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7th Annual

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Ideas, Insights, and Conversation

Tune in throughout the week, or join in person, for author interviews and provocative conversations.
October 23 - 26, 2023

Great ideas drive business. 


The Authors & Innovators Business Ideas Festival is jam-packed with insights, idea exchange, and thoughtful, intelligent conversation with business book authors, innovators, and top business minds.

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Featured Live Conversations

AI, Ikigai, and the New Face of the Workforce

Whether you’re an employer, employee, or just launching your career, the world of work is changing rapidly. From traditional and non-college pathways, to good jobs that pay a living wage, to sustainable work-life balance, there’s much to know about the new world of work.

  • Jean Eddy

  • Mark Ehrlich

  • Christina Wallace

Tuesday, October 24th @ 6:00 PM
Wellesley Books
82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

More Than Just Responsible -- Deeply Responsible

What does it really take to run a successful, purpose-driven business? Deep responsibility delivers radical social and ecological responses, while corporate social responsibility is often little more than window dressing. Explore a future where companies and entrepreneurs play a key role in healing communities and protecting the natural world.

  • Geoffrey Jones

Wednesday, October 25th @ 6:00 PM
Wellesley Books
82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

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Knowing What Matters: The Changing Mindset of Business

Today’s emerging leaders face unprecedented challenges.  They need to work harder, smarter, and know what matters.  That means tracking the latest developments in tech, retaining and attracting the right team, considering the broader community, and understanding that the only constant is change.  Join us as we explore how leaders can navigate these challenges with determination, humility, and humor.

  • 5:30: Kashmir Hill

  • 6:00: Saul AusterlitzClayton Fletcher, Steve Cody

  • 7:00: Ron Shaich

Thursday, October 26th - Doors open @4:30, event starts at 5:30 PM
Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA

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