIGER Talk, Eric will choose a handful of stories from the book — including a look at how community played a critical role in creating Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton — with takeaways that you can apply immediately to your start-up or innovation project.
“Think of business history as one giant laboratory,” Schultz says. “None of the experiments can be replicated exactly, but many can provide valuable insights into your current innovation and entrepreneurial challenges.”
Eric Schultz earned his BA Degree in History at Brown University and might have spent a career in the ivory tower of academia, but wandered into a GMAT test one Saturday and ended up with an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Consequently, he devoted his career to leading high-growth technology businesses, including as CEO of Sensitech, a venture-backed “supply chain visibility company,” which was ultimately acquired by Carrier Corporation.
In addition to authoring Innovation on Tap, Schultz is co-author of Food Foolish: The Hidden Connection Between Food Waste, Hunger, and Climate and King Philip’s War: The History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Conflict.
Schultz lives surrounded by STEM professionals, including a father, wife, and daughter who are all engineers, but he has always found ways to mix history and business. He remains convinced that liberal arts majors are essential players in the global innovation community!
Like all TIGER Events, this one is FREE.
11:30 am – Lunch / Socializing
11:50 am – Introduce yourself to fellow participants (your “best 15 seconds”)
12:05 pm – Hand-off to Eric
1:00 pm – Wrap / More Socializing
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