Adam is a world-renown expert on innovation, strategy, and change management. He has served on multiple boards, including Audit Chair for a NASDAQ traded company and has spoken at over 1,000 leadership events, both multi-company and single company, as a keynote speaker. Adam presents and leads workshops on how to achieve faster growth via higher levels of innovation.
Adam’s accurate forecasts about market shifting trends and his predictions for industry leading corporations has made him a frequent press interviewee regarding top tech companies, as well as the automobile, media and retail industry leaders. His insights into business growth and overcoming organizational obstacles have been featured in over 600 journals, including such notables as Forbes, Inc, Adweek, Fortune, Washington Times – and multiple radio and television interviews. Adam received his Harvard MBA with distinction, and offers three decades of top-tier management consulting credentials with Fortune 500 companies.
Manny is an award-winning business leader and entrepreneur with expertise in the areas of innovation, rapid technology deployment, sales, and marketing. Manny has applied his vast cross-market experience to launch hundreds of successful commercialization projects, support the growth of established businesses, and has help many startups launch their companies to sustainable revenue.
He has served on multiple boards and has received multiple awards for his rapid company growth including Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40, Innovation &; Impact Award, Copper Cactus Innovation Award, and the SBDC Success Award. Manny received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and stays active in the community.
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This week on The SparkCom Podcast, Manny and Adam are joined by Mica Kinder, founder and CEO of Insulin Now. The online pharmacy provides low-cost insulin for uninsured and underinsured diabetes patients, and is the only commercial group in the United States doing so.
Business leaders often think narrowly about innovation, as though it only implies changes to products. But in a business where the product can’t change, Mica demonstrates how necessary and possible it is to find alternative services that fulfill consumer needs. With numerous supply chain players involved in insulin’s production and distribution, and no generic substitutes, the life-saving medication can cost uninsured users between $900 and $1500 per month. Yet Mica found ways to build an affordable service without on-hand inventory and with the support of certified pharmacists, nurses, and diabetes educators. She demonstrates the perseverance and flexibility every entrepreneur needs to provide immensely valuable solutions to widespread problems.