Thursday 5th November 2015

Motivate, Create, INNOVATE

John Higgs made sense of why one of the biggest bands in the 90s deleted their entire catalogue at the height of their fame, with his book The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band Who Burned a Million Pounds.   This time John has taken on the entire 20th Century, and will be taking us on a totally lateral jaunt through a millennia looking for what was truly new, unexpected and radical, and what we can learn about those innovators to change our own reality tunnels.

Nathalie Nahai is THE web psychologist, and is determined we should harness persuasive technology to make the most of ourselves away from the screen.  She’ll be on the Salon stage to help us understand how innovation in technology is being used against us, and how we can demand it behaves in a way more suitable to our needs, you know, as humans.  ‘After all’, she explains ‘technology is a tool, and if you want to create something good with it, you must first understand how to use it, so it doesn’t use you.’

Talking of doing good we will welcome on to stage Mark Shayler who believes it’s not enough to do things better but we must do better things. Mark wrote the book on Disruption – ‘Do Disrupt’, and is one of the founding partners of The Do Lectures.  He believes we should all disrupt our own lives and will explain how we can apply innovative approaches from big business to our own lives in his DIY disruption session.

And in this way we will bring to a close our incredible Motivate. Create. Innovate series.


  • Nathalie Nahai

    Nathalie Nahai


    Nathalie Nahai is a web psychologist, international speaker and author of the best-selling book, Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion (Pearson). The foremost expert in web psychology, Nathalie helps . . .
  • John Higgs

    John Higgs


    John Higgs is a writer who specialises in finding previously unsuspected narratives, hidden in obscure corners of our history and culture, which can change the way we see the world. His aim is to write “Like Bill Bryson with a more . . .
  • Mark Shayler

    Mark Shayler


    Mark Shayler runs an innovation and environmental consultancy called Ape. He has worked with some of the world’s largest and smallest businesses to develop new products and services – and in the process, saved them shed . . .


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