Talking about change is easy – making change happen in most organizations is ridiculously hard. But there are things we can learn from the history of technology, political revolution and change, and there is a playbook we can reuse to help us avoid easy mistakes and seemingly popular, but actually self-defeating approaches. This fun, interactive and entertaining talk will prime you for leading change, enhancing your skills for motivating, and making change happen in your world.
Scott Berkun is the best selling author of Making Things Happen (Formerly titled ‘the art of project management’, (O’Reilly, 2005) and The Myths of Innovation (O’Reilly, 2007). He worked as a manager at Microsoft from 1994 to 2003, including working on the first five versions of Internet Explorer. Since 2003 he has been on his own as independent writer and public speaker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired Magazine, and on National Public Radio. He taught a course in creative thinking at the University of Washington, teaches seminars on innovation to the Fortune 500, and is currently a regular contributor to Harvard Business Digital. He has appeared frequently as a management and creative thinking expert on MSNBC and CNBC, and runs a popular blog, with videos, podcasts, and essays, at www.scottberkun.com/blog.
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