You can't do a blog series about BIF without mentioning Saul Kaplan and the outstanding BIF team.
Saul self-identifies as the "Chief Catalyst" of the Business Innovation Factory, but he's much more than that. He's smart, professional, friendly, inventive, and, most of all, always open to "random collisions of unusual suspects".
There was a telling moment toward the end of BIF-7 when the audience stood as one to show appreciation to Saul with a standing ovation. Saul looked horrified, but not because he's uncomfortable with public speaking. He's just the kind of leader who would rather deflect praise to his team, or talk about the inspiring stories shared at BIF, or make that next connection with a suspect he hasn't met yet.
Thank you, Saul, and thank you, BIF team.
The BIF Team
This is part of my 31 (More) Days of #BIF7 blog series.