Rubens Filho is a man not afraid of change. He was a lawyer, then a creative director for many years. Now Rubens is an entrepreneur, innovator, CEO and Director of Spells at Abracademy. He believes the world needs magic. Abracademy wants to change the way companies think by helping them understand the magic of their people. Using magic (yes, real magic!) as a tool, Abracademy helps people and teams connect, and collaborate. They're putting belief and wonder back into business.
Tiu de Haan – idea doula (#129)
Tiu de Haan is an Oxford-educated creative facilitator, imaginative mentor and ritual designer, specializing in reminding people how to shift their perspective to see the magic in the mundane. Her talks, workshops and unique curated experiential adventures are all about creating moments of meaning that connect us to ourselves, each other, and our own creativity. She has worked with Google, the World Economic Foundation, L’Oreal and the UN, and collaborates with world-leading neuroscientists, quantum physicists and chemists to create experiences that wake up our sense of wonder. She is also consults for global brands on rituals for beauty, food and wellbeing, as well as creating bespoke rituals for times of transition for individuals, communities and organizational change. Her Tedx talk ‘why we still need ritual’ is about the art of celebrating the transitions of life, love and death and has had over 20k views.
Steve Houghton-Burnett – business disruptor (#93)
Steve is a natural disruptor... If there was a BIG RED BUTTON that says "DON'T PRESS" he just wouldn't be able to help himself. He has an entrepreneurial background having started one of the first Internet Access Providers in the UK. He now spends his time speaking on the topics of Perceptive Leadership and Change and last year launched a scientifically and statistically robust Perception Assessment tool.
Yesim Kunter – play expert (#75)
Yesim Kunter is a play expert and a futurist. As a consultant she develops “playful” experiences for Fortune 500 Companies, Universities, and Communities by applying ‘Play Philosophy’ to products, lectures, environments, communities, culture creation and market research with future scoping. She has developed ‘PlaytoInnovate® Workshops’ in order to train organizations with diverse backgrounds from kids to professionals for leveraging Creative Thinking and held talks at prestigious conferences such as World Innovation Convention, TEDx. Previous to her consultancy she had worked for Toys R Us, Lego and Hasbro as a play futurist.
Interview 24. – Peter de Jager
A globally recognized speaker known for insightful, provocative and entertaining keynotes, presentations and workshops. He’s written for 100s of publications including the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal and Scientific American. He’s spoken in 40+ countries including the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Mark Setteducati – magical inventor (#19)
Magician and Inventor of games, puzzles and magic. Companies worldwide have marketed over fifty of his creations, including "Magic Works", "Jigazo Puzzle" and "Rubik's Game". He is the Author of "The Magic Show", an interactive book of magic published by Workman Publishing. In 2014 the Academy of Magical Arts awarded Setteducati a Creative Fellowship and honorary lifetime membership to The Magic Castle.
Stuart Nolan – deceptive technology (#13)
Unique performances that combine traditional disciplines of impossibility with original research into how we are deceived by language and gesture. Consulting, training, and facilitation. Mostly in technology development, tricky thinking, physical deception, attention control, and impossible innovation.