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Chris Flink

November 11, 2009, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center
ITW (1.350)
2133 Sheridan Rd. Evanston , IL 60208

Growth and Adventure in a Lousy Job Market

Chris Flink, IDEO partner and Associate Professor at Stanford University, encourages friends and especially students to invent.

Chris will share a few ancient personal stories and discuss how independently pursuing your own ideas can build confidence, breadth, empathy, as well as your resume/portfolio. Lessons learned on even the most modest entrepreneurial endeavors may help form the foundation for diverse careers in design, innovation and business.

Chris is a partner at IDEO and currently heads its largest practice, Consumer Experience Design, for the eastern United States. He believes innovation is a team sport. After more than a dozen years with IDEO, he remains in awe of his insanely talented colleagues and continues to revel in good, daunting interdisciplinary challenges. At IDEO he has led relationships and diverse programs in collaboration with such clients as Target, Motorola, P&G, Palm/Handspring, OXO, PepsiCo, and Apple. With an approach that integrates design, engineering and business perspectives, he has helped companies realize growth opportunities, shape strategy, and guide a broad range of successful consumer products to market.

Co-sponsored by the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Segal Design Institute.

Contact Phillip Jacob at 847-467-3533 or pjacob@northwestern.edu for further questions.