A Blueprint for Serendipity: The Secret to Continuous Innovation

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A Blueprint for Serendipity: The Secret to Continuous Innovation

Regardless of our best-laid plans, it’s often the ideas and events that we least expect that end up mattering the most to us. This has never been truer than in today’s world of increasing complexity and interconnectedness. 

Serendipity—looking for one thing and finding another—is thus the root of most discovery in business, science, and the arts. Harnessing serendipity means being willing to follow unplanned paths when they emerge, without abandoning the deeper mission.

Thor Muller brings his experience as serial technology entrepreneur in Silicon Valley to expose the proven techniques and structures that enable small companies to find paths to greatness, and then avoid the “innovators dilemma” once they’re the size of Google, Pixar and Amazon. In this talk he’ll introduce the "eight skills of planned serendipity” and illustrate with examples that will be relevant to the TQ community.


  • 18:00 - 18:15 - Walk-in
  • 18:15 - 18:45 - Talk begins
  • 18:45 - 19:05 - Q/A
  • 19:05 - 20:00 - Networking drinks


Thor will be giving the first 40 attendees a free signed copy of his New York Times bestselling book, Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business.