Strategies for Acceleration, Reinvention and Anticipation
Ion is a strategic advisor to entrepreneurs and executives. He helps them accelerate their development, reinvent themselves periodically and anticipate the future.
I help individuals and organizations accelerate their learning curve by capturing the wisdom from best practices, past experience and especially a proven and innovative system to learn from mistakes.
I also help individuals and organizations reinvent themselves in response to changing personal, social, economic or technological circumstances.
Is President of Portfolio IV Media and Consulting, a strategic advisory firm with clients worldwide. He has a unique combination of entrepreneurial and executive experience in the public, private and plural sectors. Ion has worked as a Press Secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, helped launch and run a ground-breaking international mobile media initiative at a Fortune Global 50 company in London, served as a senior executive in a fast-growing technology start-up in Montreal, run an international foundation dedicated to public leadership and since 2008 has run his own consulting practice.
Drawing on his two decades of experience managing people, projects, brands and budgets, as well as 6 years researching leading-edge thinking on peak performance from around the world, Ion has created an innovative personal leadership program and strategic framework that is described in his first book, “The Magnificent Mistake: How You Can Earn More from Failure Than You Learn from Success.”
I like to examine life. Contemporary society contains countless topics that beg for considered discussion. Sometimes I turn my curiosity on serious issues. Often, I think perhaps a little too deeply on slightly more frivolous questions. Perhaps there are some of you out there a bit like me. This, then, is a place for ‘philosophy’ for the rest of us. Join me in thinking seriously about not-so-serious things…
Have you ever wondered why we take summer vacations? The practice is a relic of the agrarian economy and was meant to allow farmers' children (a critical part of the workforce at the time) to pitch in during harvest season. Small family farming began to recede in...read more
I’m sometimes called upon to give my take on so-called Mega Trends and ‘the Future’, and tonight I’ll be a giving a different version of that talk. Rather than forecasting the future, however, I’m going to discuss the long one you have in front of you. I’m going to...read more
The recent incident where two African-American men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks was a deplorable example of the explicit racism that young black men experience across almost every aspect of their lives. On the heels of the recent shooting in Sacramento of...read more
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President, Pearson College UWC
Global Brand President, The North Face ®
Founder, Juniper Strategic Advisors
Chairman, Annenberg-Dreier Commission and US Congressman from California from 1981 to 2013