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Judah Pollack  

Expert in the Art of Leadership and Innovation in a Rapidly Changing World; Co-author of "The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success"

Judah Pollack is an author, executive coach, and consultant to CEO’s, founders and organizations in the art of leadership and innovation. He is a former faculty member of Stanford’s StartX and works regularly with US Army Special Forces and Red Team University lecturing on the psychology of warriors and nation-states. His civilian clients include Airbnb, Sonos, Best Buy and LucasFilm. He spent three years with one of Airbnb's co-founders helping to shape their research and development lab. His first book was the "The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness and Success". His latest book is “The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking,” published by Penguin.

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The Chaos Imperative

In this lecture, Judah Pollack uses world history and accessible neuroscience to help organizations nurture new ideas. He introduces the five factors of innovative cultures and shows how to biomimic your brain’s innovation architecture in your own organization. He teaches highly hierarchical organizations the benefits of unstructured time and how they can make “white space” productive.

Understanding Leadership, Understanding Ourselves

In this lecture, Judah Pollack brings his audience to reflect on what it means to be a leader and what it takes to manage people in a knowledge economy. He uses Jungian psychology and the concepts of type, archetype, and soul to create more self aware, empathic leaders. Pollack believes that the first step to understanding leadership and our organization is to understand ourselves. Drawing on his extensive experience working with the US Army and Fortune 500 companies Pollack delivers targeted, keen insights.

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