David Rowan, founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition (2008-17), is the author of Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds (Transworld, 2019), a global quest for bold corporate innovation in the face of technology-led disruption.
David Rowan travels the globe in search of the most exciting and pioneering startups building the future. He’s got to know the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Xiaomi, Didi, Nest, Twitter and countless other ambitious entrepreneurs disrupting businesses in almost every sector. And yet too often the companies they’re disrupting don’t get it. They think they can innovate through jargon: with talk of change agents and co-creation gurus, ideas portals and webinars, make-a-thons and hackfests, paradigm shifts and pilgrimages to Silicon Valley. It’s mostly pointless innovation theatre ― corporate nonsense that has little to do with delivering real change. But during this quest he’s also discovered some genuinely exciting and transformative approaches to innovation, often in places you might least expect.
Get ready for:
· The airline that rewards passengers for walking their dog
· The bank that performs surgery
· The country that’s an app store
And many more.
Packed full of tips for anyone looking for radical ways to adapt and thrive in the digital age, this carefully curated selection of stories will reveal ideas for creating genuine innovation from some of the world’s most inspiring leaders.
—Lessons from my global quest for non-bullshit innovation
—How to create a culture of innovation
—How artificial intelligence and automation can boost your business
—The new rules of business
—How to profit from digital disruption
—What startups can teach your business
—How emerging technologies will impact financial services / recruitment / real estate / healthcare / agriculture / travel etc
—Why the world will never move this slowly again
—The future of the workplace
—Ten technologies shaping our future
—Ten lessons I’ve learned from the world’s fastest innovators
—New business models that are redefining industries
—The future of the customer experience
The book is due for publication in May this year – however David is already presenting keynotes on it, to see his full bio and video click here