About CLC Advisors, LLC

CLC Advisors, LLC is a firm and network of trusted advisors and experts focusing on development and execution strategies to build and incubate values-based business ventures, innovations, initiatives, and forward exponential technologies to future societies and smART cities. We are dedicated to finding solutions for traditional business models or expanding into the growing arenas of artificial intelligence, blockchain, impact investing, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, venture capital, & philanthropy. We work with global businesses, government institutions and organizations in the private, public, and social sectors. We provide advisory services, leadership, and management expertise for private and public companies in addition to NGOs, think tanks and philanthropic institutions. With our network partners we connect companies and entrepreneurs with investment funds, PE firms, hedge funds & venture capitalists who are looking for impact opportunities and alternative investments. Global leaders who have a deep understanding & compassion for social responsibility, purpose-driven business, and the triple bottom line: social, environmental and economic returns for broader growth. We believe that leadership is crucial to the direction of companies and invest time in assisting with strengthening teams for strategic expansion, as an incubator for growing companies, creative business sectors, new ideas or concepts. In the growing field of philanthropy, venture capital, blockchain, and frontier technologies, we step into new and unchartered territory by bridging the gap between tech, the humanities, and the finance worlds. Execution is key to dare mighty things. Speaking engagements: https://clcadvisors.com/team/speaker-topics/ To connect: https://bit.ly/2LTelvl

Thinking of Play & Communities in Transformational Journeys

In our latest webinar we were thrilled for the chat with our CEO Cindy Chin and Daiva Naldal of DSTN Ventures to discuss collaborations in gathering some of the best ideas and how to bring them to life in a new normal. Her experience as the former Head of Open Innovation at LEGO IDEAS and a track record of successfully developing and scaling open innovation initiatives helps companies develop their own innovation programs that create value. How do some of the best winning ideas and insights from open innovation communities can transform an organizational journey?

For more information about our session today:
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A Time to Play on IDEAS in The New Normal: A Conversation with Daiva Naldal

This article first appeared on Medium. You can read the full article here: Read more.

This article is part of a series of articles on design thinking and deep thinking by thought leaders that transform into what we at CLC Advisors call “i.e.,” the “idea economy.” Where ideas become and transform into widgets for those who choose to dare mighty things to build something bigger than themselves. We are explorers of the universe.


Daiva Naldal is an experienced international marketing and innovation leader with 20+ year of professional career with international brands. She was the former Head of LEGO Ideas ( ideas.lego.com) — a crowdsourcing hub for the LEGO Group that aims to bridge the talent of user- communities into the corporate process.

While the world’s attention has grown indoors in remote work and work from home environments, there isn’t a better time to dive deeper into how to embark on an organizational transformation journey. I sat down with one of LEGO’s former open innovation lead Daiva Naldal to discuss collaboration in gathering some of the best ideas and how to bring them to life. More importantly, a look at how some of the most winning ideas and insights from open innovation communities can transform an organizational journey professionally and personally in the new normal.

“While physical work spaces with a special ‘local’ cultural norms can provide limitations, the online “collabspaces” would filter some of the local challenges away allowing to keep focus on the topic of interest and less so on local factors.”

— Daiva Naldal

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To register for the webinar on April 15, 2020: https://bit.ly/3dVgeFQ

Sign up for our webinar featuring Daiva Naldal on April 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. PST/16:00 GMT/17:00 CET. The topic is Thinking of PLAY and COMMUNITIES in a Transformational Journey.

Crisis Management in the New Normal of a the Coronavirus Health Pandemic: A Conversation with Lauren Supina

Photo: Cindy Chin

This article first appeared on Medium. You can read the full article here: Read more.

This article is part of a series of articles on design thinking and deep thinking by thought leaders that transform into what we at CLC Advisors call “i.e.,” the “idea economy.” Where ideas become and transform into widgets for those who choose to dare mighty things to build something bigger than themselves. We are explorers of the universe.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we have a closer look at female leaders and their impact in changing the world step by step.

During these uncertain times as the world is changing daily in front us, our way of living has been deeply impacted as the Coronavirus global pandemic spreads. Public health officials, scientists, futurists, strategists, and critics for years have stated the next global dilemma or crisis would not be weapons, but an outbreak of a health epidemic and infectious disease. On March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization officially declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, classifying COVID-19 as a disease that has spread over many countries and continents. The outbreak was not an unforeseen problem, but a recurrence. The world witnessed the SARS, MERS, and H1N1 outbreaks almost two decades ago and epidemiologists and security experts had been warning for some time that the US was unprepared. And when the pandemic caused global financial markets to crash, it merely was the catalyst that sent a house of cards tumbling after many warnings.

In the midsts of the crisis we will see a burgeoning amount of ideas and collaborations, but to understand what’s at the crux a bigger perspective and organized plan is key in order to execute solutions. As many physicians and medical professors have stipulated, there is no more need for another hackathon or invention of a new ventilator during the times of human health crises. The problems lie deeply in the supply chain area and production and resources need to be reallocated in those areas. Time and speed is of the essence.

“The more agencies and organizations communicate and share resources immediately the quicker problems can be addressed.” 
– Lauren Supina

Photo: Reuters

Lauren Supina is a strategist for foundations and companies seeking to form cross-sector partnerships for social impact. She has deep expertise in advancing women’s economic and political power both domestically and internationally. Appointed by President Bill Clinton as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach, Lauren built support for the Clinton Administration’s policies and agenda with national and international women’s organizations. She served as the Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships at Women Thrive, a voice for global women’s advocacy.

Click here to read the rest of the article on our Medium page.