"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness..."
So begins "A Tale of Two Cities," another Charles Dickens' novel. Indeed, these days, the same could be said of the telecoms, media and technology space: with convulsive technological and social changes creating massive disruptions in industries, and causing companies to stay the safe, conservative course to defend their core businesses.
So why would Globe Telecom defy conventional wisdom and invest in such diverse and untested - and potentially foolish - lines of business like Globe Lifestyle Apparel, or a massively transformed Iconic Store, or that most analog of offline experiences, live theatre in Globe Live? Come to think of it, why hire crazy, rebellious, non-telco people to lead the business into the future of a telco?
Kickstart's November 2016 Raid The Fridge speaker is Joe Caliro, SVP and Head of Stores and Retail Transformation at Globe. Joe is directly responsible for Globe Live, and the way he runs it is as creative and crazy entrepreneurial as it can get inside a 6,000+ multi-billion dollar corporation.
Listen to Joe share his adventures and mis-adventures doing entrepreneurial stuff in an enterprise setting. Ask all the irreverent questions you want to ask. Figure out why the guy who co-produced "American Idiot" decided that the perfect follow-up act is "A Christmas Carol."
If you're a corporate animal dying to do groundbreaking stuff; or a startup founder looking to pick up tips to navigate the corporate maze; or a curious tech observer trying to guess what Globe is up to: this RTF's for you!
It's also our Christmas RTF: so come share a drink with friends, and toast the holidays together.
As Tiny Tim famously said, "God bless Us, every one!"