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SOM Professor Richard N. Foster Presents "The (Short) History of the (Mostly Western) Concept of Creativity," NYC

April 26–27, 2012

Richard N. Foster gave a talk on "The (Short) History of the (Mostly Western) Concept of Creativity" and Q&A session. The word "creativity" entered Webster's in 1875, much more recently than many suspect. Why did the world wait so long for this central concept to emerge? Why did it emerge then and not some other time? These and other questions about the evolution of one of today's most important concepts will be described. Mr. Foster is an emeritus director of McKinsey & Company, Inc. At McKinsey, Mr. Foster was a director and senior partner. While at McKinsey he founded several practices including the technology and innovation practice, the healthcare practice and the private equity practice. From 1995 to 1998 he led McKinsey's worldwide knowledge development. Mr. Foster received his BS, MS, and PhD from Yale University in Engineering and Applied Science. For a full bio please visit http://mba.yale.edu/faculty/profiles/foster.shtml Selection of cheeses and drinks were served at the reception following the talk. Venue: McKinsey offices, 55 East 52nd Street, Room 2104D, New York, NY Cost: $15 - Selection of cheeses and drinks provided Presentation: Richard Foster Presentation file

Additional Information

  • Contact

    Christopher Galvin 203-436-2385 christopher.galvin@yale.edu
  • Location

    55 East 52nd Street New York, New York USA