08 May May 8, 2018 – Practical Simone Collins and Iconic Advantage Dave Birss
Simone Collins – Owner of Travelmax, Discover Peru, Cruises Center, ArtCorgi, and Collins Family Ventures and Author of The Pragmatist’s Guide to Life: A Guide to Creating Your Own Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions
Simone Collins is the CEO of Travelmax, an international collection of travel companies that sells travel on a wholesale basis to boutique agencies and provides white glove travel management services for a select group of celebrity, entertainment, corporate, and leisure clients (matching or beating online prices— service included). Simone previously founded and ran ArtCorgi.com (a 500 Startups-funded art marketplace I co-founded) and managed over 20,000 writers as Director of Marketing at HubPages (the 45th-most-visited site in the US during her tenure).
Dave Birss – Author of A User Guide to the Creative Mind and Co-Author of Iconic Advantage®: Don’t Chase the New, Innovate the Old
Dave Birss wrote ‘A User Guide to the Creative Mind’ in 2012. It’s on the recommended reading list of the best ad schools. He recently co-wrote ‘Iconic Advantage.’ It hit the bestseller lists two weeks before it was released. And, he is now working on his next book that’s due to be released in late 2018. Dave does a lot of public speaking, from conferences to corporate gigs to after dinner talks. He always tries to make them inspiring and entertaining – but also practical. A recent survey gave my speaking 4.8 out of 5, and 98.7% of people wanted to hear him speak again. He recently launched RIGHTthinking.co to help companies who want to be more creative or innovative. They work with companies from all sectors, from marketing to manufacturing, banking to broadcast. They look at everything that has an impact on ideas, from processes to environment to skills. They mainly work in two ways: helping you have more effective ideas or by teaching you a more effective way to have more effective ideas by yourself.