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  • 1. psst it’s an open secret but keep the evening of the third Thursday of every month free! INSPIRATION MONTHLIES What is an INSPIRATION MONTHLY? Two hours on the evening of the THIRD Thursday of each month when you will get a chance to sit around with stimulating people and be provoked, challenged and enlightened by the Pentacle Team Why should I participate? Because it will be a brilliant opportunity to learn pragmatic ways to deal with your challenges and to reflect and share your experiences with a fantastic group of people Is it just a networking opportunity? No, not just networking. There will be facilitation and members of the Pentacle Team will share with you the most up-to-date Thinking and Practice in NewWorld management* Who else will be there? Attendance is by invitation only and we will be inviting Pentacle clients, leading thinkers and generally fun people What will we be doing? Half an hour of sharing issues. An hour of input from the Session Leader. Half an hour of conclusion and identifying practical actions What topics will be discussed? Inventing the future, delivering tomorrow, delivering today, ensuring results, leading organised talent Where will the inspiration happen? Select the location which is most convenient for you. The inspiration will occur simultaneously in the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands and South Africa What do I do next? Tell us when and where you would like to join. Phone: +44 (0) 1494 678 555 Web: http://www.PentacleTheVBS.com/INSPIRATIONMONTHLIES.htm * If you don’t know what NewWorld management is you definitely need to join us! THE VIRTUAL BUSINESS SCHOOL PROVOKING – INSPIRING – EDUCATING – ENABLING – FACILITATING . COPYRIGHT 2006 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  • 2. At a location near you • Beaconsfield UK • Manchester UK • Cape Town South Africa • Lyons France • Paris France • Netherlands Directions at: http://www.PentacleTheVBS.com/Map.htm • Bonn Germany Intriguing topics - Pragmatic Discussions Month Title Coverage Leader ensuring results organised talent delivering today inventing the future: delivering tomorrow leading Sparqs - triggering innovation January Why what leads to success leads to failure in a different situation Eddie Obeng The Tale of the Hopping Bunnies February Not just a clever idea - how to make money though innovation Christophe Gillet Yes, No, Maybe March Dealing with ambiguity in the New World Colin Burns Making it Happen April The ‘soft’ side of projects and programmes is the ‘hard’ part Eddie Obeng Collaborative Creativity May Creative problem solving by Global Virtual Teams Andy Burnett Naked Leadership June How leadership really works! Essentials of leadership Graham Wilson Buying your way to Growth July How to use purchasing to your advantage as a seller Will Stevens Playing for High Stakes August Managing Stakeholders in difficult situations Susanne Schulz Killing KPI’s & Scorecards September Learning to focus on what really makes a difference Eddie Obeng Untangling the OrganoWeb October Making Virtual Organisations work for real Christophe Gillet Bomb Resistant Strategy November Manipulating the future in complexity Jon Foster-Pedley Cybersense December Using technology effectively Hans Le Fever THE VIRTUAL BUSINESS SCHOOL PROVOKING – INSPIRING – EDUCATING – ENABLING – FACILITATING . COPYRIGHT 2006 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  • 3. At a location near you • Beaconsfield UK • Manchester UK • Cape Town South Africa • Lyons France • Paris France • Netherlands Directions at: http://www.PentacleTheVBS.com/Map.htm • Bonn Germany Intriguing topics - Pragmatic Discussions Month Title Coverage Leader ensuring results organised talent delivering today inventing the future: delivering tomorrow leading Sparqs - triggering innovation January Why what leads to success leads to failure in a different situation Eddie Obeng The Tale of the Hopping Bunnies February Not just a clever idea - how to make money though innovation Christophe Gillet Yes, No, Maybe March Dealing with ambiguity in the New World Colin Burns Making it Happen April The ‘soft’ side of projects and programmes is the ‘hard’ part Eddie Obeng Collaborative Creativity May Creative problem solving by Global Virtual Teams Andy Burnett Naked Leadership June How leadership really works! Essentials of leadership Graham Wilson Buying your way to Growth July How to use purchasing to your advantage as a seller Will Stevens Playing for High Stakes August Managing Stakeholders in difficult situations Susanne Schulz Killing KPI’s & Scorecards September Learning to focus on what really makes a difference Eddie Obeng Untangling the OrganoWeb October Making Virtual Organisations work for real Christophe Gillet Bomb Resistant Strategy November Manipulating the future in complexity Jon Foster-Pedley Cybersense December Using technology effectively Hans Le Fever THE VIRTUAL BUSINESS SCHOOL PROVOKING – INSPIRING – EDUCATING – ENABLING – FACILITATING . COPYRIGHT 2006 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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  • 5. 18th January inventing the future: Sparqs - triggering innovation Why what leads to success leads to failure in a different situation Where should ideas come from? How do I know if I’m looking in the right place? Why do employee ideas schemes have such a dismal record? Do specific ideas have their own specific dangers? Why is it everyone talks a storm about innovation and yet there is never enough? How come google.com lists 120 million hits for innovation? Why are there over 171,000 books on the topic and its still not enough? Why does the fashion industry see innovation differently from the design industry? Why do inventors invent and commercialisers commercialise? How do I get from idea to money? These questions and many more will be answered. Professor Eddie Obeng is Learning Director of Pentacle The Virtual Business School (Founded 1994). More… http://www.pentacle.co.uk/People.htm An agent provocateur Financial Times The eclectic Guru Business Life Unusual as an academic to back his ideas with his own money The Sunday Times A ‘leading revolutionary’ Financial Times Eddie’s New World analysis was a vital catalyst in our programme of change and reinvention in Sony. Plus his unique style added greatly to making it highly entertaining along the way Sony High energy, inspiring, thought provoking and highly effective Microsoft THE VIRTUAL BUSINESS SCHOOL PROVOKING – INSPIRING – EDUCATING – ENABLING – FACILITATING . COPYRIGHT 2006 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  • 6. February February ensuring results: The Tale of the Hopping Bunnies Not just a clever idea - how to make money though innovation Christophe Gillet Christophe Gillet is Director French Speaking Areas for Pentacle The Virtual Business School one of the world’s most innovative learning businesses. He was previously Director of Business Innovation for SONY Business Europe. Previously he was head of a 150 m€ European business unitVery useful explanation of how to use Virtual teams for innovation and delivering business successHelpful information for inter-cultural workingT-MobileAdded the extra dimensionRoyal Bank of ScotlandInvolving and lively which keeps the group motivatedDaniscoChristophe has 15 years of experience in High-Tech Business-to-Business Sales, Marketing & Innovation. He has first hand experience of new business creation: web-based B-to-B service in content management (ASP model) based on analysis of process changes in Media Industry. Addition he has been responsible for re-engineering of all promotional tools from ‘technology’ to ‘value’ driven, including templates & processes. Christophe has practical leadership experience in a multi cultural environment of transformational change management including creating Virtual teams to deliver more value At Pentacle Christophe Gillet has developed an expertise in Strategy, Marketing/ Customer Focus, Innovation, Change, Project/ Programme Management, Making Money Customer focus and ‘new style’ virtual organisations THE VIRTUAL BUSINESS SCHOOL PROVOKING – INSPIRING – EDUCATING – ENABLING – FACILITATING . COPYRIGHT 2006 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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