My Boulder Startup Week Talk: Change through Comedy

Boulder Startup Week is back.bsw

Each May, we throw a 5-day event that showcases the unique startup culture of Boulder. No registration required. You’ll find meetups, coffee shop pow-wows, the largest Ignite in the world, parties, drinks, food, hikes, bike rides, sun, and good people.

I am giving a talk, Change through Comedy, on Thursday 5/16 at 10 am (at Tech Stars):

Organizations are constantly making changes, whether pivoting in response to market forces or integrating a new culture after an acquisition.

But change is hard.

I suggest putting aside the carrots, sticks, and nudges and start using a counterintuitive technique: comedy. Drawing on behavioral research and cases, I show how humor helps facilitate new thinking and makes difficult seem more doable.


Three things that I suggest checking out:

-The BSW tent on Peal Street

-The Startup Crawl on Thursday

-BSW & BMoCA Unplug / Recharge on Friday

Find the full schedule is here.