Tina Seelig teaches innovation and entrepreneurship and is passionate about creative problem-solving.

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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 20inGenius 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.

Tina Seelig’s TED talk

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Ideas from the intersections: A night of talks from TED and Brightline

June 12, 2018

At the intersections where we meet and collaborate, we can pool our collective wisdom to seek solutions to the world’s greatest problems. But true change begs for more than incremental steps and passive reactions — we need to galvanize transformation to create our collective future. To celebrate the effort of bold thinkers building a better […]

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