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Gallery: Awards 2016

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Copyright © 2016, Andrew Federman  


Donald Trump And The Wollman Rinking of American Politics

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  Excerpted from a Forbes article written by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: We best understand the world through compelling narratives. Here’s one that helps us process the phenomenon known as Trump for President: “Once upon a time there was an ice skating rink in Central Park that could no longer make ice. No one… [See Full Post]


‘Scenema’ And The Truth According To Darren Wilson

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Driven by their own quest to better understand the emotions, conflict and complexities that emerged from the tragedy of Michael Brown’s death, filmmakers Sol Guy and Ezra Miller have just premiered a provocative experimental work–a standalone “scene” extruded from the larger drama of Ferguson, Missouri…. [See Full Post]


Trumping Hamilton: A Tale of Two Bastards

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Last week two great American spectacles, one featuring Alexander Hamilton and the other Donald Trump, had their opening nights. Both shows made great theater, each starring quite arguably a slightly flawed, unconventional anti-hero, i.e. a character with non-traditional heroic attributes. Anti-heroes can tend to be real… [See Full Post]


Is Donald Trump a Disruptive Political Innovation?

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Despite all of the hoopla about Donald Trump’s quixotic quest to become the 45th President of the United States, it remains highly improbably, in spite of leading in the Republican polls, that the Donald will ever sit in the Oval Office. It is easy… [See Full Post]


Rabbis Without Borders: The Pop-up Rabbi (by Irwin Kula)

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A few weeks back I wrote about how exciting and unnerving it is that, according to a new Pew Report on religion, institutional religion in America is clearly weakening. With people mixing, blending and bending their identities – and with spiritual resources increasingly accessible independent of religious institutions and authorities – there are now more Americans religiously… [See Full Post]


Veni, Video, Vici

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The Wall Street Journal featured a front page story on our own Prince Fahad al Saud who gave the world its first public preview (at Tribeca and Games for Change) of his gaming company’s ground-breaking video game “Saudi Girls Revolution.” Scheduled for release toward the end of the year by Fahad’s gaming company NA3M, SGR is designed to help… [See Full Post]


Congratulations to our Fearless Moderator Perri Peltz on her New Film

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Here’s a piece I’d like everyone to read. And watch the video. It’s a piece Irwin did about Perri Peltz’s latest film:  “I was in Baltimore this past weekend for the bar mitzvah of my close friend’s grandson. The site of our last racial hot zone, Baltimore is still reeling from the recent unrest over Freddie… [See Full Post]


Innovating Race in America (by Rabbi Irwin Kula)

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Part of the #TENRABBIS blog by the rabbis at TDIA 2015. Originally posted on The Wisdom Daily.  By Rabbi Irwin Kula Do you know who Dixon White is? The proud, self-proclaimed “redneck” is a former racist – and a YouTube phenomenon. His viscerally honest, rough, intense, cuss-filled (NSFW), incredibly discomforting video “I’m a Redneck and I… [See Full Post]


Gallery: Awards 2015

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Photography credit: Andrew Federman


#TENRABBIS

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By Craig Hatkoff Two years ago at the Awards, Clay Christensen issued a call to action for everyone in attendance; Clay in his remarks exhorted that “we desperately need to disrupt religion, parenting and terrorism!” We took Clay’s call to action quite seriously particularly with regard to religion. Last year Pope Francis received our Adam… [See Full Post]


When You Give David Lynch A Hammer…

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Last Friday at the sixth annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, we honored filmmaker David Lynch for his work with the David Lynch Foundation, which has become a powerful force introducing Transcendental Meditation as a healing and stress-reducing program to hundreds of thousands of children and adults. We welcomed TM educator of 40 years and the Foundation’s Executive… [See Full Post]


Press Release: 6th Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AND DISRUPTOR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE HONOREES FOR SIXTH ANNUAL DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION AWARDS *** Award collaboration with Harvard professor Clay Christensen to recognize leading disruptors of consequence including Airbnb, VICE Media, Rent The Runway, Girls Who Code, journalist Peter Greste, Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker, Formula E Racing and more *** Walter Isaacson’s “The Innovators”… [See Full Post]


Pope Francis: CEO and Epic Innovator

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Every CEO is an evangelizer. So those struggling with how to deal with the pressures of disruption would do well to closely follow Pope Francis. His first bit of sage advice for every CEO is: “An evangelizer must never look like someone who has… [See Full Post]


Pittsburgh Education Blog Part 2: STEAM Learning

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We are thrilled to have two of our 2014 disruptors from honoree city Pittsburgh, PA — Cathy Lewis Long and Gregg Behr — continue with fantastic guest blog posts in their series on the evolving nature of education!    Left and Right Sides of the Brain Reunite through STEAM Learning By Gregg Behr, Linda Hippert, and Cathy… [See Full Post]


VIDEO: TDIA Profiled on HLN

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During the week leading up to this year’s Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, HLN introduced the world to four of the newest key players in disruptive innovation (above) on national television. Watch their reel featuring four of our honorees — Kevin Kelley (“The coach who never punts”), Debbie Sterling (“GoldieBlox”), Yael Cohen (“Fuck Cancer”) and Adam… [See Full Post]


How To Die In America: Welcome To La Crosse, WI

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: One of the most intractable and politically charged problems in the U.S. healthcare system is end-of-life care. Unlike other third rail issues it only took two words—death panels—to put a screeching halt to the much needed public conversation about how we address medical care during… [See Full Post]


Jason Silva on Shots of Awe: Instagram

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Originally published by Ryan Grenoble as “Profound Examination Of Instagram Will Leave You Inspired By The Power Of A Photo” on The Huffington Post If you use Instagram, then filmmaker and TV personality Jason Silva would like to congratulate you on successfully navigating two different, simultaneous realities. Don’t worry. Near as we can tell, this… [See Full Post]


Pittsburgh Education Blog Part 1: Back To School

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We are thrilled to have two of our 2014 disruptors from honoree city Pittsburgh, PA — Cathy Lewis Long and Gregg Behr — be a part of several of the next upcoming blog posts on the evolving nature of education! “Raising the Next Generation of Innovators through Maker Learning” By Gregg Behr, Cathy Lewis Long,… [See Full Post]


Tribeca Film Festival 2015 Dates Announced

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We’re proud to announce that the 6th annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards will be held Friday, April 24th, with more detailed information to follow here on our blog! As you know, the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards recognize individuals, organizations, initiatives and ideas that make a significant contribution to the field of disruptive innovation or other… [See Full Post]


Blog: Weird Al Gets Disruptive

(This article was written by Karen Kemmerle and was originally posted on tribecafilm.com 7/29/14) The parody king is back on top with a number one record! The Atlantic thinks his new media strategy (and his talent, of course) is the reason why. Let’s face it. If you’ve been online this week, there’s a good chance… [See Full Post]


The Lindon Leader Logo Blog – Part 2

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Disruptor Foundation Fellow Lindon Leader has created some of the most iconic and memorable logos in the history of marketing. We are honored to run his “situation-challenge-solution” brief for some of his favorites.   NCAA Indianapolis, IN The Situation: Redefining a proud American institution In 1998 the NCAA faced a number of issues, among them:… [See Full Post]


The Lindon Leader Logo Blog – Part 1

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Disruptor Foundation Fellow Lindon Leader has created some of the most iconic and memorable logos in the history of marketing. We are honored to run his “situation-challenge-solution” brief for some of his favorites.   Technicolor North Hollywood, CA The Situation: Re-branding a Hollywood icon Technicolor’s enviable heritage traces back to 1915 when the company pioneered… [See Full Post]


Awards Ceremony Video

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Video of the 2014 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards can now be found on YouTube! Enjoy the full ceremony (below) or click here to see the entire playlist of individual honorees’ speeches and segments.


Clay Christensen Responds, and Reflects, on all the Hoopla

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By Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula, co-founders, Disruptor Foundation As co-founders with Clay of the Disruptor Foundation, our mission is to raise awareness of and encourage the advancement of disruptive innovation theory and its’ application. Jill Lepore’s New Yorker article, and the river of commentary in its wake has certainly achieved a heightened level of awareness… [See Full Post]


“The Greatest Flops in History” by Craig Hatkoff, Speaker at NYU Stern Undergraduate Baccalaureate

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On Thursday May 22nd, Craig Hatkoff had the honor of being Keynote Speaker at the 2014 NYU Stern School of Business Undergraduate College Baccalaureate ceremony at Radio City Music Hall. Craig’s speech, titled “The Greatest Flops in History,” featured the symbolic TDIA Hammer, and offered advice and anecdotes for the Class of 2014: The Greatest Flops… [See Full Post]


Gallery: Awards 2014

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Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards April 25, 2014 – NYU Skirball All images copyright 2014, Philip Montgomery


TDIA Opening Video 2014

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In its fifth anniversary year, TDIA explores the impact of the original “Sputnik moment” and takes a bold journey from outerspace to innerspace, in search of the innovations that will come to define “Sputnik 2.0”. Written & Produced by Joshua Cicerone, Edited by Jeremy Mather  


2014 Video: Kanye West & Rick Rubin

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by Craig Hatkoff, Chief Curator Rick Rubin, Kanye West and Mark Romanek teamed up for a Roland-808 acceptance speech video that rocks Tribeca! This trio raised the bar: disrupted the future for all award shows and the usual deadly, boring acceptance speeches.   I was a bit disappointed when I learned Rick Rubin and Kanye West would… [See Full Post]


Press Release: The 5th Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AND DISRUPTOR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE HONOREES FOR FIFTH ANNUAL TRIBECA DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION AWARDS *** Award collaboration with Harvard professor Clay Christensen to highlight successful disruptive innovation including non-traditional, identity-based domains such as culture, education, healthcare, philanthropy, politics, religion and social entrepreneurship *** Curator and Chairman of TEDMED Jay Walker and Olympian Dick Fosbury… [See Full Post]