Future Focus: A Primer for the New Black in Engagement and Confidence in Investing

with 
Bob Gay

Thursday, June 2, 2016
6:00 pm

Baker Hostetler
45 Rockefeller Plaza
Our Host: Dennis Cohen

IMG_9613We all make investment decisions at some point in our lives. The tools to support those decisions are stuck in a complex old narrative designed to be opaque and confusing.

There has been a disruption in the investment management world in recent years with the appearance of digital finance platforms, aka, the robo advisors. They answer the question: “How am I doing?” in the industry narrative of risk/return. They are getting people visually connected to their money in a very personal way.

What will that personal financial experience look like in the future? How will the narrative transform into one that is personal, empowering, entertaining and educational. Emerging technologies in big data analytics, machine-learning and virtual reality support the presentation of your financial life in a way that fosters engagement.

Robert Gay, a top ranked quantitative analyst among institutional investors, has patented a program to create intelligence from company financial statements. It illustrates valuable relationships that prescribe action. The relationships answer the question: “Why am I doing well/poorly?”

Bob will lead a conversation for what is possible when we add a third dimension and motion to the financial experience.

We look forward to seeing you at our new venue.

Please reply to this email or to RSVP@TMGR.COM to let us know you plan to attend.

Please check in with the security desk in the lobby when you arrive.

Cyber Security: An Issue that Keeps on Growing

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
6:00 pm

NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION!
Baker Hostetler
45 Rockefeller Plaza

Our Host: Dennis Cohen


Cyber security is an issue that only grows in every corner of our global garden.  Some would say it is an invasive weed with no herbicide in sight.

Every day, we face headlines in the media, from government agencies, our corporate governance departments and companies that tell us they have software to stop the problems. At every turn, there is an atmosphere of apprehension and trepidation.

What can a company do to guard itself and its clients? Can we stop the malicious organizations that steal our data, listen and gain access to our conversations and compromise the integrity of our business operations?

A panel of experts from various cyber related industry sectors will offer their perspectives and knowledge on this vital issue:

  • Chris Moschovitis, tmg-emedia, strategies and practices
  • Galya Datskovsky, Vapor Stream, products
  • Shawn Bernabeu, HUB International, insurance
  • Jerry Ferguson, Baker Hostetler, law

Our moderator will be Anna Murray of tmg-emedia, who specializes in software development.

This is an opportunity for attendees to listen to industry leaders who have a deep understanding of the ways in which business managers can defend and protect their organizations in the continual struggle with cyber security issues.

We look forward to seeing you at our new venue.

Please reply to this email or to RSVP@TMGR.COM to let us know you plan to attend.

Please check in with the security desk in the lobby when you arrive.

How 3D Printing Will Rock Your World

with John Hornick

July 7, 6:00 pm, Yale Club

JohnHornick Photo3D printers are the most powerful machines humans have ever invented because they can make finished products, with all their parts, fully assembled.

Driven by a digital blueprint of the finished product, they do so by building up layer upon layer of plastic, metal, or other materials, which are fused with heat, lasers, electron beams, chemicals, ultrasound, or glue.

John Hornick, a prominent IP lawyer, explains where this disruptive technology stands today and where it is going, and how everything will change when you can make anything. Highlights include:

• the Disruption Checklist, which shows how business and personal life will change
• the effects of 3D printing on the ability to make almost anything without anyone knowing about it or being able to control it
• how the human drive to make things will help drive adoption of this technology
• how 3D printing will lead to the merger of science and nature in product design
• how and why 3D printing could replace mass production with mass customization
• how 3D printing may lead to new kinds of crime

John Hornick has been a counselor and litigator in the Washington, D.C. office of the Finnegan IP law firm for over 30 years. John advises clients about how 3D printing may affect their businesses and frequently speaks and writes on 3D printing. He was the only IP attorney selected by the U.S. Comptroller General Forum on Additive Manufacturing.

We look forward to seeing you at the Yale Club.  Please check with the front desk on the exact meeting location when you arrive.

Future Focus: How Successful Companies Stay Relevant by Continual Innovation

with Jeff Loehr

June 2, 6:00 pm, Yale Club

Jeff Loehr PicBusiness success and failure depend on decisions leaders make; they are not a result of changes in the market. However, the market is changing more quickly than most people realize so making these decisions requires that leadership find ways to overcome their biases, focus on the future and continuously reinvent to keep up.

Logically managers and leaders may know this but still struggle to manage the change. The reason for this, based on our observations working with clients around the world, is that as people we become stuck in our mental models of past success. To respond to changing market conditions managers, leaders and founders work harder at doing what they did before. Eventually, when this doesn’t work they look for silver bullet solutions that could come from innovating revolutionary products or even restructuring, but these can make the problem worse.

Future focused companies avoid this crisis by thinking about what the future could look like and preparing for it. They continuously reinvent and evolve rather than look for silver bullet solutions. In our practice we look for and build three key aspects to future focused companies: flexibility in the development and execution of their strategy, foresight to break mental models and discover new opportunities and focus to both build the core and also develop new options in the periphery.

Jeff will talk about the mental model challenge and the key aspects of a future focused company.

Jeff Loehr is a partner at Stratalis Consulting. He has experience working with teams of all sizes and at all stages of company development from developing a strategy for tech startups creating an innovation program for the world’s deepest mine. He works with teams and companies to help them break out of their mental models, explore new options and develop successful businesses.

We look forward to seeing you at the Yale Club.  Please check with the front desk on the exact meeting location when you arrive.

The Neuroscience of Business Relationships

with Nora Simpson

Tuesday, May 5, 6:00 pm

Nora Simpson Headshot (1)Building professional relationships is a critical part of business success. Without relationships based in trust and authentic connection, attempts to create value and service will suffer. When trust and authentic connection are present between clients, vendors, and colleagues, value, productivity and collaboration can reach remarkably successful levels.

Most people can agree on some level that strong professional relationships are important. But the specifics of how to transform difficult relationships into healthy ones, and how to deepen the quality of already good relationships can feel elusive.

The science of the brain can tell us EXACTLY why someone is opening up or closing off quickly to our attempts to connect in a business context. When we “click” with someone in business, it feels easy and fun. But when others reject us, it can feel frustrating and confusing.  In this talk, you will learn concrete tools you can use RIGHT AWAY to create the right “click” with almost everyone as you build deep, authentic, high-integrity connections across your business life.

Nora Simpson, CEO of Simpson Strategic Solutions, is widely recognized as a business pioneer and the creator of the field of Experiential Neuroscience. Nora has successfully implemented her groundbreaking neuroscience-based concrete business tools with more than 100 companies in 40+ industries and over 10,000 individuals to create radical breakthroughs in revenue, profit, productivity and fulfillment.

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited.

Please RSVP to Chris Moschovitis at RSVP@TMGR.COM

It Does Matter: The Details of Self-Presentation Are the Message

with Oona Chanel 

April 7, 6:00 pm

1cbcde2Everyone in business is always in front of people who can and do make a difference in our professional lives. Much of their impressions is based on our self-presentation.

Studies show that business people who dress to represent themselves as managers of a particular business sector provide the best cues that they are authentic and believable.

Oona Chanel is a renowned expert in the discipline of self-presentation. She will demonstrate how visual signals impact corporate decision makers, team members, prospective clients, employees and the media.

Details are telling. And that does not mean expensive jewelry or hair styles. More often, small and simple things can make a big difference in the eyes of those around us.

Oona has the creds: high end runway editorial model, serial entrepreneur, and internationally acclaimed fashion consultant who has worked for major European fashion houses.

Recently, Oona founded and is the Editor-in-Chief of a new fashion magazine to be published by Scandinavian Media Ventures.

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited.

Please RSVP to Chris Moschovitis at RSVP@TMGR.COM

Cyber Security and You: Essential advice to survive in the age of cybercrime and cyber terrorism

with Chris Moschovitis

Tuesday, January 6, 6:00 p.m.

chrismoschovitisHardly a day goes by that we don’t learn of another attack by hackers against governments, businesses, or individuals.  Be it cyber warfare sponsored by countries, cyber terrorism by fringe groups, or hacking by criminals, we are living in a new world where our most valuable asset – our data – is under constant attack.  After this talk by Chris Moschovitis, president of tmg-emedia, you will leave with a clear understanding of what is going on, what’s at stake, your risk, and what you can do to protect yourself. 

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited. Click here to register on-line, or:

Please RSVP to Chris Moschovitis at RSVP@TMGR.COM

How Collaboration, Shared Values and Work Culture are the New Black in Corporate Growth Strategies

with Phil McKenzie

November 11, 6:00 pm

Phil McKenzie PicCorporate culture is under significant stress, as employers and employees struggle to find common ground in identifying and maintaining focus in achieving business goals.

Phil McKenzie, the Founder of InfluencerCon, understands these challenges and has developed an approach that identifies and supports cooperative culture that delivers value to multiple stakeholders.

Phil sees the next generation of leaders as those who pursue influencer culture.

Influencer culture is based on the pursuit of creativity, open and fair exchange, passion, collaboration and a commitment to rich and  authentic personal experiences.

By bringing together corporate innovators and game-changers, InfluencerCon has established itself as the leading consultancy for those managers who are seeking to establish vital, dynamic and flexible workplaces.

The InfluencerCon methodology breaks down traditional silo-directed thinking and encourages cross-functionality and cross-pollination of strategies, concepts, customer interfaces and, ultimately, corporate growth.

Prior to founding InfluencerCon, Phil was Managing Partner of FREE DMC, an influencer marketing agency that specializes in integrated marketing strategy, digital content creation, and experiential events. He graduated with an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited.
Click here to register on-line, or:

Please RSVP to Chris Moschovitis at RSVP@TMGR.COM

Integrity: An Access to Effective Leadership

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with Christopher Gates

Thursday, September 18, 6 pm

In a one-hour fully interactive conversation, Christopher Gates, a member of the Yale Club, introduces a new model of integrity developed by a group of leadership scholars led by Werner Erhard and Michael Jensen, which you can read HERE.

Chris shares how applying this new model of integrity provides access at any moment to power, freedom, and peace of mind in any area that calls for effective action.

Christopher C. Gates, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, supports individuals and family groups with wealth management. As a volunteer, he works as a leadership coach with grassroots community leaders in Northern Ireland, Israel, and the US. As a hobby, he has appeared as an actor on TV and in film. He lives in New York City and Aspen, CO.

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited.
Click here to register on-line, or:

Please RSVP to Chris Moschovitis at RSVP@TMGR.COM

The Power of Branding: You don’t buy a brand, you join a brand

With Clotaire Rapaille, CEO and Founder of Archetype Discoveries Worldwide

July 1st, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dr. Rapaille - photoDr. G. Clotaire Rapaille is an internationally known expert in Cultural Archetypes, Creativity and Innovation. His unique approach to marketing combines a psychoanalyst’s depth of analysis with a business people’s attention to practical concerns.

He has written more than fourteen books. His most popular book, The Culture Code was #9 on the bestseller list of Business week and has been translated in twelve languages. His work has been lauded in both corporate and academic circles

Cultural archetypes pre-determine how members of a culture perceive their world and react to it.  Every element of a culture has an archetype and every cultural archetype has a code that explains why people do what they do.

Early childhood imprinting sets the stage for the assimilation of these cultural archetypes, which form the basis for decision making on a deeply reptilian and unconscious level.  Breaking the code for these archetypes can benefit companies and organizations from a variety of perspectives, including: product development, marketing, advertising, public relations, research and development and customer service.

Dr. Rapaille has discovered codes for over half of the world’s Fortune 100 companies, and has done work with brands from diverse sectors, such as automotive, consumer goods and financial services.

This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to listen to an expert on human behavior share his vision about the consumer unconscious, and how best to appeal to our reptilian minds.

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited.
Click here to register on-line, or:

Please RSVP to Chris Moschovitis at RSVP@TMGR.COM