BBD CEO Summit – Google’s David Lawee

David Lawee is VP corporate development for Google. He started by trying to articulate why Yahoo! is failing, believing it comes back to their inability to crisply identify a mission statement. (This is quite something from Google, who are failing right now to understand what they are, and are being pilloried for moving away from …

BBD CEO Summit 2012 – Kickoff

I’m here at the Better By Design CEO Summit, which is an excellent event that occurs every 1.5-2 years. It’s targeted at CEOs and senior leaders from the Better By Design client companies, and from companies considering entering the program or who are already walking the design leadership path. The group also contains design and …

Better By Design CEO summit notes – Day 1

These are very very rough notes from the Better By Design CEO summit, being held as I write these on Wednesday and Thursday 2nd and 3rd of November. Judith Thompson, who has lead the NZTE BBD team for five years kicked things off. Design is important. Apple is a recurring theme, their products have opened …