Scott Berkun

Author, The Dance of the Possible

Scott Berkun, is a bestselling author on the topics of philosophy, culture and business.

His expertise leads you to discover a fresh way to understand creative thinking, how ideas work, plus how to be more productive. Before writing 6 books, including The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants, Scott, was a manager at Microsoft and WordPress.com, taught creativity at the University of Washington and was a co-host of CNBC’s The Business of Innovation TV show, among other things. He’s recently published a new book, The Dance of the Possible with challenging chapters on topics like creative confidence, making bold decisions, and separating the need for feedback from the desire for encouragement.

The Dance of the Possible

Ideas can be dangerous, distracting, difficult things – particularly in organizations. Scott will share some ideas and techniques that you can use to harness creativity and help you develop ideas to solve everyday problems.

Scott describes a three step process: idea creation; idea development and idea deployment and how you can apply the process to effective problem solving in your own situation. Scott is neither an academic or a faux expert, he is simply someone like us – someone who has worked in the software industry – who happens to have a gift for understanding and communicating ideas with others in a jargon free, entertaining and instantly applicable way.