David Chan

quote-marksDavid Chan

Commercial Director Peter Drucker Society London & Director of Information Leadership Network Cass Business School.

“Crazy is …”

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE A MAVERICK?

“Somebody who is viewed by other people in the group to be different in some ways. Whether it’s the way that they behave, the way they think. It’s somebody who’s not following the convention; the normal convention. The easiest way to say, not so much as a maverick, somebody who’s a non-conformist. Somebody who prefers to explore different ways of doing something and different viewpoints.”

DAVID’S BIO

David Chan is Commercial Director of the Peter Drucker Society London.  As part of a team that created the DSL, I have assumed executive responsibility for commercial activities including revenue generation, sponsorships etc. The Drucker Society London is an affiliate of the Drucker Society Europe, dedicated to putting into action what we have learned from the work of Peter Drucker about management and leadership for the benefit of society as a whole. We aim to inspire a shift in management culture that renews the role of enterprise towards a future aligned with societal purpose and true value.The Society provides a membership hub for people who are enthusiastic about the possibility of regenerating the role of management and entrepreneurship as forces for good. Information and initiatives relating to Peter Drucker will be made available to next generation leaders as well as current management.

David is also Director, Information Leadership Network at Cass Business School  His expertise is that of being a generalist with a deep understanding of effectively exploiting technology. He is a published writer, commentator, educator and likes to think of himself as a thought leader.  His interests are in how enterprises can be more effectively managed and directed; how external environments influence the internal arrangements of enterprises; and, how biological and complexity science can be applied to the art of management. He is  currently trying to figure out how we can improve the Digital Skills of Non-IT Leaders.

WHY DAVID WAS INTERVIEWED

I came across David via the Drucker Society London and reached out to him for an interview, only to find that he worked at Cass Business School who I was doing my Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership with.

HOW ARE CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION RELATED TO BEING A MAVERICK?

Early interview so question not asked.

IS THERE ANYONE WHO’S A MAVERICK THAT INSPIRES YOU?

Julian Assange journalist, computer programmer, activist.  Beethoven pianist and composer.   Steve Jobs the American information technology entrepreneur and inventor.  Nelson Mandela, civil rights activist and Former President South Africa.

KEY LEARN FROM INTERVIEW

‘Wondering whether mavericks are our equivalent of the path of evolution.’

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