The #ART OF THE VILLAGE with Richard Gerver

Apr 07, 2019, 08:00 PM

A chat with Richard Gerver, one of the world's leading authors, speakers and leaders of education and business taking in Obama, Google, Sir Ken Robinson among others and how these learnings might help the fight for creativity in our schools, work and lives. He even turned a school around using Disney as inspiration and has just published a new book, Education: A Manifesto for Change which has one major theme: Collaboration. The #ARTofTheVILLAGE because as we've always said 'It Takes a Village to Inspire a Child' You'll be hearing a lot more from this man as he's promised to help us change the world.

After our first podcast last week with Matthew Taylor of The RSA you might not think it could get better, but it does here.

We're on a mission to understand the challenges and issues behind the looming creativity crisis in our schools, work and lives so who better to speak to than a man who has been a teacher and headteacher who was recognised by UNESCO for his work turning a failing school around.

His secret? Making every day, every moment in the school like a day at Disneyland by creating experiences, repackaging learning and connecting with their community.

Add to that the fact that he's shared a stage with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple as well as the Dalai Lama and Richard Branson, interviewed Eric Schmidt of Google and his work with Obama, well you'd better listen to believe that story.

It call came about because, after ten years working with companies and organisations from Columbia to Canberra and Cornwall,  Richard has just published his latest book 'Education: A Manifesto for Change' and sent us a sneak peak. 

It's brilliant.  

It's about Collaboration.

It's why, in our #ARTof... series, we called this Podcast The #ARTofTheVILLAGE

Because as we've always said 'It Takes a Village to Inspire a Child'