I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have a PhD in organizational psychology. My dissertation (2015) focused on how play fosters exploration and experimentation: Playing at Work: Organizational Play as a Facilitator of Creativity, pdf. I’m from California, but live in southern Sweden.
Museum of Failure
Museum of Failure is a collection of interesting innovation failures. The majority of all innovation projects fail and the museum showcases these failures to provide visitors a fascinating learning experience. The collection consists of over seventy failed products and services from around the world, and provides unique insight into the risky business of innovation. The museum is located in Helsingborg, Sweden.
Speaking engagements and workshops
My most popular keynote is: Learning from failure: lessons from the Museum of Failure. It’s wise to learn from their own mistakes but it’s even wiser to learn from other people’s mistakes! My workshops focus on improving the ability to learn from failure, and on how teams can build the climate of psychological safety that is essential for innovation. For larger events, the Museum of Failure is available as a pop-up museum.
And some of my books:
• Playful Office – brand new philosophy for designing workplaces. www.playfuloffice.com.
• Creativity Research: An Interdisciplinary and Multi-Disciplinary Research Handbook. Info.
• The Art of Happiness at Work – pdf Only in Swedish.
• Creativity: Theory and Practice. A university textbook in Swedish. info.