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Stirring Up the Magic at BIF-8

September 4th, 2012

images-35I can’t wait for BIF-8. I am embarrassed and humbled by my profile written for the BIF-8 program book by Maureen Tuthill. Maureen writes storyteller profiles for our summit program book every year. This is the first year she has written one about me! She gets us and beautifully captures the essence of what BIF and I are all about.  I can’t resist sharing it with you. I’m proud to be associated with such an incredible team at BIF. Let the random collisions of BIF-8 begin.

For many BIF storytellers, the BIF Collaborative Innovation Summit boils down to one thing: Saul.

They speak of him with reverence and a deep appreciation for the way he “gets it.” His is the governing spirit that draws them to Rhode Island for a chance to luxuriate in the space of possibility he and Team BIF creates for them every year.

Saul Kaplan, Chief Catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory and engaging host of the BIF-8 Summit, has a superior reputation as a noted facilitator of meaningful conversations about community and transformation, broadly defined. But Kaplan himself is quick to credit his BIF colleagues for consistently killing it with an incredible slate of storytellers that makes him “crazy proud” of each Summit. Read more