A couple days ago, LinkdIn posted The Biggest Ideas of 2013. Thinkers and writers including Arianna Huffington, Deepak Chopra, and Ron Baker wrote about what they think the big new something will be for 2013. The writers tackled a wide range of topics varying from the culture of the workplace to the war on drugs. Each writer had unique ideas and perspectives, but one theme caught our eye here at S. Clare Inc. Many of these writers called for a shift in the way we think. The big ideas they suggested required reorienting our priorities and looking at the world through a different lens. There was a sense of dissatisfaction with the status quo, and it seems that many of these writers do not think things will improve if we continue down the path we’re on.
Our good friend David Howitt over at The Meriwether Group is going to be featured at the World Food Travel Association‘s FoodWorx Conference in January. This is an exciting event for Portland to be hosting, and we can’t wait to hear what David has to say about “whole brain thinking; the left AND the right, analytics AND artistry, value AND meaning, financial performance AND impact on the world” in his talk entitled Fulfilling Your Journey – The Power of And. We really like the sound of that.
The theme of the conference is The Future of Food, and speakers like Michael Morissey, Director at Food Innovation Center at OSU; Brian David Johnson, Futurist at Intel; and Karen Brooks, Food Editor for Portland Monthly Magazine will be joining David to tackle questions like, How did Portland get its reputation as the country’s foodiest city? How do you create an artisan food business, and How will technology impact food?
Sounds cool, right? We think so.