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Frans Johansson

Innovation Expert and Author, The Medici Effect

Frans Johansson advocates looking to other cultures and disciplines—science, art, business, politics and fashion—for innovation inspiration.

Reinventing Diversity and Inclusion

Johansson calls for a complete overhaul of how an organization delivers on its diversity and inclusion promise. He outlines the steps an organization must take to turn diversity and inclusion into a strategic force. It is a perfect follow-up talk after Diversity Drives Innovation.

The Medici Effect: Ground-Breaking Innovation at the Intersection of Disciplines and Cultures

What do goat milk, spiders, and fishing lines have in common? Fiber optics and concrete? Ant hills and architecture? Most of us would assume nothing. But out of each of these seemingly random combinations have come radical innovations that have created whole new fields. In this talk, Frans Johansson takes us on a fascinating journey to The Intersection™—a place where ideas from different fields and cultures meet and collide, ultimately igniting an explosion of extraordinary new innovations. Through the Medici principles of innovation, see how companies become global leaders; how products and services yield huge margins; and how the most unlikely of people have outdone the experts in their own fields.

Hypergrowth: Boosting the Engine of Regional Economies

Johansson demonstrates how his Renaissance ideas have driven regional growth throughout the world, such as medical City in Orlando, startup incubators in Sweden, the economy of Trinidad and Tobago - and how you can do the same in your region.

The Innovative Leader: How to Break out of the Pack

How do you innovate your business and your career while the demands of non-stop performance are constantly increasing? Johansson will reveal how to rise to the tremendous challenges leaders today face around innovation and standing apart from everybody else.

Meet Frans Johansson

Frans Johansson advocates looking to other cultures and disciplines—science, art, business, politics and fashion—for innovation inspiration.

Frans Johansson spent three years talking to individuals and teams at the intersection of different disciplines and cultures. He combined the results from those interviews with decades of existing research in psychology, economics and management of creativity and innovation. The result is The Medici Effect, the first book to fully explore the concept of cross-field and cross-cultural combinations and to offer clear guidance on how to make such an approach work effectively. In his book and presentations, Johansson explains that three driving forces—the movement of people, the convergence of scientific disciplines and the leap in computational power—are increasing the number and types of intersections we can access. From CEOs, derivative traders, scientists, fashion designers, authors and public health administrators, Johansson shows audiences how to find the intersection and unleash the Medici Effect. His latest book The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World focuses on the ideas and moments that successful leaders must leverage to unleash innovation and growth

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