6:00 - Social Hour (BYOB)
7:00 - Presentation
BYOB - Adaptive Path will provide soft drinks and snacks. Feel free to bring your own beverages.
Much of what we know about innovation history is wrong. That's the bet this talk takes, as it romps through the history of innovation, dispelling the mythologies we've constructed about how we got here. This talk, loosely based on the new O'Reilly book (May 2007), will help you to recognize the myths, understand why they are popular (even if you don't believe in them), and explore lessons from innovators and creators of the past that can be used by everyone today.
Copies of the book will be on sale, and Scott will be signing them (along with whatever else you may want him to autograph).
Bio: Scott Berkun worked on the Internet explorer team at Microsoft from 1994-1999 and left the company in 2003 with the goal of writing enough books to fill a shelf. Myths of innovation is his second book: he also wrote the 2005 best seller, The art of project management (www.artofpm.com). He makes a living writing, teaching and speaking. He teaches a graduate course in creative thinking at the University of Washington, runs the sacred places architecture tour at NYC's GEL conference, and writes about innovation, design and management at www.scottberkun.com
Official Website: http://www.adaptivepath.com
Added by henning on April 9, 2007