Scott Berkun

Scott Berkun

Author, The Dance of the Possible

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. 

Born and raised in Queens, NYC, he studied philosophy, computer science and design at CMU. He led UX teams at Microsoft (1994-2003) and WordPress.com (2010-12), taught creativity at the University of Washington, was a co-host of CNBC’s The Business of Innovation TV show, is named on 5 U.S. patents, blogs for Harvard Business and Bloomberg Businessweek, and has appeared as an expert on various subjects on CNN, CNBC, NPR and MSNBC. He’s also the MC and speaker coach for Ignite Seattle, a finalist in the Amtrak 2014 writer’s residency program and the director of the short film We Make Seattle.

The Dance of the Possible: A better way to understand how to work with ideas

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, will share timeless patterns and entertaining insights that can help you, and your team, be more creative and productive all at the same time. From finding creative confidence, to reusing brilliant ideas from the past, you’ll be entertained as you’re challenged to think differently about (creative) thinking.

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