Expert in creativity and its application to improve productivity
James Taylor M.B.A. F.R.S.A. - who started his career managing high profile rock stars - is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity and innovation. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEOs, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, and leaders from Silicon Valley to Singapore on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity. The main topics he discusses in his talks all revolve around creativity and how to improve as a company or as an individual through the development of creativity.
As the founder of C. SCHOOL™ and the host of multiple global summits, James, has personally interviewed over 500 of the world’s leading creative minds including Silicon Valley tech CEOs, New York Times bestselling authors, and artificial intelligence pioneers. Hundreds of thousands of people in over 120 countries have learned about creativity and innovation through his online courses, videos, media interviews and keynote speeches.
James Taylor’s clients have included Fortune Global 500 companies, government policy makers, industry associations, and he was recently the subject of a 30-minute BBC documentary about his life and work. He was awarded the S.D. Southern Prize from Canadian energy services company ATCO, the Award for Excellent from Geneva Group International and named 'ONTRApreneur of the Year’ from U.S. business and marketing automation leaders ONTRAPORT.
James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (F.R.S.A.) whose Fellows have included global innovators and leaders including President Benjamin Franklin, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Bob Dylan, Adam Smith, Nelson Mandela, and Professor Stephen Hawking.
2014 Noble Economist and Chairman, Toulouse School of Economics
Vice President Innovation and Creativity Walt Disney Company (2011-2017)
Director of Global Indicators Group at the World Bank Group.
One of the world’s top branding and messaging experts.
Professor of Management and Strategy. Expert on Globalization.
Expert in capital markets, private equity and rapid growth companies and Chairman at Newport Board Group
Best Selling Author: The Black Swan
Global Apple Vicepresident (2014-2017). CEO of ToJoy Shared Holding Group