‘BIG Idea’ founder, entrepreneur to speak on innovations for the new economy on Oct. 15

Entrepreneur Bill Bishop, author of “The New Economy Thinker: The Complete Guide to Your Success in the New Economy,” will speak at the Bresenoff-Feierstein Innovation Lecture on Oct. 15 in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Health Professions Auditorium. Presented by the VCU Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety, the lecture will focus on “Innovation in the New Economy: Implications for Health Care.”

Founder and CEO of The BIG Idea Co., based in Toronto, Canada, Bishop is also founder of The New Economy Network, with chapters in Canada and Richmond, Virginia.

In his book “The New Economy Thinker,” Bishop discusses moving from old factory production models to the new economy model, where customers demand tailored solutions and seek business agility. During the lecture, he will address how the new economy will impact health care delivery, how to create a big idea and how to manage the expectations needed for patient-centered relationships.

The Langston Center’s Bresenoff-Feierstein Innovation Lecture brings top scholars in innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as quality and safety, to VCU. 

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15. The lecture (followed by lunch) is free and open to the public. Lunch is free for lecture attendees who RSVP. RSVP to langstonctr@vcu.edu is required by Oct. 11.

WHERE: VCU College of Health Professions Auditorium (Room 1050), 900 E. Leigh St.

CONTACT: Media interested in covering the lecture and/or interviewing Bill Bishop should contact Angela Flagg at flaggal@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1071.

The Langston Center, housed in the VCU School of Nursing, promotes patient-centered, population-focused and cost-effective initiatives designed to improve health care. The center offers unique opportunities to advance leadership, quality and safety science, decision and implementation science, and innovation.