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Paul Sloane is an entertaining, thought-provoking, motivational speaker and a recognized expert on lateral thinking, innovation, crowdsourcing and leadership.

Paul is the author of 20 books on lateral puzzles, creativity, innovation and leadership. Over 2 million copies of his books have been sold. He was described in the Independent as the ‘King of Lateral Thinking Puzzles.’ He is an expert facilitator, link presenter and course leader. He gives after-dinner talks and keynote addresses. His talks offer a unique blend of puzzling challenges, humour and hard-hitting business messages.His workshops and innovation camps provide practical techniques to improve leadership and innovation. Clients include Amdocs, Bayer, Bertelsmann, Microsoft, Reckitt Benckiser, GSK, Swarovski and Unilever. Paul took a first in Engineering at Cambridge. He joined IBM where he came top of Sales School. He was part of the team that launched the IBM PC in the UK. He went on to be MD of the database leaders, Ashton-Tate. He became VP International for MathSoft Inc. and CEO of Monactive Ltd. His books include The Innovative Leader, A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing, and How to be a Brilliant Thinker, all published by Kogan Page. His articles on innovation and leadership have appeared in leading business publications. His inspirational talks on innovation, creative thinking and leadership, described as ‘rocket fuel for the business brain’, have proved popular with conference audiences worldwide.