Scott Berkun is an author and public speaker for hire. He worked as a manager at Microsoft from 1994-2003, on projects including (v1-5 of) Internet Explorer, Windows and MSN. His work as a writer and public speaker has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired magazine and on National Public Radio. He has taught creative thinking at the University of Washington, blogs for Harvard Business, and has appeared as an innovation expert on CNBC and MSNBC.
He is the author of two bestselling books, Making things happen (Formerly titled The Art of Project Management) and The Myths of Innovation, a book about the true lessons we can learn from the masters on creativity and managing innovation.
Posting on the Scott Berkun blog is, amazingly for a one person blog, quite often more than once a day - yet content remains on-topic and comprehensive. All the big topics are covered, with recent and popular posts including 'How to be a Free Thinker', 'Failure: The Secret to Success', and . Posts are creatively titled 'essays', and the name is well-deserved, despite the conversational tone.
Scott Berkun's thoughts on innovation and creativity are divided into categories like: Art of project management, Design, History, Innovation, Creative Thinking, Making Things Happen, Management, Philosophy, Plans and Goals, Teaching, and also various web-related innovation topics. The blog is useful for those with a personal purpose as well as a business purpose - the lessons Scott teaches are applicable across a range of platforms.
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