Lon Safko

Creator of the “First Computer To Save A Human Life."

Lon Safko is a remarkably creative person. He is the creator of the “First Computer To Save A Human Life”. That computer, along with 17 other inventions and more than 30,000 of Lon‘s papers, are in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. He has created numerous hardware and software solutions for the physically challenged, developed the first CAD software for civil engineers, designed the archetypes for the Apple Newton & Microsoft’s Bob Operating Systems He is also responsible for those handy little Tool-Tips help-balloon pop-ups!

Has been recognized for his creativity with such prestigious awards as; The Westinghouse’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Arizona Innovation Network’s Innovator of the Year, The Arizona Software Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year, twice nominated for the Ernst & Young / Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year, and The Public Relations Society of America’s, Edward Bernays, Mark of Excellence Award, and nomination as a Fellow of the nation‘s Computer History Museum. Lon has also been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, PC Novice, and Popular Science Magazines just to name a few. Lon was recently selected by the Smithsonian to represent “The American Inventor” at their annual conference.

He is the founder of eight successful companies, including Paper Models, Inc., which uses downloadable three-dimensional models in business advertising, promotions, and education, which is being considered as an acquisition.

Lon is an author of remarkable breadth, writing five innovative books. His books have shown corporations how to train managers to think creatively, detailed the secrets of launching a successful on-line business, offered advice to new home owners on reducing building costs, and related amazing stories about the serendipity of life. His latest book “The Social Media Book”, unlocks the mysteries of the hottest new Internet wave, Social Media, such as Facebook and YouTube. This book is transforming corporate and non-profit marketing strategies and how they use these new media to reach their desired audiences with power messages and efficiency.

Lon is a professional speaker, wowing audiences in a hundred cities nationwide with his insights into innovation, creativity, and how to a successful entrepreneur / intrapreneur in this global digital age. Said one executive of First American Title Insurance, “This is the best seminar I’ve been to in 25 years.” Teledyne said Lon‘s seminars are “Informative and entertaining, packed with useful information.” And the U.S. Postal Service called Lon’s seminar “inspiring and motivational.”

Lon also privately coaches Fortune 500 companies on harnessing Innovative Thinking to create higher productivity and profits. These on-site visits and personalized presentations help corporate, government, and non-profit executives improve their operations and performance by capturing the innovative potential now wasted or overlooked. As Lon says, “When you start to see your world in a different perspective, you see new ways to do everything!” Lon Safko sees the world in a new way every day.

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    Creativity, Innovation, Social, Teambuilding

  • Travels From:

    California

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    $10,000 - $15,000

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Lon Safko

Lon Safko is a remarkably creative person. He is the creator of the “First Computer To Save A Human Life”. That computer, along with 17 other inventions and more than 30,000 of Lon‘s papers, are in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. He has created numerous hardware and software solutions for the physically challenged, developed the first CAD software for civil engineers, designed the archetypes for the Apple Newton & Microsoft’s Bob Operating Systems He is also responsible for those handy little Tool-Tips help-balloon pop-ups!

Has been recognized for his creativity with such prestigious awards as; The Westinghouse’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Arizona Innovation Network’s Innovator of the Year, The Arizona Software Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year, twice nominated for the Ernst & Young / Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year, and The Public Relations Society of America’s, Edward Bernays, Mark of Excellence Award, and nomination as a Fellow of the nation‘s Computer History Museum. Lon has also been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, PC Novice, and Popular Science Magazines just to name a few. Lon was recently selected by the Smithsonian to represent “The American Inventor” at their annual conference.

He is the founder of eight successful companies, including Paper Models, Inc., which uses downloadable three-dimensional models in business advertising, promotions, and education, which is being considered as an acquisition.

Lon is an author of remarkable breadth, writing five innovative books. His books have shown corporations how to train managers to think creatively, detailed the secrets of launching a successful on-line business, offered advice to new home owners on reducing building costs, and related amazing stories about the serendipity of life. His latest book “The Social Media Book”, unlocks the mysteries of the hottest new Internet wave, Social Media, such as Facebook and YouTube. This book is transforming corporate and non-profit marketing strategies and how they use these new media to reach their desired audiences with power messages and efficiency.

Lon is a professional speaker, wowing audiences in a hundred cities nationwide with his insights into innovation, creativity, and how to a successful entrepreneur / intrapreneur in this global digital age. Said one executive of First American Title Insurance, “This is the best seminar I’ve been to in 25 years.” Teledyne said Lon‘s seminars are “Informative and entertaining, packed with useful information.” And the U.S. Postal Service called Lon’s seminar “inspiring and motivational.”

Lon also privately coaches Fortune 500 companies on harnessing Innovative Thinking to create higher productivity and profits. These on-site visits and personalized presentations help corporate, government, and non-profit executives improve their operations and performance by capturing the innovative potential now wasted or overlooked. As Lon says, “When you start to see your world in a different perspective, you see new ways to do everything!” Lon Safko sees the world in a new way every day.

INNOVATIVE THINKING – THE ACTUAL PROCESS!            

This presentation explores the process of Innovation and the spontaneous creation of Innovative ideas. I will share personal experiences that confirm the old adage that inspiration is truly only 10% of the process while perspiration remains the 90% hurdle most entrepreneurs fail to conquer. I discuss my copyrighted method of Innovation, the “5-W‘s of Innovation” method that provides the tools to think more Innovatively every time to consistently solve your toughest problems, whether they’re systemic, intrinsic, extrinsic, product development, sales, new markets, e-commerce, of staff related.                                 This presentation isn’t just for engineering & development. Doesn’t your company deserve a more Innovative Thinking Marketing Department, a more Innovative Sales Department, and even a more Innovative “C” Suite? Innovation starts at the top, in the “C” Suite and permeates an entire organization.It’s Innovation that gives you new products, new ways to sell existing products, new markets to see into, and ultimately that competitive edge, and adds to your bottom line

SOCIAL MEDIA, THE IMPACT ON YOUR BOTTOM LINE
Whether you call it Social Media, Web 2.0, Building Community, User Generated Content, the Intelligence of the Masses, it‘s all about the same thing, combining and utilizing old and new Internet technologies to communicate better. This is a gross oversimplification of the immense power of Social Media. Its affect is already being felt by individuals and how they communicate with each other, corporations and how they communicate with their employees and customers, and how groups or communities are being built around communication with others with similar interests.
This is only part of the importance of Social Media. The real importance is that Social Media is going to change the way we do business in our neighborhood, our communality, nationally, and internationally. Social media has already affected businesses around the globe, and with most new technologies, the affect can be beneficial and it can be disastrous to you and your business.
What is being written about you, your product, and your company as you are reading this? How would you respond to misnomers and misunderstandings to these masses? What affect would not responding have on your bottom line? Would you like that opportunity to respond and open a dialog between you and your customers?
Make no mistake about Social Media, it‘s coming whether you resist it or not and those who embrace this brave new world the fastest will benefit the most. Those who choose to ignore this phenomenon will be left in its wake. Social Media has already begun to affect us in ways we could never imagine. It will have as much impact on our personal and professional lives as the Internet itself. Social Media is about two-way communication between your friends, you colleagues, your customers, and often your enemies!

BUILDING INNOVATIVE TEAMS – INNOVATION LEADS TO PROFIT
This presentation is about being a team player, thinking like a unit and meeting expectations with others and through others.
Participants will master crucial leadership and organizational work teams are an aspect of total quality management and a functional requirement for organizational success. Participants will learn how to make team work and how to “play” on the teams currently in place. Getting people together to work on a common task for a specified length of time should be easy. Getting consensus on what should be done to meet a project dead

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