Larry robertson
About me
Name: Larry
Identifier: Innovation Advisor
Supporting roles: 

Favorite vacation: the next one
An uncommon book rec: 
The Secret Knowledge of Water, Craig Childs 

Favorite ‘now’ quote: 
  Where there are waves, 
  there’s an ocean.
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Short Videos you oughta See
your verse
changing education
talks to stretch your mind
Embrace the Shake
Do Schools Kill Creativity
Visualizing Ourselves
Where Good Ideas Come From
World Peace

Larry Robertson is the 8-time award-winning author of

A Deliberate Pause: Entrepreneurship and its Moment in Human Progress and the founder of two ventures, one for-profit and one non. He is a highly respected thought leader in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, advising individuals and organizations across a broad spectrum. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed book The Language of Man: Learning to Speak Creativity, newly released by Daymark Press in the fall of 2016. In its first eight months The Language of Man has garnered 8 additional awards of its own.


Larry is a columnist for Inc. Magazine and for The Creativity Post and a guest columnist for Productive Flourishing. He has been featured on MSNBC, AdAge, SmartBrief, and in numerous podcasts.

Larry is a graduate of Stanford University and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a former Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

In short, he’s an innovation advisor.

In short...


That’s the quick and formal bio for me - conveniently offered in the third person to make that clear. If you’re interested, you can find a longer bio at LinkedIn (a medium I use mainly for business, so the bio there will have that twist to it).

But right here, right now you might be interested in that last line about me in my standard bio above - why, you might wonder, do I call myself an innovation advisor?

Besides being different, which I like, it’s a term that to my thinking represents the sum of all the parts, pieces, roles, and experiences I bring to each new endeavor. You see, the reality is that I’m rarely occupying just one space at any one time. Instead, I’m constantly crossing those ‘borders’ - the boundaries or edges if you like - that we all too often and too easily assume surround any one activity, role, or field.

Back in the day they called such border crossers ‘polymaths’ - those who lived across fields, and jobs, and bases of knowledge, and worlds. It turns out that operating that way is a really helpful habit when it comes to creativity. Moving across borders, seeing things from different angles, and constantly growing from your experiences makes you a heck of a lot more innovative than were you to stay in one place.

That’s where the “innovation” part of my ‘umbrella moniker’ comes from. The “advisor” part refers to the fact that what I find most fulfilling in life and what I strive to offer - be it in a book, venture, or otherwise - is insight that makes you more fully you. Be it the little slice of ‘you’ represented by your project or organization, or the big ‘you’ of you as a human being, I strive to be a catalyst to your progress and - through you - to be a catalyst for human progress.

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