Welcome back to the Bouncebackability Podcast with Simon Ursell and Rusty Earnshaw. Today we are joined by a very special guest, Kirk Vallis, Global Head of creative Capability Development at Google. We delve into some fascinating topics, including - the intersection of AI and creativity; the power of experimentation as a catalyst for safer and more ambitious goals, and the concept of Ten X thinking.
Kirk has spent the last 11 years at Google, developing innovation frameworks, but more importantly, helping colleagues navigate the right behaviours, mindset and techniques to unlock fresh thinking.
He consults and speaks for organisations around the world, recently working with organisations such as Adidas, Mastercard and Fidelity. Kirk is a proud ambassador for Moving Ahead and the 30% Club, driving greater diversity and inclusion at all levels within top companies.
If you’re interested in using creative problem-solving to out-think your competitors and elevate your organisation, this episode is for you.
[00:04:49] AI and creativity - can it surpass humans in its ability to be creative?
[00:15:34] Experimentation breeds safer and more ambitious goals.
[00:21:58] Learning from mistakes, Ten X thinking, resilience and importance of spirit and mindset.
[00:27:38] The importance of reflection, signposting, and external perspectives.
[00:48:34] Embracing failure playfully; it upgrades human resilience.
You can connect with Kirk here:
LinkedIn: Kirk Vallis | LinkedIn
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