I was lucky enough to be invited to this motivational event with its slew of inspirational speakers at The Sage in Gateshead last month. I would have to write an awful lot of words to cover everything I took away. It was hugely motivational and quite mind blowing in so many ways. Read some of my thoughts.
Among those to take the stage was Joe Faith, product manager at Google UK, who introduced his talk by saying he would like to discuss the multinational’s “rigid process” for coming up with a consistent stream of “cool” innovations. “But it’s not really like that,” he added. “The fact is that Google is the least process-driven of any large company I know.” Instead, the search engine giant concentrated on its culture and three core values, the first of which was its focus on the user. Mr Faith explained that while such a principle seemed obvious, it carried greater depth for the company. “Focus on adoption and monetisation will follow,” he said, adding that the digital sector in particular had opened up potential for scalability that was not previously available.