Adam Lent

Dr. Adam Lent is Director of the Action and Research Centre for the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (The RSA) based in London.

The RSA is an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative, creative and practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship, it seeks to harness the extraordinary amount of untapped creative potential in society - by empowering people to be active participants in creating a better world.

Adam leads the RSA’s research and innovation in a wide range of areas including major projects on the rise of micro-business, social innovation, young entrepreneurs, creativity and new technologies, digital fabrication and closed loop manufacturing. He writes a widely read blog on enterprise and creativity, and contributes regularly to other sites and publications. His recent publications include Generation Enterprise: The Hope for a Brighter Economic Future and The Irresistible Rise of the Venturist.

He is currently crowd funding for his new book - Small is Powerful: why the era of big business, big government and big culture is over (and why it’s a good thing). The book is due to be published in autumn 2015.

Adam has a PhD in Political Science from Sheffield University in the UK and was previously Head of Economics for the Trades Union Congress (TUC).


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