Best-Selling Author & Face of Innovation Thought Leadership
An author, entrepreneur, and acclaimed international keynote speaker, Frans Johansson has addressed audiences around the world. His debut book, The Medici Effect, available in 18 languages, was named one of the "Best Books on Innovation" by BusinessWeek and one of the top 10 best business books of the year by Amazon. His follow up book, The Click Moment was named top 10 best business book of the year by Fast Company. Read More >
Risk and Passion
The Truth About Executing Great Ideas
There are seven traps that can kill any innovation effort. Johansson has worked with over 2,000 teams worldwide to help anticipate and avoid these traps and will share his insights in this talk packed with critical take-away.
In this classic talk, Johansson urges individuals and organizations to break down the silos and step into the Intersection - a place where different fields, disciplines, departments, and cultures converge to create new, remarkable breakthroughs.
A four-hour, intense and immersive experience where Johansson takes an audience through a stunning session of creativity and innovation in the wild. It incorporates a mix of keynotes, fast-paced interactions, vivid imagery, music and memorable techniques specifically designed to provide deep take-away.
How do you innovate your business and your career while the demands of non-stop performance are constantly increasing? Johansson will reveal how to rise to the tremendous challenges leaders today face around innovation and standing apart from everybody else.
Even exceptionally capable leaders hold back out of fear that they will fail - and what the consequences of such a failure could be. In this talk, Johansson focuses on what leaders can do both strategically and mentally to overcome this fear and unleash their true potential.
The shelf-life of traditional IP is trending towards zero. Instead an organization's ability to move fast, respond to changing conditions, capitalize on unexpected success and scale rapidly is becoming the key to future growth. Transform your company and drop the time of executing from 12 months to 12 weeks, even 12 days.
Johansson demonstrates how his Renaissance ideas have driven regional growth throughout the world, such as medical City in Orlando, startup incubators in Sweden, the economy of Trinidad and Tobago - and how you can do the same in your region.
Johansson demonstrates why diversity is a key driver in innovative success and how you can capitalize on this fact. This talk has singlehandedly catalyzed organizational change across industry after industry.
Johansson calls for a complete overhaul of how an organization delivers on its diversity and inclusion promise. He outlines the steps an organization must take to turn diversity and inclusion into a strategic force. It is a perfect follow-up talk after Diversity Drives Innovation.
"Frans has a unique and captivating way of looking at things. He led my organization and one of my ideation teams through high-energy innovation sessions. In just one session, he took our team from: struggling with no direction or ideas to: fully developed ideas with a process and plan… I highly recommend his approach—truly one of the best corporate development experiences I have ever had."
"An outstanding speaker. One of the most compelling cases for diversity that I have ever seen."
Thank you again for an inspiring presentation. People were quoting you throughout the week.
"Engaging, inspiring and very thoughtful!"
"I once again want to commend you on doing a superb job presenting at our Professional Development Conference. The evaluations are in and this is the response: 1) The speaker was motivational and informative 100%. 2) I learned something new from the speaker that I can apply to my business 99%. We have never received a 100%, on speaker evaluations. You are awesome!"
"Frans' talk was clearly among the finest I have seen on campus in my 7 years at Purdue and my 18 years in and around the Purdue media community."