"The (Short) History of the (Mostly Western) Concept of Creativity". 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 and some other place? Come join Yale School of Management's Dick Foster as he discusses these and other questions about the evolution of one of today's most important concepts: creativity. Speaker: Mr. Foster is a Senior Faculty Fellow at Yale School of Management, a venture partner at Lux Capital, a general partner at Mansa Capital, and an emeritus director of McKinsey & Company, Inc. At McKinsey, Mr. Foster was a director and senior partner and founded several practices including the technology and innovation practice, the healthcare practice and the private equity practice. He is the author of two best-selling books: Innovation: The Attacker's Advantage and Creative Destruction. Mr. Foster received his BS, MS, and PhD from Yale University in Engineering and Applied Science. To see an extended bio with even more of his impressive accomplishments visit http://mba.yale.edu/faculty/profiles/foster.shtml. Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Time: 6:30 - 7:00 PM networking & heavy hors d'oeuvres, 7 - 8:30 PM program Place: MIT Sloan (Tang Center, building E-51), 70 Memorial Drive (corner of Wadsworth), Room 315 on the third floor Sponsoring Organization: Yale School of Management Alumni Association of Boston and MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston. Affiliates of MIT may register here.