Tina Seelig teaches innovation and entrepreneurship and is passionate about creative problem-solving.
Why you should listen
Tina Seelig is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. She is also a faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, the entrepreneurship center at Stanford School of Engineering. Trained as a neuroscientist, with a PhD from Stanford School of Medicine, Seelig has always been interested in how we think, especially how we come up with bold new ideas.
Seelig runs several fellowship programs that focus on entrepreneurial leadership and teaches classes in the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, also know as the d.school. Her highly-experiential classes are crafted to explore factors that contribute to creativity and innovation in individuals and groups within organizations, with an emphasis on how to frame and reframe problems, challenge assumptions, and generate innovative ideas.
After earning her PhD, Seelig was a management consultant and entrepreneur. She is the author of 17 books, including What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20, inGenius and Creativity Rules. She is the recipient of the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering education, as well as the Olympus Innovation Award and the Silicon Valley Visionary Award.