Tom Kelley
Tom Kelley
Chairman & Cofounder, D4V (Design for Ventures)
Partner, IDEO

Mr. Kelley is a partner at global design and innovation firm IDEO and cofounder and chairman of D4V (Design for Ventures), a Tokyo-based venture capital firm. During his thirty-plus years at IDEO, he has shared the lessons of the firm’s experience by authoring multiple books, including The Art of Innovation and the New York Times bestseller Creative Confidence.

Mr. Kelley is also a leading speaker on innovation, presenting to hundreds of business audiences in Asia, Europe, and North America on how to nurture innovative cultures and tap into the creative potential of their teams. He has addressed students and executives at some of the world’s top business schools and was named the first-ever executive fellow at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Tom Kelley on Creative Confidence, Design Thinking, and Empathy for Startups

Creative confidence might be the secret sauce to startup success. om Kelley, renowned master of design thinking, shares the 3 secrets to unlocking its power.
Creative confidence might be the secret sauce to startup success. om Kelley, renowned master of design thinking, shares the 3 secrets to unlocking its power.

How to Think Outside the Box Like an IDEO Designer

It used to be that crises came about every thirty years, then every 20 years . . . They seem like they come about every three years now. So hold onto all of those things that you learn.
It used to be that crises came about every thirty years, then every 20 years . . . They seem like they come about every three years now. So hold onto all of those things that you learn.