LEADership in the 21st Century Renaissance

Beibei Song
Mar
08
LEADership in the 21st Century Renaissance
Beibei Song

BeiBei is the Founder and Principal of Essinova, a forward-thinking interdisciplinary creativity academy applying cognitive science and artful thinking to human development, leadership and innovation. She has been a Stanford GSB course facilitator and coach since Fall 2015, in LEAD and other Executive Education programs. She's also a certified Neuro-Leadership Coach, applying brain-based methodology to the development of high-performing leaders. 

With 20+ years of prior corporate and entrepreneurial experience in technology, healthcare, sustainability, financial services, media, and higher education, in the U.S., China, and Europe, BeiBei brings a wealth of real-world knowledge and wisdom to her teaching and coaching, combined with cutting edge research and thought-leadership in interdisciplinary and multi-cultural learning. She has given lectures and workshops at institutions such as The Wharton School, Silicon Valley Forum, International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, California Lawyers Association, as well as numerous corporate and entrepreneurial organizations. She is a co-author and lead editor of “Business, Open Innovation, and Art”, recently published by MDPI Books.

BeiBei is a Stanford GSB alumni, MBA class of 1997. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

LEADership in the 21st Century Renaissance

Art and mind together for humanity’s iteration towards the next creative epoch 

The Second Industrial Revolution, featuring electricity age, mass production, division of labor and assembly lines, cut knowledge into slices and boxes in the educational system and favored ultra-specialization in the workplace. Humans and organizations were turned into machines. 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterized by a fusion of technologies across digital, physical and biological spheres as well as blurring lines between industries, is turning machines into humans but also calling for reconvergence of knowledge and revival of the Renaissance Man. 

As digital machines acquire more and more cognitive intelligence, the development of humans becomes ever more vital, for society and business alike. Time has come to recognize the value of art and humanities. 

As the world experiences massive turbulence, from pandemics to social upheaval, and companies find their “whitewater” environment nearly perpetual and increasingly complex to navigate, the 20th-Century mantras of efficiency, the bottom-line and shareholder value no longer suffice as proper guidance. New futures call for anticipatory creativity. 

In a combination of engaging lecture and immersive art-assisted interactive activities, this session highlights: 
  1. The Da Vinci Way, in the age of CRISPR, blockchain and artificial intelligence
  2. Humanism redefined, vis à vis technology, nature, and spirituality
  3. Better understanding of the mind and consciousness, embodied, not just embrained
  4. Beauty re-embraced: from products and customer experience to workplace culture
All are welcomed: poets and quants, nerds and muses, star performers and polymathic misfits, whole or broken hearts, assured or lost souls, and leaders seeking wisdom, charisma, purpose, meaning, joy, and liberation from corporate cliché. 

You will see innovation with a whole new perspective and the world in new possibilities. You will envision a “personal renaissance”, learning to lead with originality, poetry and grit, whole brain and full body, influencing with authenticity, and communicating with flair. 

Link to the Zoom Live Session: To be added soon

Beibei Song

BeiBei is the Founder and Principal of Essinova, a forward-thinking interdisciplinary creativity academy applying cognitive science and artful thinking to human development, leadership and innovation. She has been a Stanford GSB course facilitator and coach since Fall 2015, in LEAD and other Executive Education programs. She’s also a certified Neuro-Leadership Coach, applying brain-based methodology to the development of high-performing leaders. 

With 20+ years of prior corporate and entrepreneurial experience in technology, healthcare, sustainability, financial services, media, and higher education, in the U.S., China, and Europe, BeiBei brings a wealth of real-world knowledge and wisdom to her teaching and coaching, combined with cutting edge research and thought-leadership in interdisciplinary and multi-cultural learning. She has given lectures and workshops at institutions such as The Wharton School, Silicon Valley Forum, International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, California Lawyers Association, as well as numerous corporate and entrepreneurial organizations. She is a co-author and lead editor of “Business, Open Innovation, and Art”, recently published by MDPI Books.

BeiBei is a Stanford GSB alumni, MBA class of 1997. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

LEADership in the 21st Century Renaissance

Art and mind together for humanity’s iteration towards the next creative epoch 

The Second Industrial Revolution, featuring electricity age, mass production, division of labor and assembly lines, cut knowledge into slices and boxes in the educational system and favored ultra-specialization in the workplace. Humans and organizations were turned into machines. 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterized by a fusion of technologies across digital, physical and biological spheres as well as blurring lines between industries, is turning machines into humans but also calling for reconvergence of knowledge and revival of the Renaissance Man. 

As digital machines acquire more and more cognitive intelligence, the development of humans becomes ever more vital, for society and business alike. Time has come to recognize the value of art and humanities. 

As the world experiences massive turbulence, from pandemics to social upheaval, and companies find their “whitewater” environment nearly perpetual and increasingly complex to navigate, the 20th-Century mantras of efficiency, the bottom-line and shareholder value no longer suffice as proper guidance. New futures call for anticipatory creativity. 

In a combination of engaging lecture and immersive art-assisted interactive activities, this session highlights: 

  1. The Da Vinci Way, in the age of CRISPR, blockchain and artificial intelligence
  2. Humanism redefined, vis à vis technology, nature, and spirituality
  3. Better understanding of the mind and consciousness, embodied, not just embrained
  4. Beauty re-embraced: from products and customer experience to workplace culture

All are welcomed: poets and quants, nerds and muses, star performers and polymathic misfits, whole or broken hearts, assured or lost souls, and leaders seeking wisdom, charisma, purpose, meaning, joy, and liberation from corporate cliché. 

You will see innovation with a whole new perspective and the world in new possibilities. You will envision a “personal renaissance”, learning to lead with originality, poetry and grit, whole brain and full body, influencing with authenticity, and communicating with flair. 

Link to the Zoom Live Session: To be added soon