Interview with Beau Lotto – Professor of Neuroscience, Author, and Entrepreneur

EPISODE 19

Beau Lotto is a neuroscientist and world-renowned expert in perception. His research explores the ways in which we experience the world through our own versions of reality – and he has helped brands like Cirque du Soleil, Microsoft, and L’oreal gain valuable, science-backed insights into their businesses and customers. As Beau puts it, “the brain never sees the world as it actually is, only the world that is useful to see.” By illuminating these principles of perception, he has helped individuals and companies completely transform their approach to creativity and innovation.

He is a three-time main stage TED Speaker and is also the founder of the world’s first neuro-design studio, Lab of Misfits. Part lab, part creative studio, Lab of Misfits takes a disruptive approach to research, partnering with brands to blend science, art, and performance to explore pivotal principles in current culture.

He is also a best-selling author, and his latest book, Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently, explores the surprising science of creativity and unveils the unexpected relationship between perception, reality, and innovation.

Beau has spoken at the G8, Google’s Zeitgeist, Wired, Oslo Freedom Forum, Big Think and contributed to the BBC, National Geographic, Netflix, and PBS – and in this episode of The Leadership Standard podcast hosted by TEC Speaker and branding expert Gair Maxwell, he provides listeners with the framework to expertly navigate periods of uncertainty, how to strategically approach personal and professional problems, and how to successfully inspire innovation within their teams.

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The Leadership Standard, hosted by TEC Canada speaker and branding expert Gair Maxwell, explores real-life stories from leaders all across the business spectrum. It’s an intimate discovery of how they shift between triumphs, struggles, failures, disruptions and future opportunities. Each episode is a revealing conversation about the life of business and the business of life; up close and personal in a way that leaves both the audience and the guest surprised by what they uncover.

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