Scott Berkun is a bestselling author and popular speaker on creativity, philosophy, culture, business and many other subjects. He’s the author of seven books, including The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants. His work has appeared, or been mentioned, in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, National Public Radio, The Huffington Post and other media. He studied philosophy, computer science and design at CMU, was a manager at Microsoft (’94-’03) and WordPress.com (’10-’12), and currently works full time as a writer and speaker.
For more, keep up with Scott at scottberkun.com or on Twitter as @berkun.
Leadership By Design 2019
The Design & Power Playbook (aka Why Designers Hate Politics & What To Do About it)
Even with a grand seat at the table, big decisions hinge on two overlooked factors 1) who at the table has the most power? and 2) how can they be influenced? Designers notoriously overlook how their lack of political acumen cripples their ability to make good design happen. But fear not: this fast paced talk based on the critical situations that impact designers teaches a situational playbook for turning things around.
Leadership By Design 2017
The Dance of the Possible
You work with ideas, big and small, all day long–isn’t it time you learn the deep patterns that explain your successes and failures? This short and fun presentation, based on a new book will share timeless patterns and entertaining insights that can help you be more creative and productive all at the same time. From finding creative confidence to getting better feedback, you’ll be entertained as you’re challenged to think differently about thinking. Bring your toughest questions and situations and get useful and entertaining advice during this heavily interactive session.