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The Power of Diverse Thinking

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The Great Room, RSA House

  • Creative Institutions and Systems
  • Behaviour change
  • Cognition
  • Leadership

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Where do the best ideas come from? And how do we apply these ideas to the biggest shared challenges of our age, from rising obesity to terrorism and climate change?

Best-selling author and columnist Matthew Syed visits the RSA to offer a radical blueprint for the future: one that challenges hierarchies, encourages constructive dissent and forces us to think again about how success really happens.

Offering insights to strengthen individual, team and institutional performance, Syed draws upon cutting-edge research in psychology, economics and anthropology, and takes lessons from a range of case studies, including the catastrophic intelligence failings of the CIA before 9/11, a communication breakdown at the top of Mount Everest and a moving tale of deradicalisation in America's Deep South.
Join us at the RSA to learn how success today is no longer just about talent, or knowledge or skill. It is also about freeing ourselves from the blind spots that beset us all, and harnessing a critical new ingredient: cognitive diversity. 

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