Michael Adams is a noted commentator on social values and social change in North America. The founding President of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies, Michael has written five books published by Penguin Canada, including the bestselling Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada, and the Myth of Converging Values, which won the Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy in 2003.
In his most recent book, Stayin’ Alive: How Canadian Baby Boomers Will Work, Play, and Find Meaning In the Second Half of Their Adult Lives (Penguin, November 2010), M…Read more
Tim Brown is the CEO of IDEO, a global design- and innovation-consulting firm. Ranked independently among the 20 most innovative companies in the world, IDEO has contributed to such standard-setting innovations as the first mouse for Apple, the Palm V, and Bank of America’s “Keep the Change” service. IDEO’s work addresses emerging themes such as sustainability, the design of communities, health and wellness, and enterprise for people in the world’s lower income groups. Brown advises senior executives of Fortune 500 companies and serves on the board of trustees for the California College of the…Read more