BiographyI teach 'Leadership, Teams and Scalability' in the MBA (Entrepreneurship) Program at UTS Business School in Sydney, Australia. I am an internationally-recognized philosopher and action educator with over 10 years experience working in social entrepreneurship, startup innovation and entrepreneurial leadership development.
My recent book, Hacker Culture and the New Rules of Innovation (Routledge 2018), explores the impact of software hacking and startup entrepreneurship on 21st century business innovation, and how companies can learn from hackers to build thriving innovation ecosystems.
I have a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sydney and an MA in Philosophy (1st class) from the University of Auckland. In 2014, I served as a cofounder and Board Member for One Million Acts of Innovation (Australia), a not-for-profit campaign promoting innovation culture. I have developed and run workshops for companies including AMP, Salesforce, Stockland, WorkClub, Hub Australia and the School of Life. I have presented on philosophy, creativity, and innovation culture at F5 (New York), In the Room (Sydney), the DiG Festival (Newcastle), and Creative Sydney, and delivered interviews for CNN (Online), The Australian Financial Review, BRW, ABC Radio, and Radio National Philosopher’s Zone.
My other works include writing the collaborative short film, ‘Coalition of the Willing’ (2010). ‘Coalition of the Willing’ won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Hampton International Film Festival, Best Short Film at the 2012 San Francisco Green Film Festival, and Best Environmental Short at 2011 FlickerFest, Sydney.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Entrepreneurial leadership, startups, hacker culture, innovation