The Other 15%: The art of innovation in business

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom

December 7, 2016: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join us for John Michael Schert final appearance at Chicago Booth in London which concludes his three-year tenure as Chicago Booth's inaugural Visiting Artist and Social Entrepreneur.


Chicago Booth
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
London, United Kingdom

Event Details

The importance of innovation in today's chaotic business world is integral to sustaining competitive advantage. In the last decade, innovation has become a motto and core business practice that dominates annual strategy sessions, brainstorms or management thinking, and rightly so. No matter what sector, market or category, the laser-like focus within companies on profit and losses results in 85% of business looking and feeling the same. It is that last 15%, the home stretch, that differentiates companies and allows them to excel in the global marketplace.

But, how do we activate innovation in teams or in the workplace? How do we get managers to believe in innovation – up or down the corporate ladder? What are the change agents that shift company mindset and help ward off market disrupters?

In his final appearance at the London campus and marking the conclusion of his three-year tenure as Chicago Booth's inaugural Visiting Artist and Social Entrepreneur, John Michael Schert will draw on his experience as a professional ballet dancer, arts executive and management consultant to discuss how the creative process can be translated into innovative thinking for the corporate world.

Joined by John Mulholland, Senior Innovation Director at Prophet consultancy and a visionary in his field, you will walk away with a new lens through which to tackle demands for creative thinking and innovation and learn about ways to reimagine business innovation strategy.

Please register now and join us for this provocative discussion to gain new tools for understanding innovation and the opportunity to hear personal stories illustrative of 'the other 15%'.

18:30 Arrival & Registration
19:00 Fireside Chat & Discussion
20:00 Networking Reception

The Big Question: Does your company need an artist?


No Charge


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Deadline: 12/7/2016


Jane Delbene