Dr Beau Lotto is the Founder and CEO of Lab of Misfits, the world’s first neuro-design studio. Uncertainty and the brain’s need to resolve it is essential for thinking about not only branding and business, but design, leadership and innovation. Misfits is a team of scientists, designers and producers who discover the essential questions about the nature of uncertainty. Their work provides a deeper, scientific basis for an organisations DNA & Strategy, creates content that expands PR & marketing potential, and strengthens its internal and external relationships. By focusing on how the perceptual brain resolves the fundamental challenge of uncertainty, The Lab of Misfits gives audiences and clients the opportunity to create … and more than this … to embody innovation. Their results inform and transform. They have worked with the Edelman Group and TJ Max, Golin and L’Oreal, and are currently working Cirque du Soleil.
Perception is the foundation of human experience, but few of us understand why we see what we do, much less how. By revealing the startling truths about the brain and its perceptions, Beau Lotto shows that the next big innovation is not a new technology: it is a new way of seeing, how uncertainty and the brain’s need to resolve it is essential for thinking about not only branding and business, but specifically design, leadership and innovation.
Listen to Beau Lotto’s podcast to learn more about him here
Beau is one of the few speakers to have given two TED talks, which have amassed over 5 million views combined. He has also spoken at Google’s Zeitgest Minds, Wired, G8 and made significant programme contributions to BBC’s Horizon, National Geographic Channel and PBS in the US.
In 2017, Beau Lotto published a new major popular science book, Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently. He draws on over two decades of pioneering research to explain that our brain didn’t evolve to see the world accurately. It can’t! Visually stunning, with entertaining illustrations and optical illusions throughout, and with clear and comprehensive explanations of the science behind how our perceptions operate, Deviate will revolutionise the way you see yourself, others and the world. With this new understanding of how the brain functions, we can apply these insights to every aspect of life, love and work. Deviate is not just an illuminating account of the neuroscience of thought, behaviour and creativity: it is a call to action, enlisting readers in their own journey of self-discovery.
Beau is also the Founder and CEO of a US Augmented Reality tech startup, which has several patents.
Traces is digital AR platform that blends the physical and the digital. Combining augmented reality, geo-tagging and digital messaging, Traces brings together brands, people and the content together in the real world, the potential impact of Traces on Enterprise is immense. More information on Traces can be found at www.traces.io.
MEEGO is an app that lets float your ‘animal spirit’ in AR, telling the world who you are right now. MEEGOs follow you wherever you go, and are visible in AR by anyone nearby. When you find another MEEGO, say hi with a comment or read other people’s comments … or save their MEEGO into your Tribe and carry on the conversation via messaging. MEEGO is a wholly new way to see, not only who is around you more playfully and more meaningfully.
Why book Beau Lotto: If you truly want to understand why there’s nothing creative about creativity, why change is hard, why there’s no inherent value in any piece of information … if of itself, what (branding) narratives the brain needs to create a relationship – and why the narratives a different for maintaining a relationship … and if you want to do it while experiencing first hand how your perception of the world is not what you thought it’d be … then you’ll discover why with Beau.
Beau’s style is entertaining and informative; he explains WHY and not just HOW (which enables the audience to apply and generalise his perceptual framework to their own lives). He is interactive and gathers live data throughout his presentation – methods that enable audiences to actively embody the information explored.
View Beau’s video on The Digital Brain, here.
Go to Beau Lotto’s Masterclass: Deviate – Innovation is a way of being
"Part of what is great about public speaking is working with Maria and her team. They are the embodiment of proactive caring … as well as actually doing! The combination is so rare." Beau
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