Each week I invite one of my speakers to talk about their life, work, passions and leisure so that you can get to know the person who is the speaker behind the mic.
My guest this week is Moonshot Futurist, Chief eXploration Officer and co-founder of the business consultancy TomorrowToday Global. He is also cancer slayer and a lover of all things cycling.
He’s a TEDx speaker, author and internationally renowned for his insights on business impact, innovation and future trends. He is a guest lecturer at both Oxford and Henley business schools where he talks about disruptive forces and the power of innovation as a force for good. He works with clients to deliver 10 times the impact and is on a quest to create a better working world. My guest is Dean van Leeuwen.
Dean van Leeuwen believes in challenging people to use the power of business to innovate and do remarkable things. He believes that the most amazing innovations of the 21st century are yet to be invented. But a remarkable century will not just happen, we have to create it. So, Dean is on a quest to challenge audiences to unlearn and relearn, mobilising them to forge innovative solutions for the new Age of Discovery.
Dean is a cancer slayer, TEDx speaker, futurist and moonshot provocateur working with leading businesses such as John Lewis Partnership, GSK, M&S and Deloitte. He is also an associate fellow at the Säid Oxford, Henley Business Schools and the Centre for European Executive Leadership Development at Fontainebleau Paris. He is the author of the book Quest: Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century.
Dean is co-founder and chief exploration officer of TomorrowToday International, explores how the world is changing and how leaders can innovate and adapt.
Dean van Leeuwen is a regular guest lecturer at Säid Oxford Business School, Henley Business School and the prestigious Centre for European Leadership Development located on the INSEAD campus near Paris.
In his book Quest: Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century, Dean van Leeuwen asks; how do organisations achieve more productivity, more innovation, more growth and more competitive advantage? These are good questions, aren’t they? Quest answers these important questions by placing organisations and leaders who have achieved. Dean is releasing two new books in 2018 – Achieve Remarkable Things & Megaquests of the 21st Century.
His deeply researched insights, engaging style and powerful combination of storytelling, multimedia and gentle parody, move audiences to look at a disrupted world differently, embrace change, innovate and do mighty things.
Recorded: 14th June 2019
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