Pro-Circuit Coaches


18 Feb 1-2PM

Imagenius: INNOVATION 101




Social Innovation 101 & using the innovation vortex as a tool for possibility thinking


“They say innovation comes from the most unusual places. I come from the Rock n Roll world of writing music for beauty pageants, Off West End musicals, and ringtones. After sitting through countless conferences working as a sound engineer, the missing link between keynote speaker and corporate entertainment became obvious: A corporate cabaret making innovation principles accessible to all. That didn’t work at all. So I read a few more books on the subject before writing my own: 'LOGICAL STUPIDITY - INNOVATION by navigating through nonsense’ (Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,240,482 ), which dealt with the psychology of innovation /PIFYAFFING: Pulling Ideas From Your Aspirations For Financial Gain. After this didn’t work out I became an expert on failure, specialising in Errorthoughtical Engineering - using multiple types of failure as a source of innovation. My navigation through nonsense is loads of fun and full of laughs but it's also a lightbulb moment in creativity. It teaches how to access the creative soul within each of us, by showing off both outrageous and serious products from the future and the thinking process that lead to them.”


Why do you want to be part of UCT Upstarts? “Having run business idea generation workshops for, it’s clear that big ideas start young - they just need a forum to turn their frustrations into startups.”

HOW DO YOU ‘IMAGINE A NEW AFRICA’? “How do you make the upstart mindset accessible to as many as possible in order to bring down the shocking youth unemployment stats? #UCTupstarts.”