Fredrik Haren has quickly become one of the most talked-about names in the field of creativity. Based in Singapore, he is an accomplished author and speaker who has delivered over 1,000 presentations, lectures and workshops across 25 countries, focused on creativity, idea generation and entrepreneurship. He was voted Speaker of the Year in 2007 in Sweden and was nominated Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 by the Swedish magazine Shortcut and has received honorary mentions in the Innovative Thinker of the Year award, run by the Swedish Post Office’s small business magazine, You & Co. Fredrik is the founder of interesting.org, a company whose business idea is to do business from ideas!
Fredrik presents on a range of topics including: From the Information Age to the Innovation Age; Why business creativity will become even more important in the future; Why we are less creative than we think – but more creative than we can imagine! He punctuates his messages with a number of amusing examples to help the audience understand the value of thinking in new ways, yet appreciate just how difficult this is to accomplish.
Fredrik has worked with clients including ABB, American Express, China Mobile, China Telecom, Ericsson, GE, HP, IBM, INSEAD, IKEA, Microsoft, Ministry of Finance Singapore, Nokia, Ogilvy, Pfizer, Saab, Sandvik, SonyEricsson, Swedish National Bank, Swedish Radio, Swedish Parliament, Stockholm School of Economics, TeliaSonera and many others.
Fredrik was born and raised in Sweden and following a period of time living and working in Beijing is currently based in Singapore. He is the author of The Idea Book (2004), which is a book and notebook combined, designed to awaken creativity. This has sold over 50,000 copies of the Swedish version alone and is now produced and sold in countries all over the world. His latest book, The Developing World (2009) is about creativity, dreams and a curiosity about the world, written about change and awakening and the dangers of not seeing what is going on in the world today.