Presentations and talks

In his various talks and workshops, Nir invites us to return to renaissance thinking – combining art with engineering, science, and technology. Nir especially advocates the connection between artistic talent and business entrepreneurship, two areas that fuel each other and provide endless opportunities for mutual learning. Contact him to discuss the options for an inspirational and eye-opening lecture or workshop at your event.

In an era when companies struggle to be innovative and creative, compete on talent, and constantly look for the next big thing, Nir inspires listeners to think differently about innovation and creativity, emphasizing the shift in mindset required of business professionals in order to lead in the future. Two of his major topics are:

Renaissance of Renaissance Thinking – Why Business Needs The Art

In this session, Nir advocates the connection between business success and renaissance thinking – combining the brain of a scientist with the empathy and sensibility of an artist. Using examples of leaders in the business world that have already capitalized on the synergy of art and science, he raises questions such as: is it the balance between the right brain and the left brain that made this person or company successful? How can we accomplish this balance? Why should we do it? These questions help to initiate a change in paradigm.

Why Business Innovation May Come From The Art

In this session, Nir explores the impact that art has on the innovation process. Through examples from the past and resent of companies such as Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), he shows how art can be utilized in the development of both products and innovation skills, why art and science work together, and how companies can use this connection to add innovation to their toolkit.

The topics above include some of the major themes I am asked to speak on, but they are by no means the
only themes I speak on. I have also done niche keynotes around specific topics. If you have an idea for a session that isn’t listed above, please contact me and we can explore it.

“Art is Not Supposed to Repeat What You Know. It is Supposed to Ask Questions”

Kutlug Ataman

“Art Without Engineering is Dreaming. Engineering Without Art is Calculating.”

Steven K. Roberts

“I Think Great Artists and Great Engineers are Similar, in That They Both Have a Desire to Express Themselves.”

Steve Jobs

“Entrepreneurship is an Art Not a Job”

Steve Blank

“Entrepreneurs Are The Artists of The Business World”

Kevin Daum