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The undeniable innovation-leadership impulse: How can society better ensure that leaders and innovators are there when we need them?

The undeniable innovation-leadership impulse: How can society better ensure that leaders and innovators are there when we need them?

By James E. Smith, PhD   Leadership is too often overlooked by the very societal systems that rely on it. Every social and organizational level depends on leaders and their direct and indirect efforts, to provide progress, success, even survival. History books worldwide are filled with stories of strong-willed, compulsive, focused, charismatic, and occasionally troubled […]

Doctor grew up poor and made it big thinking outside the box

Doctor grew up poor and made it big thinking outside the box

By Debra Tash Doctor Robert Klapper was keynote speaker at the Thousand Oaks Republican Women’s Sunday brunch on April 12th at the Westlake Inn.  Doctor Klapper is chief orthopedic surgeon at Cedars Sinai Hospital as well as being an inventor and an artist. He grew up in Far Rockaway, a working class neighborhood in the […]