Alan Moore is an established educator and a practitioner who possesses a unique grasp on the changes that are reshaping our world, and insight on how to transform organisations and businesses to thrive in a non-linear one. Alan has worked with a wide range of leading educational and corporate institutions around the world, sharing his extensive knowledge and insights on innovation and transformation in the form of advising, teaching, workshops and keynote speaking.
Alan is the inspiration of a number of innovative businesses, including the creation of a crowdfunding platform, and he sits on the “board of inspiration” at the Dutch Think Tank Freedom Lab. He is also a board-level strategy advisor to organisations in finance, legal, mobile, theatre and the travel industries, as well as for the NGO Ushahidi dedicated to humanitarian crisis management. He also mentors on the UK Techstars entrepreneurial programme.
Alan is the author of No Straight Lines: making sense of our non-linear world, which describes how our institutions, organisations and economies were conceived, designed and built for a much simpler and a more linear world. Overwhelmed by complexity, these entities have become severely disrupted and unsustainable. There is an urgent need to transform these corner stones of our societies by better design.
In No Straight Lines, Alan demonstrates how this can be achieved. A non-linear world has significant implications for leadership, strategy, and innovation – and the design of organisations and economic models as a whole. Today’s and tomorrow’s executives and leaders face a complex design challenge in transforming existing organisations and economies to this world. They must be able to thrive in a world of constant change and be capable of creating and leading agile organisations that deliver higher performance with lower input costs. Leading educational institutions cannot afford not to teach them these vital skills.