How to steal without ending up in jail

Austin Kleon

Session info

"Good artist copy, great artists steal" is probably one of the most cited quotes by Pablo Picasso. Not in the least because Steve Jobs, an artist in his own right once used it to explain (part of) the success of Apple, that creatively copied the things Xerox had been developing for years. 

You can learn from that principle. That is exactly what Austin Kleon will demonstrate during his Creativity World Forum talk. How can you watch and monitor your competitors, clients, suppliers or even the broader world to improve the efficiency of your innovation? Kleon will guide us on the way there


Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books: Steal Like An Artist (Workman, 2012) is a manifesto for creativity in the digital age; Show Your Work!(Workman, 2014) is a guide to sharing creativity and getting discovered; and Newspaper Blackout (Harper Perennial, 2010) is a collection of poetry made by redacting words from newspaper articles with a permanent marker.

His work has been translated into over a dozen languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. New York Magazine called his work “brilliant,” The Atlantic called him “positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet,” and The New Yorker said his poems “resurrect the newspaper when everybody else is declaring it dead.”