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Marcus Whitney


Entrepreneur on how to inspire change by embracing innovation.

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Marcus Whitney: Speech Topics


① THE WINDS OF CHANGE | ② CREATE AND ORCHESTRATE | ③ INNOVATION IS UNDEFEATED | ④ BE A CITY OF THE FUTURE

① The Winds of Change are Blowing


It is clear that change is upon us. There will be great value that will shift in the next 5-10 years in healthcare, and this provides great opportunity for the leaders of the industry if they choose to turn headwinds into tailwinds. In this talk, Marcus will talk through the high level trends that are driving meaningful change, and offer proof that now, more than ever, disruption is at the door of our industry.

② Create and Orchestrate


This talk is for economic development leaders, chambers of commerce, civic engagement groups and others focused on evolving their towns / cities into vibrant ecosystems for the future.

The original talk from TEDxNashville 2014, updated and with a shot of adrenaline. This is the manifesto for the ambitious, creative rebels. For those who believe in doing good. For the Davids seeking to take on the Goliaths. There is a code for us. Creativity, empathy, hustle, hacking and being our own heroes are the stuff of modern day fairy tales. It’s also what the most dominant forces in the free market do everyday. No matter what level you operate at, you can be inspired to do more when you hear Marcus drop the philosophy of Create and Orchestrate.

③ Innovation is Undefeated


This talk is for trade organizations, incumbent corporations, educational institutions and others focused on understanding how to embrace innovation rather than be displaced by it.

The dilemma is real. It’s obvious that nothing is going to stop the breakneck pace that technology is going at, as it changes every thing we know and understand for better or worse. And still, the same human emotions are allowing organizations to hide in plain sight, ignoring this reality while new entrants eat their lunch from the bottom. It doesn’t have to be this way. In this talk, Marcus helps organizations understand the opportunities they have to treat innovation like a tailwind, and also the very cultural biases that will almost always cause them to behave like innovation is a headwind.

④ Be a City of the Future


This talk is for economic development leaders, chambers of commerce, civic engagement groups and others focused on evolving their towns / cities into vibrant ecosystems for the future.

When Amazon came to town, Marcus sat between their head of the HQ2 search and Gov. Haslam for dinner. Over the past 15 years, Marcus has played an integral part in the evolution of Nashville. From helping the city build a technology brand, to infusing innovation into its healthcare market to bringing professional soccer to town, Marcus knows, and can share with your team, how to keep your city authentic, yet make real change and evolve towards the future.


Marcus Whitney: Books


Marcus Whitney: Bio



      
Marcus Whitney is CEO and Founder of Health:Further, a strategic advisory firm working with leading healthcare organizations to navigate disruptive change for their benefit; as well as Founding Partner of Jumpstart Health Investors, a new kind of venture capital firm focused on innovative, healthcare companies.
Marcus is also co-founder and co-owner of Nashville Soccer Club, the city’s professional soccer club.

Marcus has been listed in the Upstart 100 by Upstart Business Journal, Power 100 by Nashville Business Journal, and has been featured in Techcrunch, Fast Company and The Atlantic.

Marcus is the author of Create and Orchestrate, a book for entrepreneurs about living a creative, purposeful life, breaking through boundaries and overcoming adversity. Marcus is also the producer and host of Marcus Whitney’s Video Universe, a video channel on YouTube that features a variety of mid to long form video shows, and Marcus Whitney’s Audio Universe, a podcast on all major platforms.

Marcus is a member of the board of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation and an Arts Commissioner for the city of Nashville.

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MARCUS WHITNEY


Entrepreneur on how to inspire change by embracing innovation.

SPEECH TOPICS


① The Winds of Change are Blowing


It is clear that change is upon us. There will be great value that will shift in the next 5-10 years in healthcare, and this provides great opportunity for the leaders of the industry if they choose to turn headwinds into tailwinds. In this talk, Marcus will talk through the high level trends that are driving meaningful change, and offer proof that now, more than ever, disruption is at the door of our industry.


② Create and Orchestrate


This talk is for economic development leaders, chambers of commerce, civic engagement groups and others focused on evolving their towns / cities into vibrant ecosystems for the future.

The original talk from TEDxNashville 2014, updated and with a shot of adrenaline. This is the manifesto for the ambitious, creative rebels. For those who believe in doing good. For the Davids seeking to take on the Goliaths. There is a code for us. Creativity, empathy, hustle, hacking and being our own heroes are the stuff of modern day fairy tales. It’s also what the most dominant forces in the free market do everyday. No matter what level you operate at, you can be inspired to do more when you hear Marcus drop the philosophy of Create and Orchestrate.

③ Innovation is Undefeated


This talk is for trade organizations, incumbent corporations, educational institutions and others focused on understanding how to embrace innovation rather than be displaced by it.

The dilemma is real. It’s obvious that nothing is going to stop the breakneck pace that technology is going at, as it changes every thing we know and understand for better or worse. And still, the same human emotions are allowing organizations to hide in plain sight, ignoring this reality while new entrants eat their lunch from the bottom. It doesn’t have to be this way. In this talk, Marcus helps organizations understand the opportunities they have to treat innovation like a tailwind, and also the very cultural biases that will almost always cause them to behave like innovation is a headwind.

④ Be a City of the Future


This talk is for economic development leaders, chambers of commerce, civic engagement groups and others focused on evolving their towns / cities into vibrant ecosystems for the future.

When Amazon came to town, Marcus sat between their head of the HQ2 search and Gov. Haslam for dinner. Over the past 15 years, Marcus has played an integral part in the evolution of Nashville. From helping the city build a technology brand, to infusing innovation into its healthcare market to bringing professional soccer to town, Marcus knows, and can share with your team, how to keep your city authentic, yet make real change and evolve towards the future.
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BIO


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Marcus Whitney is CEO and Founder of Health:Further, a strategic advisory firm working with leading healthcare organizations to navigate disruptive change for their benefit; as well as Founding Partner of Jumpstart Health Investors, a new kind of venture capital firm focused on innovative, healthcare companies.
Marcus is also co-founder and co-owner of Nashville Soccer Club, the city’s professional soccer club.

Marcus has been listed in the Upstart 100 by Upstart Business Journal, Power 100 by Nashville Business Journal, and has been featured in Techcrunch, Fast Company and The Atlantic.

Marcus is the author of Create and Orchestrate, a book for entrepreneurs about living a creative, purposeful life, breaking through boundaries and overcoming adversity. Marcus is also the producer and host of Marcus Whitney’s Video Universe, a video channel on YouTube that features a variety of mid to long form video shows, and Marcus Whitney’s Audio Universe, a podcast on all major platforms.

Marcus is a member of the board of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation and an Arts Commissioner for the city of Nashville.


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