While what happens in Vegas famously stays in Sin City, what’s been taking place recently in Napa Valley has been quietly spreading throughout the luxury appliance industry and forever changing the expectations of discriminating builders, designers and homeowners alike – all while attracting the brightest thought leaders and innovators in the kitchen design space. That’s the easiest way to describe the first-year impact of the Experience and Design Center (EDC), the 23,000-square-foot showplace in Napa, CA. Designed to give kitchen influencers a spectacularly hands-on way to compare brands and products on behalf of their clients, the EDC celebrates the True to Food philosophy of Signature Kitchen Suite, while also exploring the many other premium offerings of LG STUDIO and LG SIGNATURE.
NEARLY 300 LEADERS IN THE CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY CAME TOGETHER FOR THE ADL NATIONAL CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ANNUAL DINNER ON NOVEMBER 9TH AT THE ZEIGFELD BALLROOM IN NEW YORK CITY
The annual event of the National Consumer Technology Industry paid tribute to Bridget Karlin of IBM, presented the American Heritage Award to Mark Reckling of Grand Appliance & TV, presented the Torch of Liberty Award to John Taylor of LG Electronics, and Tech and Industry Veteran Tim Baxter received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The guests were addressed by Fred Bloch, ADL senior vice president – Growth and keynote speaker David Sifry, vice president – Center for Technology and Society. Attendees enjoyed an outstanding interactive presentation highlighting ADL’s initiatives to expand the fight against bigotry and hate into the digital environment. Sifry detailed the ADL Center for Technology and Society’s theory of change that tech can be a force for good both on and off-line.
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By Glenn Llopis
Why Standardization Is Failing Us in the Age of “Me”
Most of us like to claim that we’re striving to empower people to contribute at their fullest. We like to believe that encouraging individuality and inclusion will make us all stronger. Yet we’re too often still stuck in the rut of standardization. Our offices are occupied by frustrated and weary employees who are overwhelmed by delivering transactional results immediately instead of sustainable and significant growth over the long haul. Everybody is playing it safe, and just doing what they’re told. Individuality? Inclusion? Nice ideas, but who’s got the time? Let’s all just keep letting the business define the individual. Well, no. That’s the standardization trap. Glenn Llopis has experienced this trap and knows the way out. In Leadership in the Age of Personalization, Glenn shows leaders and their organizations how to break free of old, entrenched habits
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About The Author
Glenn Llopis is a Cuban-American entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker and senior advisor to Fortune 500 companies and organizations in healthcare, financial, consumer packaged goods and beyond. Leadership in the Age of Personalization is Glenn’s third book.
Publisher: GLLG Press (August 27, 2019)