Shane Snow is an award-winning entrepreneur, explorer and journalist who has helped expose gun traffickers and government corruption, explored abandoned buildings and sewers around the world, eaten only ice cream for weeks in the name of science, and taught hundreds of thousands of people to work better through his books, including the #1 business bestseller Dream Teams.
Snow speaks globally about innovation and human behavior, has performed comedy on Broadway, and has been in the running for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism. His writing has appeared in GQ, Fast Company, Wired, The New Yorker, and more. He is currently a board member of the media technology company Contently, and the investigative journalism nonprofit The Hatch Institute.
The greatest breakthroughs in history have always happened through teamwork—when people have linked arms, stood on the shoulders of giants and become more than the sum of their parts.
And yet, we’ve all experienced how difficult it can often be to work together with others—especially when we see things differently.
Shane is a Pulitzer-Prize-nominated journalist, and the bestselling author of several books, including his most recent: Dream Teams, which is about the art and science of making breakthroughs together.
From the pre-historic days when we sat around campfires, to our modern world of newspapers and Netflix, storytelling has always been a core part of our lives.
And it turns out that there’s a lot of fascinating science behind this—science that explains both why stories are so good at helping us remember and care about things, as well as how stories can impact our organizations—from leadership to marketing to creativity.
Breakthroughs in business and science have always had something in common. Nobody ever changed the world by doing the same thing over and over again and expecting things to change. We change the world by thinking differently.
And yet, in our own work and lives, it’s much easier to say, “think different” than to actually do it.
Shane’s research and writing on innovation has helped millions of people work better and think differently, and now we’re going to learn how to do the same.