Workshop: Renaissance of Renaissance Thinking – Austin
“Entrepreneurs are The Artists of The Business World” is one of Nir Hindi’s favorite quotations. In his various talks and workshops, he invites us to return to Renaissance thinking – combining art with engineering, science, and technology.
In this double session, you will have the opportunity not only to learn about the connection between art and business but also to practice one of the skills required in innovation.
In the first part, “A Renaissance of Renaissance Thinking – Why Business Needs The Arts,” Nir advocates the connection between business success and renaissance thinking. By revealing trends and upcoming changes in the world, he highlights the importance of being creative and adopting, what he calls, The Artistic Mindset. Using examples of leaders in the business world that have already capitalized on art and creativity, he raises questions that help to initiate a change in paradigm and break the ice between business professionals and the creative world.
In the second part, we will practice observation, the fundamental skill required in innovation. We look but we don’t see and that is a difference, he claims. In this workshop, we will practice observation, see the implementation in business and get some tips how to practice by ourselves.
A “mind-blowing journey to the importance of art in business”, “game changer session” and “unconventional and one of the most unique talks I have ever attended” to name a few of the comments from his listeners.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Originally from Tel-Aviv, Israel and currently based in Madrid, Spain, Nir Hindi is an entrepreneur who, though rooted in the world of technology and business, always has one foot in the creative world. He is the founder of The Artian, an innovative company that empowers organizations and leads them to be more original by using a special training based on a unique method that adopts practices, processes, and techniques from the art world and integrates artistic thinking into the business and entrepreneurship worlds.
He is a part of the training professionals of Financial Times|IE Corporate Learning Alliance and a mentor and visiting professor in IE Business School Executive Education where he teaches Creativity for Sustainable Business Growth, a guest lecturer at the Master for Design and Innovation in IED (Istituto Eurpoeo di Design), where he lectures on entrepreneurship for creative fields. He has given talks at conferences and academic institutions such as South Summit, IN3, Barcelona Design Center, Department of Innovation in Bar-Ilan University, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and The School of Design at the College of Management in Israel.
Moreover, in the monthly Art & Tech event series he initiated, tech entrepreneurs, designers, artists, and business professionals come together. With years of experience in entrepreneurship and starting few ventures, he is now a mentor in few startups programs in Spain and Israel.