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Nov 2015 - Stanford Professor & Author Tina Seelig: Unleash Your Hidden Creativity

Thursday, November 12, 2015 Industry Leadership Series

Tina SeeligThe need to harness creativity and spark innovation impacts everyone, both in the workplace and home life. When faced with an obstacle or challenge, creative thinking helps to reframe the problem, challenge assumptions, ask the right questions, and leverage existing resources. Dr. Tina Seelig, professor at the Stanford University School of Engineering, is so passionate about helping people unleash their entrepreneurial spirit that she recently published a book about it, “Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World.”

During her 15 years of teaching creativity and innovation, Dr. Tina Seelig has developed a framework called Inventure Cycle. The Inventure Cycle provides a clear set of vocabulary and definitions related to creativity and innovation that can be applied to all types of situations. Whether you are leading a team, starting your own business, or a member of a larger organization, Dr. Tina Seelig Inventure Cycle will encourage you to approach problems differently and to take your ideas and bring them to life.


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PRESENTER

Dr. Tina Seelig

Dr. Tina Seelig is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) at Stanford University. She is also the Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), the entrepreneurship center at Stanford University's School of Engineering. She teaches courses on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in MS&E and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) at Stanford.

In 2014, Dr. Seelig was honored with the SVForum Visionary Award, and in 2009 she received the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering education. She also received the 2014 MS&E Award for Graduate Teaching, the 2008 National Olympus Innovation Award, and the 2005 Stanford Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Dr. Seelig has written 16 popular science books and educational games. Her newest book, published by HarperCollins in May 2015, is "Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World." She also wrote "inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity" (2012) and "What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20" (2009).

Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Seelig worked as an entrepreneur starting her own multimedia company, management consultant, author, and scientist. Dr. Seelig received her Ph.D. from Stanford University Medical School in 1985 where she studied Neuroscience.

Dr. Seelig was recently named by Business Insider as one of the most impressive professors at Stanford.

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