Innovation from a Classical Perspective
I give talks as a lecturer and an after-dinner speaker (via agent Speaker’s Corner). Venues and conferences have included:
Recent venues include:
State Farm Insurance Conference 2012 (Broughton Castle)
Skoll World Forum, Oxford 2012
TEDx Oxbridge (Judge Business School) Cambridge 2012
Cambridge Festival of Ideas, 2012
Oxford Spin-out Equity Management 2012
BETT Conference 2013, London Jan 2013
Said Business School Mar 2013
My TED talk in Cambridge can be viewed here. In it I speak about principles of innovation drawn from my research on the new, and play some cello music to demonstrate one of those principles – the way all innovators build on the old to create something new.
Talks to Business and Social Enterprise
How do we foster creativity, and what is innovation? I offer a preview of my forthcoming book Eureka, which describes principles of innovation from ancient Greece, and explain how the same ideas underlie successful innovation in business and other areas today.
Comments from participants
‘Helped me see that there are no new challenges – just contemporary applications of older lessons. The right combination of academic, theoretical and practical.’
‘The application of music to communications and leadership was unique and worthwhile.’
‘A fresh perspective that is still relevant to leading in a strategic and consistent direction.’
2000 ‘What’s new? Some answers from ancient Greece’. OECD Observer 221/2: 65-8.
2003 ‘Innovation from a Classical Perspective’. Isis News 40:4-5
2012 ’Innovation in Classical Greece‘. History Today 62.2.
2012 Ancient Greek Solution to Debt Crisis. BBC Online, 6 June.
Book in progress (Princeton University Press, expected May 2013)