Author, speaker and Microsoft veteran Scott Berkun

Scott Berkun

Author, The Year Without Pants and The Myths of Innovation

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 InnovationConfessions 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.

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