Proximity Book
Proximity Book
Proximity Book
Proximity Book
Proximity Book
Proximity Book

Your GPS for the future.
Make decisions based on where we’re going rather than where we’ve been!

Your GPS for the future.
Make decisions based on where we’re going rather than where we’ve been!

Your GPS for the future.
Make decisions based on where we’re going rather than where we’ve been!

Your GPS for the future.
Make decisions based on where we’re going rather than where we’ve been!

Your GPS for the future.
Make decisions based on where we’re going rather than where we’ve been!

Your GPS for the future.
Make decisions based on where we’re going rather than where we’ve been!

Sneak Peak

Proximity Rising

Accelerating Toward

How We Work

How We Eat

How We Prevent & Cure

How We Create & Produce

How We Power

How We Defend

Lives We Desire

Proximity News

Proximity News

Proximity News

Proximity News

FOREWORD

"The implications of Proximity will be felt for years to come. Opportunity awaits."

Philip Kotler

"The concept itself will become indispensable for navigating technology change, global supply chain disruptions, national security, even geopolitics. Every corporate leader, investor, policy maker, and geopolitical strategist needs this book."

Admiral James Stavridis,
Vice Chair & Partner, Carlyle Group;
Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (2009 - 2013)

FOREWORD

"The implications of Proximity will be felt for years to come. Opportunity awaits."

Philip Kotler

"The concept itself will become indispensable for navigating technology change, global supply chain disruptions, national security, even geopolitics. Every corporate leader, investor, policy maker, and geopolitical strategist needs this book."

Admiral James Stavridis,
Vice Chair & Partner, Carlyle Group;
Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (2009 - 2013)

FOREWORD

"The implications of Proximity will be felt for years to come. Opportunity awaits."

Philip Kotler

"The concept itself will become indispensable for navigating technology change, global supply chain disruptions, national security, even geopolitics. Every corporate leader, investor, policy maker, and geopolitical strategist needs this book."

Admiral James Stavridis,
Vice Chair & Partner, Carlyle Group;
Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (2009 - 2013)

Philip Kotler

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Philip Kotler

Philip Kotler

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Philip Kotler

Philip Kotler

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Philip Kotler

Philip Kotler

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Philip Kotler

Philip Kotler

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Philip Kotler

Reviews

Admiral James Stavridis, USN (ret.)

Vice Chair & Partner, Carlyle Group; Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (2009 - 2013)

Admiral James Stavridis, USN (ret.)

Vice Chair, Global Affairs and Partner, The Carlyle Group Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (2009-2013)

Vivek Wadhwa

Vivek Wadhwa

Technology visionary, entrepreneur, best-selling author

Natasha Tsakos

Natasha Tsakos

Producer, Director, Writer, Performer Show Maker, NT ID Inc.

Terence Mauri

Terence Mauri

Founder of Hack Future Lab and MIT Entrepreneur Mentor

Julio Ottino

Julio Ottino

Dean Emeritus, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University Member, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Arts and Sciences

Mark Levy

Mark Levy

Former CHRO, Airbnb Employee Experience Pioneer at Airbnb and EX Advisor

Toby Eduardo Redshaw

Toby Eduardo Redshaw

CEO, Verus Advisory

Anna A. Tavis

Anna A. Tavis

Clinical professor and chair of the Human Capital Management Department at NYU’s School of Professional Studies, and author of Humans at Work and The Digital Coaching Revolution

Frank Meyer

Frank Meyer

Global SVP of R&D Henkel Consumer Brands

Rita McGrath

Rita McGrath

Columbia Business School, author of Seeing Around Corners and The End of Competitive Advantage

Pico Velásquez

Pico Velásquez

CEO, VIIRA Computational Architect & Metaverse thought leader

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer

CEO of the Palmer Group, and advanced media professor in residence, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

Mamatha Chamarthi

Mamatha Chamarthi

Global SVP & Head of Software Business Stellantis

Mohan Sawhney

Mohan Sawhney

McCormick Foundation Professor of Technology Director, Center for Research in Technology & Innovation Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr

Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr

Clinical Professor of Leadership, Kellogg School of Management Executive Partner, Madison Dearborn Partners Former CEO, Baxter International

Dr. Geoff Smart

Dr. Geoff Smart

Chairman and founder, ghSMART New York Times bestselling author of Who and Power Score

Brian Collins

Brian Collins

Co-Founder & Designer COLLINS

Stuart Crainer

Stuart Crainer

Co-founder, Thinkers50

Meet the Authors

Meet the Authors

Meet the Authors

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Kaihan Krippendorff

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Kaihan Krippendorff

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Kaihan Krippendorff

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Kaihan Krippendorff

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Kaihan Krippendorff

Kaihan Krippendorff is the founder of Outthinker Networks, a global think tank, and a professional speaker. His books include Driving Innovation from Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs (Columbia, 2019). A former McKinsey consultant, he is a strategic adviser to numerous leading corporations.

Robert C. Wolcott

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Robert C. Wolcott

Robert C. Wolcott

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Robert C. Wolcott

Robert C. Wolcott

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Robert C. Wolcott

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Robert C. Wolcott

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Robert C. Wolcott

Robert C. Wolcott is cofounder and chair of The World Innovation Network (TWIN Global). He is adjunct professor of innovation at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, and adjunct professor of executive education at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His books include Grow from Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (with Michael J. Lippitz, 2009). Wolcott is an active venture investor in nearly thirty companies, many of which are leading the Proximity revolution.

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Testimonials

Reviews

Reviews

Admiral James Stavridis, USN (ret.)

Vice Chair, Global Affairs and Partner, The Carlyle Group

Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (2009-2013)

Vivek Wadhwa

Technology visionary, entrepreneur, best-selling author

Terence Mauri

Founder of Hack Future Lab and MIT Entrepreneur Mentor

Julio Ottino

Dean Emeritus, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University Member, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Arts and Sciences

Admiral James Stavridis, USN (ret.)

Vice Chair, Global Affairs and Partner, The Carlyle GroupSupreme Allied Commander of NATO (2009-2013)

"Disruption" described how companies fail. Proximity shows how to win. Wolcott & Krippendorff have written the Innovator’s Dilemma for the coming decades."

Admiral James Stavridis, USN (ret.)

Vice Chair, Global Affairs and Partner, The Carlyle Group Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (2009-2013)

"Proximity is GPS for the future. The concept itself will become indispensable for navigating technology change, global supply chain disruptions, national security, even geopolitics. Every corporate leader, investor, policy maker, and geopolitical strategist needs this book. "

Admiral James Stavridis, USN (ret.)

Vice Chair, Global Affairs and Partner, The Carlyle GroupSupreme Allied Commander of NATO (2009-2013)

"Proximity is GPS for the future. The concept itself will become indispensable for navigating technology change, global supply chain disruptions, national security, even geopolitics. Every corporate leader, investor, policy maker, and geopolitical strategist needs this book. "

Rita McGrath

Columbia Business School, author of Seeing Around Corners and The End of Competitive Advantage

"Proximity is one of those concepts that, once you’ve read about it, changes your perspective forever. This wonderful book takes us on a rollicking ride through the future that is just beginning to emerge―but will be here before we know it. No business leader should miss its lessons."

Natasha Tsakos

Producer, Director, Writer, Performer Show Maker, NT ID Inc.

"I devoured the book in one sitting! Smooth and beautifully written, PROXIMITY will expand your field of view, inspire possibilities and provoke you to think critically about the future we wish to live in. A legacy work that will remain relevant for decades."

Vivek Wadhwa

McCormick Foundation Professor of Technology Director, Center for Research in Technology & Innovation Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

“Wolcott and Krippendorff have nailed it. Proximity is like reading great science fiction- only it's real and developing very quickly.”

Vivek Wadhwa

Technology visionary, entrepreneur, best-selling author

“The winners aren't just 'disruptive' or 'exponential'. They make proximity a reality. It's rare to find a business book with a truly new and decisive perspective. PROXIMITY is one of them.”

Vivek Wadhwa

Technology visionary, entrepreneur, best-selling author

“The winners aren't just 'disruptive' or 'exponential'. They make proximity a reality. It's rare to find a business book with a truly new and decisive perspective. PROXIMITY is one of them.”

Mamatha Chamarthi

Global SVP & Head of Software Business Stellantis

“Unexpected and un-put-downable. One of the most prescient, insightful views of the future I've ever seen. Visionary and intensely practical. As Wolcott and Krippendorff advise, technology allows us to serve customers by "doing things we could never have done before." If your company doesn't do it, someone else surely will. Every global corporation must consider the implications of Proximity. “

Pico Velásquez

CEO, VIIRA Computational Architect & Metaverse thought leader

"A radical, true-to-the-future vision--and it's already happening, all around us. As someone deeply entrenched in data-driven design and the utilization of cutting-edge technologies like AI, virtual reality, blockchain, and sensors for creating smarter cities and experiences, I find Wolcott and Krippendorff's Proximity essential."

Mohan Sawhney

Technology visionary, entrepreneur, best-selling author

“The winners aren't just 'disruptive' or 'exponential'. They make proximity a reality. It's rare to find a business book with a truly new and decisive perspective. PROXIMITY is one of them.”

Mohan Sawhney

McCormick Foundation Professor of Technology Director, Center for Research in Technology & Innovation Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

"Disruption" describes how companies fail. Proximity shows how to win. Wolcott & Krippendorff have written the "Innovator’s dilemma" for the coming decades.

Mohan Sawhney

McCormick Foundation Professor of Technology Director, Center for Research in Technology & Innovation Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

"Disruption" describes how companies fail. Proximity shows how to win. Wolcott & Krippendorff have written the "Innovator’s dilemma" for the coming decades.

Shelly Palmer

CEO of the Palmer Group, and advanced media professor in residence, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

"Wolcott and Krippendorff nailed it. Proximity is like reading great science fiction―except that it’s real and it’s happening real fast."

Pico Velásquez

CEO, VIIRA Computational Architect & Metaverse thought leader

“The winners aren't just 'disruptive' or 'exponential'. They make proximity a reality. It's rare to find a business book with a truly new and decisive perspective. PROXIMITY is one of them.”

Natasha Tsakos

Producer, Director, Writer, Performer Show Maker, NT ID Inc.

"I devoured the book in one sitting! Smooth and beautifully written, PROXIMITY will expand your field of view, inspire possibilities and provoke you to think critically about the future we wish to live in. A legacy work that will remain relevant for decades."

Pico Velásquez

CEO, VIIRA Computational Architect & Metaverse thought leader

"A radical, true-to-the-future vision--and it's already happening, all around us. As someone deeply entrenched in data-driven design and the utilization of cutting-edge technologies like AI, virtual reality, blockchain, and sensors for creating smarter cities and experiences, I find Wolcott and Krippendorff's Proximity essential."

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Events

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Twin Proximity 2024

Twin Proximity 2024

Date: May 29 - May 30

Location: The Northern Trust Company, Chicago, IL

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Robert C. Wolcott Articles

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Date: May 29 - May 30

Location: The Northern Trust Company, Chicago, IL

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