Check out our new endeavor at smarter-companies!

January 2, 2013 by · Comments Off 

As of January, 2013, we are dedicating most of our time to our new venture, smarter-companies a venture dedicated to empowering consultants with tools, training and continuous learning to help them build smarter companies that optimize the return on the intangible capital that drives 80% of corporate value in companies today. (And, yes, the name of this new venture was inspired by the name of this blog, which I started in 2008!)

Our offering includes both open source tools, our own proprietary tools and a marketplace where other consultants can offer their own tools.

Check out our community and become part of the movement to adapt management techniques to the Social Era!

Upcoming talk on Intangible Capital

September 18, 2012 by · Comments Off 

Trek principal Mary Adams will be speaking about:

Bridging the Value Gap for Private Companies at an XPX Tampa Bay meeting on Tuesday, November 13.

(After the meeting, Mary will also be giving a workshop for XPX members on Becoming an Internet Star: Making the Most of the New XPX Website)

Upcoming Talks on Intangible Capital

August 7, 2012 by · Comments Off 

Trek principal Mary Adams will be speaking about:

The Highest and Best Use of Intellectual Property in a webinar by IPR Plaza on Thursday, August 30.

Bridging the Value Gap for Private Companies at an XPX Philadelphia meeting on Thursday, September 6.

(After the meeting, Mary will also be giving a workshop for XPX members on Becoming an Internet Star: Making the Most of the New XPX Website)

Upcoming Appearances

April 18, 2012 by · Comments Off 

Upcoming appearances by Mary Adams (links provided for public events):
  • Association for Consulting Excellence - The Intangible Drivers of Future Performance and Value: Understanding the intangible infrastructure of your businessApril 20
  • Turnaround Management Association - Panel discussion Never Underestimate the Power of a BrandApril 24
  • The Conference Board -  Innovation Council, May 9
  • CEO Club of Boston, May 17
  • American Society for Information Security - Webinar on Safeguarding the Intangible Drivers of Corporate Value, May 23
  • The Conference Board – Brand Council, June 7

Trek principal Mary Adams to co-chair new intangibles advisory committee

February 6, 2012 by · Comments Off 

We are happy to announce that Trek principal, Mary Adams, has been invited to co-chair a new Advisory Committee for the Athena Alliance, a think tank in Washington DC in the vanguard of identifying, understanding, analyzing, and educating on the information, intangibles, and innovation (I3 or I-Cubed) economy.

The mission of the Advisory Committee is to expand Athena Alliance’s understanding of the changes taking place in the US and global economy and to offer ways to meet the economic challenges arising from the emerging interconnected knowledge intensive world.

Other members of the Committee include:

  • Andrew Sherman, Jones, Day (co-chair)
  • Joe Dyer, iRobot
  • Gabe Fried, Hilco Streambank
  • Allen Howell, Corporate Flight Management
  • John Hudson, Deloitte
  • Don Kuratko, Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Indiana University
  • Bob Laux, Microsoft
  • Jim Malackowski, OceanTomo

For more information, please visit the Athena website and read the press release about the advisory committee

 

The Conference Board is hosting a webinar by Trek principals

January 19, 2012 by · Comments Off 

Trek is very proud to announce that our principals, Mary Adams and Michael Oleksak, have been invited to deliver a webinar for The Conference Board called

The Future Drivers of Performance and Value: Understanding the intangible infrastructure of your business

The Conference Board has done great macroeconomic research on intangibles and we are excited to talk with their members about the huge opportunities in intangible capital management.  More information

Learn how to grow a service business using IC concepts

December 20, 2011 by · Comments Off 

Trek principals Mike Oleksak and Mary Adams will be featured guest on a webinar by the Exit Planning Institute:

“ASK THE EXPERTS – INTERVIEWS WITH VETERANS OF THE EXIT PLANNING PROCESS”

Topic: “How to Grow a Service Business”

When: Thursday, January 12, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST (Chicago time)

Featured Guests: Mike Oleksak and Mary Adams

Key Learning Objectives include:

  •  How to identify current value of tangible assets
  •  How to establish a game plan for growth
  •  How to measure progress towards stated goals
  •  How to prepare for the owner’s exit

Price: This webinar is complimentary

Visit EPI for more information and to register.

Download the slides: Intangible Capital, Banking, Jobs and Innovation

November 9, 2011 by · Comments Off 

We had a great discussion at the IC Practitioners program on November 8 with two presentations:

  1. Helena Tenorio and Joao Braga from the Brazilian Development Bank described how they have incorporated IC analysis into their credit process.  Banks and business people around the world can learn from their experience
  2. Dr. Bill Miller talked about IC, innovation and job growth in the U.S. Bill contends that job growth will only come if we achieve breakthrough innovations in industries. More of the same won’t do.

Check out the slides for each of these at the IC Practitioners Group at the IC Knowledge Center.

Intangible Capital, Banking and Innnovation

November 3, 2011 by · Comments Off 

Our IC Practitioners program on Tuesday, November 8 will kick off with two representatives from the Brazilian Development Bank describing how they have incorporated IC analysis into their credit process.  There is a lot going on in the Brazilian economy and it will be exciting to learn the activities in this bank.

Our second speak will be Dr. Bill Miller talking about IC, innovation and job growth in the U.S.

The program is a free, web-based program at the IC Knowledge Center starting at 8 AM EST (our audience stretches from California around the globe to Australia so we start early in the U.S.). Please join us!

I’ll be speaking at the Concord Festival of Authors

September 30, 2011 by · Comments Off 

…On Halloween night! It’s about writing a non-fiction book, not about Intangible Capital directly.  It looks like a great festival. Hope to see you there!

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