5 Whys Challenge: Olaf Lewitz

OlafAre you registered? Good.

You know, life is full of surprises. Here’s an example. We had a wonderful keynote speaker that had to cancel.

But have no fear. Olaf Lewitz stepped in and will do the closing keynote, and guess what – it’s called “Surprisability“!

I’m not sure what this is, or if it’s an actual word, but we’re in the innovation business, so it’s bound to be interesting.

Olaf also gives a very interesting workshop called “How to create a space of trust“. Innovation can only happen if you’re willing to fail sometimes. And you will have courage, if you trust: in your peers, managers and friends. Creating trust in the workplace is the cornerstone of success. How do we do that?

Luckily we have Olaf for that. Who answers these questions five:
  • Why should people come to the conference?
Hard one, as I don’t know it. For me: I was invited by a friend, and it will be my first trip to Israel. I’m curious.
  • Why should people come to my session?
To learn how to deal with the surprises I’ve wished for.
  • Why did I choose this topic of surprisability?
I’m fed up with predictability. I liked the idea of anti-fragility and I’m really happy to have found a positive, pragmatic and actionable alternative.
  • Why am I looking forward for no one’s session? 
I’m an open space butterfly. My fav session is near the coffee area, out in the sun (maybe not in January) or at the bar…
  • Why is the word for a fear of long words, hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, so long?
Because someone wanted to demonstrate that we (Germans) did not invent snake-like words without spaces…

Oh, I agree – while all the sessions are incredible, this is a community conference. The best time I have, is connecting with people.

But in order to connect with me, you actually need to come to the conference.

Register (if you haven’t already), and I’ll see you there!

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