Home to Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and more, Pittsburgh brings together young, bright minds from all over the world. This is nothing new – with over 200 years of innovation in Pittsburgh’s history, this city has become nationally recognized for its contribution to modern technology, medical advancements and more.
Because it is the largest trade show in North America, companies often exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show to debut brand new products to the masses of buyers, product developers, content service professionals, tech experts and retailers that walk the show floor. This exhausting four-day show is chalk full of exciting innovations, seminars, media events and product demonstrations from the 4,000+ exhibiting companies.
In his book David & Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell quotes the psychologist Jordan Peterson who argues that innovators and revolutionaries tend to have a very particular mix of personality traits. “Innovators have to be open. They have to be able to imagine things that others cannot and to be willing to challenge their own preconceptions. They also need to be conscientious. An innovator who has brilliant ideas but lacks the discipline to carry them out is merely a dreamer. That, too, is obvious. But crucially, innovators need to be disagreeable. They are people willing to take social risks – to do things that others might disapprove of.”