Scott Berkun

Scott Berkun is a bestselling author and popular speaker on creativity, management, philosophy, and culture. He's the author of six books, including  Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation,  and The Year Without Pants. His work has appeared, or been mentioned, in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired magazine, Forbes, USA Today, Wired, Fast Company, National Public Radio, and other media. He studied philosophy, computer science and design at CMU, was a manager at Microsoft ('94-'03) and ('10-'12), taught creativity at the University of Washington, was a co-host of CNBC's The Business of Innovation TV show, and posts regularly at his popular blog at

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The Great Big Thing: When Innovation and PMs Collide!

October 13th | 4:30 PM

Too often we’re asked to make the impossible happen on a lowball budget and with little time. Berkun will share grand stories of success and failure from great projects in history, shedding light on what innovation truly means, the challenges of managing new ideas, and how progress truly happens in the real world.