Sarah Stein Greenberg’s love of design-based solutions began in childhood as the daughter of a gifted tinkerer and fixer. She often had a screwdriver or wrench in her hand, helping her father take things apart and rebuild them. Since then, she has nurtured a passion for rethinking, creating and exploring how things work.
As executive director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University (known as Stanford’s d.school), she leads students, faculty and other innovative thinkers who come together to work on open-ended creative problems. She describes herself as ‘the person who sets the conditions for other people’s creative abilities to emerge.’
A strong believer in small experiments and data-gathering, she is changing the way students and teachers think about learning. She is also using her creative approach to tackle world issues such as climate change and housing affordability.
In this enlightening episode of Chatter That Matters, Stein Greenberg talks about the role design plays in problem-solving and strategy, and walks listeners through some of her favourite exercises in her book: Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create and Lead in Unconventional ways. Finally, she offers advice for moving forward in times of uncertainty and shares tools needed to feel positive and empowered through periods of change.
Tony Chapman created the Chatter That Matters podcast to counter the storm of negativity and impossibility with true stories of ordinary people who do extraordinary things. He chats with Olympians, Advocates, Celebrities, Leaders, and people who battled what seemed like insurmountable odds.
In doing, listeners hear life lessons that inspire all of us to do more and to be more, to help us get to where we need, want and deserve to go. RBC is the presenting sponsor.
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