Chris Denson is an award-winning innovator, marketer, recovering comedian, and host of the Innovation Crush interview series, with over 200 episodes and 700,000 subscribers around the world. Having been a guest speaker, curator, and attendee at 100’s of industry events, Chris is an expert at uncovering the best thinking and commonalities across a diverse array of cultures. Applying his expertise to the likes of The White House, Google Launchpad, C2: Montreal, and Omnicom Media Group, his work has been featured in Adweek, Forbes, the New York Times, and Inc., to name a few.
As an industry taste-maker, he most recently served as Director of Omnicom Media Group’s Ignition Factory, the key group responsible for emerging innovations across media, technology, and culture for Fortune 50 clients including Warner Bros, Wells Fargo, The CW, Hilton, Asics and more.
With an early background steeped in stand-up comedy, screenwriting, and production, Chris conceived Innovation Crush in 2013, launching the series in 2014 alongside Levity Entertainment Group. Prior to his work in innovation, Chris worked in front of – and behind the camera for Paramount, BET, Playboy Television, Machinima, the American Film Institute’s Digital Content Lab, and more. He has also been a featured speaker and curator at numerous events around the world from The White House Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Innovate Finance Global Summit, and SXSW.
Author, Crushing the Box: 10 Essential Rules for Breaking Essential Rules which is an Amazon #1Bestseller.
If everyone followed the rules, Grace Hopper would've never invented the computer, George Lucas wouldn't have visited a galaxy far, far away, and Colonel Sanders would still be pumping gas. True innovators think way outside the box—stomping it down and tap dancing over it on their way to success. With these ten unexpected metaphors to guide you, you too can demolish the status quo and claim creative victory.
Chris Denson's colorful career has given him unique perspective on how great breakthroughs happen. In Crushing the Box, he shares wisdom and stories from his experiences and those of innovation rock stars to help you find your own inspired path. From learning to swim like an otter to fleeing like a refugee or even ruining everything, Chris's unconventional and irreverent advice will help you reimagine, experiment, collaborate, grow and succeed…. It's time the break all the rules and kiss that boring old box goodbye.