Paul Sloane is an entertaining, thought-provoking, motivational keynote speaker and a recognised expert on lateral thinking, innovation, crowd sourcing and leadership. He is the author of over 25 books on lateral puzzles, creativity, innovation and leadership. Over 2 million copies of his books have been sold. He was described in the Independent as the ‘King of Lateral Thinking Puzzles'.
He is an expert conference facilitator, link presenter and course leader. Paul's talks offer a unique blend of puzzling challenges, humour and hard-hitting business messages. His workshops and innovation camps provide practical techniques to improve leadership and innovation. Clients include Bayer, Bertelsmann, Microsoft, Reckitt Benckiser, GSK, Nike, Swarovski and Unilever.
Paul Sloane was born in Scotland and educated at St Joseph's College, Blackpool and Trinity Hall, Cambridge where he took a first in Engineering. He worked for 11 years at IBM, where he was part of the team that launched the IBM PC in the UK. Paul then became UK Managing Director for Ashton-Tate and VP International for Mathsoft Inc. He was the head of the Innovation Unit at the British Quality Foundation.
Paul's books include The Innovative Leader, A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing, and How to be a Brilliant Thinker. His articles on innovation and leadership have appeared in leading business publications. His inspirational talks on innovation, creative thinking and leadership, described as ‘rocket fuel for the business brain', have proved popular with conference audiences worldwide.