The first installment of our newly conceived Innovation Social beckons with a kick-ass line-up of inspiring speakers and some brilliant insights into how companies and agencies integrate the illusive ‘innovation’ into their business.
First up: Andy Law, chairman of innovation consultancy Fearlessly Frank.
Andy read Classics at the University of Bristol and worked briefly in commodities trading before beginning his advertising career in 1978. In 1988 he became the youngest board director of Collet Dickenson Pearce (a former British ad agency), working on brands like Hamlet Cigars and Range Rover.
Over the following years, Andy chaired and founded an astounding number of exceedingly successful agencies and businesses. From being UK CEO of the iconoclastic West Coast Ad Agency Chiat/Day in 1992, to founding radical communications company St. Luke’s (voted Campaign’s Agency of the Year in 1994), as well as founding global communications consultancy The Law Firm in 2005 and expanding it to over 80 countries in under two years – Andy’s career has been steeped in innovative risk-taking and entrepreneurial sprit.
A few years back, Andy became Chairman of Fearlessly Frank, an innovation consultancy whose aim it is to intervene at the moment of large-scale capital expenditure to ensure the product or service in question is robust enough to create new markets and drive increased revenue.
And if his impressive industry experience weren’t enough, Andy is also a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and a winner of Business Ethics Magazine’s Millennium Award for Business Ethics. He’s also a blogger for The Huffington Post and author of three books, the third of which (“Implosion”) is available for pre-order on Amazon now.
For Innovation Stories, Andy will be talking about how “Innovation and Creativity are not the same thing“.
As Theodore Levitt said, “Creativity is thinking up new things, Innovation is doing new things“. In order for businesses to remain competitive, they must innovate the way they do and make things – Innovation is a protection against rampant global emulation and the threat of being out-spent by competitors. Innovation can re-start established sectors as well as out-smart start-ups. Which is exactly why it’s so crucial to any business.
For more words of wisdom from this remarkable chap, grab your tickets for Innovation Social NOW:
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Date: 16th May 2013
Time: 9am – 12pm
Venue: Google Campus, 4-5 Bonhill Street London EC2A 4BX.
A whopping THANKS to our partners
and the newly launched Innovation Social.