Paul Sloane

Paul Sloane



  • Innovation and Leadership
  • How Innovative Leaders Think
  • Lateral Thinking in Business

What he offers

Paul gives after-dinner talks, keynote addresses, link presentations and workshops. His talks offer a unique blend of puzzling challenges and hard-hitting business messages. They are motivational, stimulating and fun but with strong takeaway themes on leadership, creativity and innovation.

How he presents

Paul provides highly entertaining and provocative presentations that both challenge people’s working assumptions and inspire audiences to take a fresh view in approaching management and leadership issues.

Paul Sloane is an entertaining, thoughtprovoking, motivational speaker and a recognized expert on innovation, lateral thinking and leadership. He is the author of many books on lateral puzzles, creative problem-solving and lateral leadership. Over 2 million copies of his books have been sold. He was described in the Independent as the ‘King of Lateral Thinking Puzzles.’ He is the founder of Destination-Innovation, a consultancy that helps organisations improve innovation.

Paul took a first in Engineering at Cambridge. He joined IBM where he came top of Sales School. He was part of the team that launched the IBM PC in the UK. He went on to be MD of the database leaders, Ashton-Tate. He became VP International for MathSoft Inc. and CEO of Monactive Ltd. His articles on innovation and leadership have appeared in leading business publications. His inspirational talks on innovation, creative thinking and leadership, described as ‘rocket fuel for the business brain’, have proved popular with conference audiences in Europe, USA, South Africa and Asia.


  • Lateral Thinking Puzzlers (Forthcoming)
  • Mathematical Lateral Thinking Puzzles (with Des MacHale) (2015)
  • World’s Best Word Puzzles (with Des MacHale) (2014)
  • How to Generate Ideas (2011)
  • Lethal Lateral Thinking Puzzles (with Des MacHale) (2011)
  • A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing (2011)
  • How to be a Brilliant Thinker (2010)
  • The Innovative Leader (2007)
  • The Leader’s Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills (2006)
  • Test Your Lateral Thinking IQ (1994)


“I thought you managed to blend the factual information with the original jokes to incredible effect. What impressed me most was the way you interpreted my brief to the letter.”

“Your speech was very interesting and thought provoking. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all and really got the audience thinking!”

“The content was very well received and we enjoyed a thought-provoking sequence of ideas delivered with a light and humorous approach which was much appreciated.”

“Paul’s delivery, style and speech fitted perfectly as a motivational speech to this audience.”

“Thank you for a very entertaining and informative presentation. Our clients thoroughly enjoyed your examples of lateral thinking and I am sure they found it very thought provoking.”

“A good mix of presentations and case studies.”

“Really useful material presented enthusiastically and with immediate relevance.”

“Many thanks for a super talk at our seminar. The feedback has been extremely positive and you helped contribute to a very successful event. “

“Your session was first rate; amusing, informative and thought provoking.”

Presentation Languages: English

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