Thought Leaders - Authors - Speakers on Innovation and Creativity

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4 min readMar 14, 2021

Simon Sinek

Simon is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together.

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon has devoted his professional life to helping advance a vision of the world that does not yet exist; a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single morning inspired, feel safe wherever they are and end the day fulfilled by the work that
they do.

Simon is the author of multiple best-selling books including Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better, and The Infinite Game.

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Seth Godin

Seth is an Author, Entrepreneur, and Most of All, A teacher

Seth is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 19 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn). His most recent book, This is Marketing, was an instant bestseller in countries around the world.

Though renowned for his writing and speaking, Seth also founded two companies, Squidoo and Yoyodyne (acquired by Yahoo!).

By focusing on everything from effective marketing and leadership, to the spread of ideas and changing everything, Seth has been able to motivate and inspire countless people around the world.

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Natalie Nixon

Natalie changes lives through ideas.

She is a creativity strategist who happily integrates wonder and rigor into her life and work. Natalie is a hybrid thinker and a boundary spanner, inspiring people to action by helping them pose new and better questions. She converted a background in anthropology, fashion, and a 16-year career as a professor into a successful advisory practice, Figure 8 Thinking, LLC.

Described as “a personal trainer for your creativity muscle”, she emboldens leaders and organizations to apply creativity & foresight for transformative business results and to amplify value. She is a global speaker, the author of the award-winning The Creativity Leap, the editor of Strategic Design Thinking, and a regular contributor to Inc. magazine on creativity, design thinking, and the future of work.


Daniel Pink

Daniel is the author of six provocative books about business and human behavior. His books include the long-running New York Times bestsellers When and A Whole New Mind — as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human.

Dan’s books have won multiple awards, have sold millions of copies, and have been translated into more than 40 languages.

Before venturing out on his own 20 years ago, Dan worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.

He received a BA from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and a JD from Yale Law School.

He lives in Washington, DC, with his family.

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Adam Grant

Adam is an organizational psychologist and TED speaker who helps people find meaning and motivation at work.

Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for 7 straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40.

He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 5 books that have sold millions of copies and been translated into 35 languages: Give and Take, Originals, Option B, and Power Moves. His books have been named among the year’s best by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal and praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, Bill and Melinda Gates, Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Kahneman, and Malala Yousafzai. His new book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, launches in February 2021.

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Natalie Nixon



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