Tony Hsieh – a Visionary and an Original

Tony Hsieh – a Visionary and an Original

Jon Roberts share his personal tribute, to Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, and brilliant entrepreneur. As we all process his tragic death—and the circumstances surrounding it—we shouldn’t let ourselves be distracted from all he accomplished. Tony’s ultimate goal, whether for business or for community, was to “deliver happiness.”

2019 IEDC Leadership Summit: Thoughts and Context

2019 IEDC Leadership Summit: Thoughts and Context

This January, the International Economic Development Council held their 2019 Leadership Summit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event, aimed at the most senior members of the profession, sets out a broad economic development agenda for the coming year. In this article, Jon Roberts highlights the issues likely to concern economic development organizations throughout 2019.

Three Technologies to Watch in 2018

Three Technologies to Watch in 2018

Only in hindsight is it possible to understand the vast changes wrought upon our lives by the onslaught of new technologies. Stay tuned. More changes are on the way. Of the many emerging technologies to watch, we spotlight three to keep an eye on in 2018.

Fort Worth, Texas: Becoming a Global City

Fort Worth, Texas: Becoming a Global City

What does it mean to be a global city? TIP has been pondering this question since we were engaged to lead a team of consultants charged with preparing a new strategy for the City of Fort Worth. While there are volumes of research around this question—and no lack of opinions—we place emphasis on three areas: trade, talent, and tradition.