Julio Ottino: Nexus Thinking For Better Leadership, Kafka, Thinking Like An Artist, Inspiration From Metaphor, Picasso, Art Lessons From Dario Robreto, The AI Weak Spot, Complex V Complicated, Teaching Creativity, Fostering Curiosity, Interdisciplinary Thinking, Lessons From Great Thinkers, The Nobel Prize, Maths As Intuition And Much More

About Julio Ottino 

Julio Ottino is a thought leader, scientist, author and former Dean of engineering and applied science at North western University.

Julio was the co-founder and director of the North western Institute on Complex Systems. He’s a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He’s in the “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era” curated by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

His research work is centred on chaos theory and complex systems.

His Book Nexus, Augmented Thinking for a Complex World, is available where books are sold.

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“Why the convergence of disciplines is critical and essential to tackling the complexity of the world.”

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Quote From Julio Ottino On The Show

“Whatever library you have in your brain is the lens through which you see the world. That lens may not be sufficient to capture the complexity of the problem that you have in front of you.”

“I realized that thinking like an artist, being more able to think visually, was a huge advantage in anything.”

“I think the best ideas happen at the intersections of domains.”

“It's that serendipitous inspiration which comes from somewhere that you can't replicate with a prompt.”

“You can teach creativity, but it is very hard to teach because at the root of it is how to be curious and how to be curious is much harder to teach than how to be creative.”

“We are all born with curiosity and creativity and then part of the education kills it in some way.”

“If I give you the behavior of the units that comprise the complex system you may not be able to predict what the system will do.”

“I see art, technology and science as three big domains of creative thinking accumulated by humanity, and technology is always in between those two. Technology borrows from science and borrows from art. If you can manage to navigate these intersections there are great opportunities to solve some of the biggest problems that we face.”

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