Author, Public Speaker
In his interview, author and innovation thought leader Frans Johansson gives sturdy advice for finding creative solutions to tough situations in our 20s, and how to make better decisions, based on his own 20something experiences.
His mission is to connect diverse people and ideas across the world for one single purpose–To change it. Author of the bestseller, The Medici Effect, Frans Johansson advocates collaboration between people with diverse experiences, skills, expertise, perspectives, backgrounds and cultures.
He calls this the Intersection–A place where ideas collide, igniting an explosion of innovation. Out of these seemingly random combinations have come groundbreaking ideas that have created whole new fields. (via TEDx)
In his interview, Johansson gives sturdy advice for finding innovative solutions to tough situations in our 20s, and how to make better decisions.
Johansson was raised in Sweden by his African-American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father. He earned his B.S. in Environmental Science from Brown University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
In his late 20s, Frans wrote The Medici Effect, an international bestseller that shattered assumptions about how great ideas happen. Published by Harvard Business School Press in 2004, The Medici Effect argues that groundbreaking ideas are found at the intersections of diverse fields, industries, disciplines, and cultures.
Frans has been featured on CNN’s AC360, ABC’s Early Morning Show, and CNBC’s The Business of Innovation series. He is featured on the upcoming issue of Black Enterprise for his consulting work with Nike and MetLife.