Skip to main content

The (Short) History of the (Mostly Western) Concept of Creativity" with Yale SOM Senior Faculty Fellow Dick Foster, Santa Monica

December 10–11, 2012

You are invited to an evening with Yale School of Management Senior Faculty Fellow Dick Foster, who will give a talk on "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. Come and join other Yale alums for a wonderful evening of discussion and networking at Cross Campus's great new collaborative space in Santa Monica. 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: Monday, December 10th, 2012 6:30pm-8:30pm Schedule: 6:30 - 7:00 PM networking, drinks & hors d'oeuvres, 7:00– 8:00pm program, 8:00-8:30 networking & hors d'oeuvres Place: Cross Campus, 820 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA Price: $15 SOM/Yale/Cross Campus members, $20 non affiliated Register: http://historyofcreativity.eventbrite.com/#

Additional Information

  • Contact

    Chris Galvin christopher.galvin@yale.edu
  • Location

    820 Broadway Santa Monica, California United States