How to Be Creative in Our Modern World

On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 the members of the Golden Gate Breakfast Club in San Francisco will host Alfonso Montuori speaking about how to be creative in the modern world. Alfonso is one of my friends, first introduced to me by my brother Robert Fripp. In you live in San Francisco and like to get up early to have your mind stimulated we will be at the Marines Memorial Club on the 21st at 7:10am. Breakfast is 7:30am program at 8:00am.

Enjoy this preview:


Leonardo. Newton. Einstein. Van Gogh. Picasso. The lone genius used to represent the epitome of human creativity. In the 21st century, things have changed. This is the story of how we have gone from the lone individual, the “great man,” to a networked world. A world where the who, how, when, and where of creativity are radically different. A world of grass-roots creativity, DIY, audience participation, YouTube sensations, Yelp critics, bloggers, bourgeois bohemians, a world where tech stars are the new rock stars. But it’s also more about women, collaboration, innovation, and creating our own lives. What does it all mean? Should we be worried? Excited? What lies ahead for us? Stay tuned for all this and more…

Alfonso Montuori
Alfonso Montuori

Alfonso Montuori is an educator, consultant, and musician. He is currently Professor at California Institute of Integral Studies, where he founded the Transformative Leadership M.A. and designed the Transformative Studies Ph.D. He has been Distinguished Professor in the School of Fine Arts at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, and in 1985-1986 taught at the Central South University in Hunan, China. A dual US-Italian citizen, Alfonso was born in the Netherlands and grew up living in Lebanon, Greece, and England. A graduate of the University of London, while living there he worked for Scotland Yard and as a professional musician. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on creativity and innovation, the future, complexity theory, and leadership, and on the editorial board of numerous academic journals, including World Futures. Alfonso is also a consultant in the areas of creativity, innovation and leadership development whose clients have included NetApp, Training Vision (Singapore), Omnitel-Olivetti (Italy) and Procter & Gamble. Today he continues to be an active musician, producer, and voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMYS) in partnership with his wife, jazz singer Kitty Margolis.

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