Trevisán Speakers Series: “Serendipity Mindset”, Dr. Christian Busch; video.

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Connecting the dots in a fast changing world: Cultivating serendipity for innovation, impact, and good luck . Modern life is full of chance encounters, changing plans, delayed journeys, human errors, and—yes—even pandemics. But what if we could turn such unpredictability into positive outcomes?

Dr. Christian Busch has spent a decade exploring how, if acted upon, unexpected moments can enhance our worldview, expand our social circles, and create new opportunities for innovation and impact. In this talk, based on his new book, The Serendipity Mindset, Christian will share how we can use uncertainty as a pathway to more purpose, for companies and individuals alike. Professor Christian Busch is a world-leading expert on innovation, purpose-driven leadership, and cultivating serendipity. He is a professor at New York University (NYU), where he directs the CGA Global Economy Program, and also teaches at the London School of Economics (LSE). Previously, he co-directed the LSE’s Innovation and Co-Creation Lab. Christian is co-founder of Sandbox Network, a global community of young innovators; and co-founder of Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening leading CEOs and empowering them to integrate profit and purpose.

He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Expert Forum, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and among Diplomatic Courier’s “Top 99 Influencers”, JCI London’s “Ten Outstanding Persons of the World”, and the Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 management thinkers “most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.” Christian’s new book, The Serendipity Mindset (Penguin Random House), has been highlighted as a “wise, exciting, and life-changing book” (Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post); a “bracing and hopeful antidote to a world addicted to efficiency and control” (Daniel Pink, Bestselling author of Drive); “highly recommended” (Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder, LinkedIn); and offering “excellent practical guidance for all” (Paul Polman, former CEO, Unilever). His work has been published in world-leading journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, and was featured in outlets such as Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Forbes, BBC, among others. He regularly speaks at conferences such as TED/TEDx, World Economic Forum, and Financial Times Sustainability Summit. Christian received his PhD and MSc from the London School of Economics (LSE).