Rebel Ideas – a Radical Blueprint for Problem-Solving in a Crisis

How To Academy presents…Rebel Ideas – a Radical Blueprint for Problem-Solving in a Crisis with Matthew Syed

About this Event

As the pandemic disrupts every aspect of our working lives, Times columnist and bestselling author Matthew Syed joins us for a livestreamed masterclass in how to adapt and thrive as an inspiring, creative team leader.

Where do the best ideas come from? And how do we apply them to the global challenge of the coronavirus pandemic?

In this free, livestreamed masterclass, Matthew Syed will argue that individual intelligence is no longer enough. He will take us on a fascinating journey through the science of team performance – applying his insights both to the immediate, urgent and profound problems caused by the pandemic, and looking over the horizon to the restoration of ‘business as usual’.

Drawing on psychology, economics, anthropology and genetics, and takes lessons from a dazzling range of case-studies, including the catastrophic intelligence failings of the CIA before 9/11, a communication breakdown at the top of Mount Everest, and a moving tale of deradicalization in America’s deep South. Plus: insights from the studio of the most successful songwriter you’ve never heard of, the secrets of the most creative and progressive schools in the world, and how the marriage decrees of the Catholic Church inadvertently inspired the Industrial Revolution.

This masterclass will strengthen any company, institution or team facing disruption and uncertainty as the global crisis continues to escalate. It will offer a radical blueprint for creative problem-solving, challenging hierarchies, encouraging constructive dissent and forcing us to think again about where the best ideas come from.

Matthew Syed is a leading columnist and feature writer for The Times and the host of the UK’s biggest podcast: Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy on BBC Radio 5. Matthew also gives business talks to major international corporate clients including. Before becoming a writer Matthew was the England table tennis number one for almost a decade, three times Commonwealth Champion, and he twice represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games. Matthew Syed’s first book, Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice, was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. His second, Black Box Thinking, was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller. He has also published a collection of his award-winning sports columns in The Greatest.

Date And Time

Thu, May 7, 2020

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM BST

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