quote-marksMichael Tippett

Founder Wantoo

“Crazy is what they call it when your bold plan fails. Bold is what they call it when your crazy plan succeeds.”

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE A MAVERICK?

“Someone who has an original way of approaching a problem and thinking through what that solution might be. So instead of taking the conventional path they do something different.”

MICHEAL’S BIO

Michael Tippett is a 2 time Emmy nominee who has founded and managed several early stage tech companies in New York and Vancouver. He is Founder of Wantoo which uses mobile technology to predict what’s next.  Micheal is Co Founder of Startland helping Syrians get connected to the local start up scene by providing technical training, equipment and access to start ups.  Founder of Tippett.org.  He is Advisor at the School of Journalism [Digital Media] at the University of British Columbia and a Board Member of The Upside Foundation of Canada an exciting venture that lets Canadian start ups give back to our society.  Previously Michael was Director of New Products at Hootsuite [his role when interviewed] and many other roles supporting start ups.

WHY MICHAEL WAS INTERVIEWED

Micheal was recommended to me by Mark Busse Director of Creativity and Engagement at HMCA Architecture and Design who I had already interviewed.  Micheal is fun, genuine, honest and brave.

HOW ARE CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION RELATED TO BEING A MAVERICK?

“If you’re doing something that hasn’t been done before it requires that you kind of create it from nothing or your experience. Maverick and innovation is almost the same thing; it’s about novelty and creating something innovative, new and untested.”

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

George Simpson Governor-in-Chief of the Hudson’s Bay Company during the period of its greatest power.

KEY LEARN FROM INTERVIEW

“Often when rules are strict that’s when you get really creative. Innovation, think about Twitter, Twitter is the most constrained medium in the world. 140 characters and then you think about all the innovations that have happened within that small space – so rules can be good.”

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