Wednesday, April 25, 2018
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
|Level: ||Business / Non-Technical|
In our jobs and our projects, we work with ideas and data all day long - but what do we really know about how ideas work? This entertaining and provocative talk will teach you timeless patterns and useful insights from the history of great projects from the past, ones that can help you be more productive and raise the quality of your own work. From the surprising origins of the Eiffel tower to insights from Amazon’s predecessor by more than 100 years, when this talk is over, you’ll improve your creative and decision-making confidence and rethink how you think about thinking itself.
Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com & The Future of Work. He worked at Microsoft from 1994 to 2003 on Internet Explorer 1.0 to 5.0, Windows, and MSN, and as team lead at WordPress.com from 2010 to 2012. He works as a full-time author and speaker, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, Forbes, The Economist, and other media. He's a contributor to Harvard Business and BusinessWeek and has appeared frequently on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, and NPR for his expertise on various subjects. He gives 20 to 30 lectures a year around the world at major events, corporations, and universities, often as the keynote speaker. He runs a popular blog with videos, podcasts, and essays at www.scottberkun.com and tweets at @berkun.