Chris’s delivers inspiring and actionable keynotes that transform innovation mindsets within organizations. He is an expert in the unique mindsets that lead to game-changing innovation.
Chris is the creator and first CEO of Shazam, three-time startup founder, a pioneer of mobile partnerships at Google and Dropbox, an advisor to startup companies, inventor of 12 patents including one found within the Google search algorithm, and a former strategy consultant serving many industries.
Keynote clients have highlighted Chris’s “powerful content” that “generated talkability across the organization” and that “will stick for years to come.”
Reboot Your Innovation Mindset
Everyday, entrepreneurs at agile startups out-innovate established organizations. Why does so much value-creation come from these mavericks? Their advantage lies within their mindsets.
The mindsets of entrepreneurs have roots in defiance and vulnerability. Boldly challenging perspectives and outsized conviction can seem unorthodox. However these very mindsets crush stagnant thinking and uncover hidden opportunities.
A Different Way of Thinking
One core part of the Start from Zero movement is thinking from “first principles.” Aristotle called these “the first basis from which a thing is known.” Building on these fundamental truths is how Elon Musk, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, and Henry Ford came up with their break-through ideas.
Why doesn’t everyone do this? Elon Musk says “It’s mentally easier to reason by analogy rather than from first principles.” By default, people approach problems from the basis of established processes. Our brains are wired this way. New ideas often generate only slight improvements.
This different way of thinking can be employed anytime creative thought is used. The result can be dramatic improvements in products, business models, and business processes.
This is how Shazam was created. Unleash the creative genius within your organization by reframing your thinking.
Chris believes every keynote should be crafted for your audience and goals. He creates customized messages and unique experiences to achieve the results you need.
His keynotes include methodologies and surprising insights that are brought to life in first-hand stories and tales from across industries. Takeaways can be applied immediately.
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