Innovation puts a finer point on creativity as not merely bringing something into existence, but bringing something new into existence. Innovation is a pillar of the Creative Power philosophy because it provides an approach to the ever-present problems that arise throughout our lives. We need a pillar that reminds us to view problems as opportunities, and Innovation does just that.

Innovators see the world differently. We know there is always a way to overcome adversity, even if the macro-level problem isn't solved in our lifetime. Some problems can be solved in 5 seconds. Some will take 500 years. Regardless of the severity, when a problem with no prior solution exists, Innovation is required.



Nashville Tennessee Keynote Speaker

Medical Professionals Nashville Luncheon Keynote

In this episode, Marcus speaks at a luncheon hosted by the Medical Professionals Nashville, which is a magazine that brings together Nashville’s top and most influential physicians, health care industry leaders, and executives. Marcus speaks on the innovation in healthcare, soccer, and entrepreneurship. Listen to “Marcus Whitney at Medical Professionals Nashville Luncheon” on Spreaker.

Top Healthcare Keynote Speakers

HFMA 2019 Annual Conference Keynote – Marcus Whitney – The Winds of Change

This is the second half of Marcus’ keynote at the 2019 HFMA Annual Conference. In this talk Marcus talks about the true challenges that face the industry as headwinds, the legacy that the industry should be leveraging and the what’s on the line should we decide to innovate or not.

Best Entrepreneurship Keynote Speakers

Corner To Corner Spring 2019 Keynote

Marcus gives the keynote address for the Spring 2019 Corner To Corner: The Academy Graduation Ceremony. The Academy is a 10-week program that equips community members with the skills they need to plan, start, and grow their own small business. In the keynote, Marcus talks about being W.I.D.E Open, what is the creative power, and…

Copy of Copy of The Power of Less (12)

The Grind 54: Coming to Terms

There must be something in the air… I wouldn’t quite call it a crossroads, but I’m definitely on the verge of something big… personally. I can tell because it’s been hard to get my focus away from how I’m living my life.  Things like how much sleep I’m getting, what I’m eating, how much I’m…

David Bailey Bitcoin Interview with Marcus Whitney

#CreativePower Hour #9 – David Bailey

On this episode Marcus sits down with good friend David Bailey and discuss the explosive business of Bitcoin. Bailey is the CEO of BTC Media and Bitcoin Magazine, a platform where they update you and inform you about what is happening with Bitcoin. Marcus and David discuss the past, present, and future of this cryptocurrency…

Copy of Copy of The Power of Less (14)

The Grind 51: Innovation Is Lonely, Get Used To It

It’s Not Your Fault, But It’s Your Responsibility Note: This week’s edition is a little heady. I had a bit of a rollercoaster week energetically, and really wasn’t sure where I was going to land. I like where I did, but it’s heady. So apologies if it goes over yours, I’m definitely not trying to.…

Copy of Copy of The Power of Less (19)

The Grind 46: In Love With An Idea

When I first started thinking about how to inspire people about entrepreneurship via social enterprise, I was lucky enough to be at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, where the Social Enterprise Alliance was headquartered. It was 2015, and that January, the Social Enterprise Alliance had named its new CEO, Jim Schorr. Jim had previously been a…

Fisk University Keynote Speech

MW with the Woman's Leadership Honors Class at Fisk University

In this episode, we go to a live discussion that I had with the Woman’s Leadership Honors Class at Fisk University, taught by Megan Barry. Megan drills me on some tough leadership questions. These are some really smart kids asking good questions, and I get a chance to tell them why the Internet is the…

Copy of Copy of The Power of Less (27)

The Grind 32: Innovation Takes Many Forms

Happy Sunday my friend, How do you feel about the word ‘innovation’? I don’t often talk about it in The Grind because it feels like it may lead me into the land of buzzwords and I’ve been trying really hard to stay away from those when I write to you. But I don’t think I…

C+O 51

Create and Orchestrate Episode 51: Move With The Market Website Thumbnails

Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Marcus Whitney, Unlikely Entrepreneur

By bucking the system, technologist, entrepreneur and rising investor Marcus Whitney blossomed into the man he always wanted to be.

Copy of Copy of The Power of Less (54)

The Grind 6: Entrepreneurship Can Be Taught

I watched The Big Short (finally) on Friday evening with my wife, Rachel. I had read the book and just hadn’t been able to find the time in 2015 to see many movies in the theatres besides Star Wars, which my boys forced me to see on opening night with all the initiated, most of…