Rowan Gibson

Best-Selling Author, Global Business Strategist and Expert on Radical Innovation

English

Rowan Gibson is “one of the most recognized thought leaders in business innovation” (Forbes). He is a top keynote speaker and management educator in 61 countries across the globe, and has been a “strategic secret weapon” and change catalyst for a long list of Fortune 500 companies. Rowan Gibson is the internationally bestselling author of 3 major books, which have been published in 25 languages, and a trusted strategic adviser to both the private and public sector all over the world. In he Rowan received the prestigious “Global Leader of Innovation” award for his significant contribution to the field of innovation strategy.

Rowan Gibson is one of the world’s most in-demand public speakers. In just the last five years alone, he has delivered his keynote speeches, public seminars, and multi-day innovation master classes in 61 countries. He has addressed a long list of major organizations, including Accenture, Apple, Barclays, Bayer, British Telecom, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Dow Chemicals, Foxconn, Generali Group, Haier, Heineken, Heinz, Henkel, IBM, Mars, Microsoft, Philips, P&G, Roche, Siemens, Steelcase, Telefonica and Volkswagen. Rowan Gibson teaches them how to seize new growth opportunities, create new markets and even transform entire industries by recalibrating their whole organizational system around the paradigm of innovation.

Rowan Gibson’s big-picture insights, compelling observations, fresh business thinking and upbeat presentation style have impressed a wide range of audiences all over the world. He mixes insight, inspiration and information in a way that always leaves an audience feeling energized. His keynote speeches, executive sessions, and innovation master classes are always tailor-made to fit each audience, industry sector, and event format. He endeavors, wherever possible, to use business cases and examples that are relevant to the specific audience. Rowan Gibson uses very graphic Powerpoint slides – each typically features just one powerful image and a single statement – which makes his presentations extremely dynamic. He is constantly updating his slides with cutting-edge material and up-to-the-minute business news.

In his years on the public speaking circuit, Rowan Gibson has shared the stage with well-known celebrities like Neil Armstrong, Ken Blanchard, Deepak Chopra, Bill Clinton, Jim Collins, Newt Gingrich, Guy Kawasaki, John Naisbitt, Chan Kim, Bertrand Piccard, and Alvin Toffler. His speeches and public seminars have often been arranged as follow-ups to other high caliber speakers like Rudi Giuliani, Gary Hamel, Tom Peters, Ram Charan, Stephen Covey, and C.K. Prahalad.

Rowan Gibson is also a prolific writer. He is the internationally bestselling author of three major books on business strategy and Innovation: – Rethinking The Future (1996), Innovation to the Core (2008) and The Four Lenses of Innovation (2015) – which have been published to date in 25 languages. His seminal book Innovation to the Core (Harvard Business School Press 2008), explained – for the first time – how to build and sustain a deep, company-wide innovation capability that drives continual growth and strategic renewal. Rowan’s latest book The Four Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking (Wiley 2015) provides today’s companies with a revolutionary methodology for infusing radical business creativity into their organizations.

In addition to his bestselling books, Rowan Gibson has authored dozens of business articles, columns and blogs which have been read all around the globe. He has been interviewed frequently on television and radio, as well as online and in the international press. His media appearances include Forbes, CNN, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, and BBC World Service. He has also appeared in several business documentaries. The media have labeled him “Mr. Innovation”, “the Innovation Grandmaster”, “the W. Edwards Deming of innovation” and “a guru among the gurus”.

Rowan Gibson is President of Imagination Bridge – the global innovation consulting firm. Over the last two decades, his global clients have included some of the world’s largest and most successful companies. He is also co-founder of  www.innovationexcellence.com – the world’s most popular innovation website. The portal, which builds on an international group of around 30,000 members from over 175 countries, offers an arsenal of resources from today′s innovation thought leaders and practitioners that is aimed at helping every company achieve innovation excellence. The site currently serves up more than 1 million pages every month.

Rowan Gibson has lived and worked in various countries over the last twenty years and speaks three languages fluently. Today, he divides his time between the USA, Europe and Asia, focusing on writing, public speaking and consulting activities.

Innovation to the core: a A Blueprint for Transforming the Way Your Company Innovates

Making innovation arrives: practical tools to get the excellence into the innovation. Rowan Gibson

Practical tools you achieve innovation excellence inside your own organisation

The four lenses of the innovation

Business Model Innovation: generating game-changing growth opportunities.

THE 4 LENSES OF INNOVATION

Ever wonder where big, breakthrough ideas come from? How do innovators manage to spot the opportunities for industry revolution that everyone else seems to miss?

Contrary to popular belief, innovation is not some mystical art that s forbidden to mere mortals. The Four Lenses of Innovation thoroughly debunks this pervasive myth by delivering what we ve long been hoping for: the news that innovation is systematic, it s methodical, and we can all achieve it.

By asking how the world s top innovators Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and many others came up with their game-changing ideas, bestselling author Rowan Gibson identifies four key business perspectives that will enable you to discover groundbreaking opportunities for innovation and growth:
* Challenging Orthodoxies What if the dominant conventions in your field, market, or industry are outdated, unnecessary, or just plain wrong?
* Harnessing Trends Where are the shifts and discontinuities that will, now and in the future, provide the energy you need for a major leap forward?
* Leveraging Resources How can you arrange existing skills and assets into new combinations that add up to more than the sum of their parts?
* Understanding Needs What are the unmet needs and frustrations that everyone else is simply ignoring?

THE 4 LENSES OF INNOVATION

INNOVATION TO THE CORE

If you're like most business leaders, innovation now tops your corporate agenda. But despite all the talk and excitement about the importance of innovation, managers have so far found scant help for innovating in a systematic way that fuels consistent growth and sustained success.

In Innovation to the Core, Strategos CEO Peter Skarzynski and business strategist Rowan Gibson change all that. They share the accumulated wisdom from Strategos--the consulting firm Skarzynski co-founded with Gary Hamel that helps clients instill innovation into their very core. Drawing on a wealth of stories and examples, the book shows how companies of every stripe have overcome the barriers to successful, profitable innovation. You'll find parts devoted to crucial topics--such as how to organize the discovery process, generate strategic insights, enlarge your innovation pipeline, and maximize your return on innovation. Frequent hands-on tools--frameworks, checklists, probing questions--help you put the book's ideas into action.

INNOVATION TO THE CORE

RETHINKING THE FUTURE

The world’s foremost business thinkers look at how organizations can be redesigned to survive and thrive in tomorrow’s hypercompetitive global environment, giving readers a framework for understanding the big picture. Essential reading for anyone concerned with business success beyond the next quarter, Rethinking the Future gives a panoramic perspective in an accessible context.

RETHINKING THE FUTURE

Rethinking the futur

The world’s foremost business thinkers look at how organizations can be redesigned to survive and thrive in tomorrow’s hypercompetitive global environment, giving readers a framework for understanding the big picture. Essential reading for anyone concerned with business success beyond the next quarter, Rethinking the Future gives a panoramic perspective in an accessible context.

Rethinking the futur