Future Society

Paul Iske

Chief Failure Officer, Institute of Brilliant Failures & Chief Optimism Officer, Institute for Serious Optimism

Paul Iske is professor at the School of Business and Economics, University Maastricht, Netherlands, focusing on Open Innovation and Business Venturing. Paul founded the ‘Institute of Brilliant Failures’ (www.brilliantfailures.com), with the mission to highlight the importance of experimentation to achieve paradigm shifts and breakthrough innovation.

Paul co-founded the International Institute for Serious Optimism, which has the mission to stimulate the development of environments with a high ‘O-factor’, by developing, sharing and applying best practices that lead to increased performance based on positive thinking and behaviour.

Paul is Chairman of the Dutch-Norwegian Business Network which was founded in 2012 with the aim to provide a network platform for the promotion of Norwegian-Dutch business and the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences between Norway and the Netherlands.

Paul acts as an independent author, speaker and consultant on topics issues related to knowledge, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.