Thursday, January 1, 2009

Personal Brilliance - An OSU Leadership Event

By Sandy Blanquera

Technology is innovation today. Skill is important, but innovation is even more critical to survive in current times. Would you like to increase your own personal brilliance and innovation? If so, come out and join Ben and me for an event sponsored by the OSU Leadership Center. This half-day event will be held on Tuesday, January 13th, with some amazing guests and great content. Proceeds will benefit a worthy charitable cause, Choices. It's a great way to start 2009!

Join your host, Jim Canterucci, along with several other prestigious guests to explore the core elements of Personal Brilliance. Jim, author of the bestseller, Personal Brilliance, Mastering the Everyday Habits that Create a Lifetime of Success, will give a copy of his book to each attendee.

Notable guest, the president of The Ohio State University, Dr. E. Gordon Gee, will speak for 30 minutes about innovation at the university. President Gee is a rock star in Columbus and we are honored to have access to him!

During the event, Jim will explore his unique perspective of the four catalysts to Personal Brilliance: Awareness, Curiosity, Focus, and Initiative, and how to develop your own habit of innovation. For each catalyst, Jim will work with a featured guest speaker for a short interview. These guests are Jack Park, OSU football historian and radio personality, Dr. Joan Herbers, an OSU evolutionary, ecological biologist and champion of women in science, Artie Isaac, founder of the Young Isaac creative and advertising agency and teacher of creativity in the OSU Fisher College of Business, and Ken Schnacke, President and GM of the Triple A Columbus Clippers.

Jim says, “When you’re faced with a situation where you have to come up with and implement great ideas, and you can... that's Personal Brilliance.”

CHOICES, the Central Ohio Domestic Violence agency will benefit from every ticket sold! $10 of your ticket cost will be donated to help end domestic violence and positively impact the lives of many families. Also, if you refer others to attend, an additional $5 will be given to CHOICES.
Many of you are using social media today and might find it interesting that awareness for this event is being created by people using social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn and networks like Columbus Tech Life. No-brochures will be printed to promote the event. Speaking of social media, if you like to twitter, then we have the perfect seat for you. Select ‘prime’ seats called Tweet Seats, will be available for tweeple to make live Twitter posts during the event.

Check out the flyer for more details or, simply register by visiting the event blog If you are interested in who else may be coming, we suggest you visit the Columbus TechLife meetup.

Make a new resolution this year…to be more brilliant and innovative. Start it off on the right foot by signing up and bringing a friend. It's for a great cause and you'll learn a great deal in the process!


Anonymous Jim Canterucci said...

Thanks for the post Sandy. We're looking forward to a great day on the 13th and hope to see many from Columbus Tech Life there.

January 2, 2009 at 6:43 PM  

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