Jennifer Thompson | Jan. 12 | Business Leaders Breakfast Forum


January 12, 2018


7:30 am to 9:00 am


Lurie LLP,2501 Wayzata Blvd.

Event Description

Being deviant, doesn’t just sound like fun and a little irreverent, it will increase creativity, innovation, and profits. True innovation has no competition. Innovation is a Top 5 priority for executives and most have no idea what it means to be truly innovative. Explore how to start your deviant journey and find real innovation.

What is Deviant Thinking?

  • It is having the guts to be “Remarkably Different” vs. “Marginally Better”
  • It is breaking the rules. Remember the rules are all made up anyway.
  • It is expanding your possibilities to beyond what you thought possible.

What will you learn:

  • The neurological reasons why innovative thinking is so difficult. And why we have trouble with innovative thinking even though we all say want more of it.
  • How to rewire your brain and your company to expand your innovation.
  • The reasons why brainstorming doesn’t work and what to do instead.

Speaker: Jennifer Thompson

About the speaker

Jennifer Thompson is a little bit sassy, a whole lot of deviant, and a bunch of fun! Jennifer’s goal is to change the world through promoting love of deviant ideas. She believes in being “remarkably different” verses “marginally better” than the competition.

Innovation is identified as a top priority among executives. Most have no idea how to innovate. Most hope it will magically happen, and that innovation can be created by simply telling their teams to be innovative. Jennifer is here to share why being deviant doesn’t just sound like fun, it is necessary for your company to survive in the future. And how you can take steps to create an environment where innovation can thrive.

As a champion for Deviant Thinking, she spreads the word about how being deviant will positively impact the world. Her website provokes conversation and champions innovation.

Jennifer’s experience includes being a serial entrepreneur and leading one of the most creative teams in America at Target Corporation.

Jennifer was recently honored by being chosen by Microsoft, as one of 50 innovative thinker’s helping to shape the future of work. a Jennifer is a contributor to Forbes on innovation and the workplace.