Matthew Syed is an exceptional speaker and regularly presents at events for both corporate bodies and not-for-profit organisations. He is consistently rated among the top business and educational speakers in the UK. He delivers presentations on performance, strategy and mindset, as well as providing tailored events to businesses and organisations looking to get an edge in performance.
Black Box Thinking - Learning From Our Mistakes
What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? Dave Brailsford’s Team Sky and the aviation industry? And what’s the connection between inventor James Dyson and footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.
Whether developing a new product, honing a core skill or just trying to get a critical decision right, Black Box Thinkers aren’t afraid to face up to mistakes. In fact, they see failure as the ultimate way to learn. Rather than denying their mistakes, blaming others or attempting to spin their way out of trouble, these institutions and individuals interrogate errors as part of their future strategy for success.
How many of us, hand on heart, can say that we have such a healthy relationship with failure? Learning from failure has the status of a cliché, however Black Box Thinking reveals the astonishing story behind the most powerful method of learning known to mankind; revealing the arsenal of techniques wielded by some of the world’s most innovative organisations.
Their lessons can be applied across every field – from sport to education, from business to health. Using gripping case studies, exclusive interviews and really practical takeaways, Matthew Syed explores how to turn failure into success, and shows us how we can all become better ‘Black Box Thinkers’.
Over the last 12 months, Matthew has been booked by many of the most innovative and forward-thinking organisations in the world, including Goldman Sachs, Arsenal FC, Vodafone, Rolls Royce, BP, McKinsey, Alliance Bernstein, Oxford University, Saracens, McLaren, Deutsche Bank, Morrisons, T-Mobile, Genentech, Orange, the Premier League, United Bank of Switzerland, the England and Wales Cricket Board, Westminster School, Freshfields, and Proctor and Gamble.