the core of ‘onlyness’

Nilofer Merchant is a Fellow of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management and an author. Her most recent book, The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World, reveals proven strategies to unleash the power of a new idea. She has personally launched more than 100 products, netting $18bn in sales and has held executive positions at Apple, Autodesk, and GoLive Systems. Merchant has provided guidance to companies such as Logitech, Symantec, HP, Yahoo, VMWare, and many others on new product strategies, entering new markets, defending against competitors, and optimizing revenues. In 2013, she was awarded the Thinkers50 Future Thinker Award which is to recognize ‘The #1 Person Most Likely to Influence the Future of Management in Both Theory and Practice’ by the UK-based organization. She is ranked 22 on the 2017 Thinkers50 list of management thinkers.

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project manager as CEO

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is an expert in project management and strategy execution. He is the creator of concepts such as the ‘Hierarchy of Purpose’ featured by Harvard Business Review and ‘Project Revolution’, which argues that projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the c-suite to managing career or relationships. His work and concepts have been recently recognized by Thinkers50 with the exclusive award ‘Ideas into Practice’.
He is a part of Dr Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 coaches, author of The Focused Organization and a successful trainer supporting executive teams increase their organizations, project execution capabilities. Nieto-Rodriguez is also a visiting professor in leading business schools, including Duke CE, Instituto de Empresa, Solvay Business School, Skolkovo, Ecole des Ponts and Vlerick.

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