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“Not Knowing” the other side of Professor Steven d´Souza

By Félix Valdivieso, Director of Communication at IE Business School 

In this video Steven d’Souza, Professor of Leadership, Diversity and Social Capital [1] at FT-IE Corporate Alliance (FT-IE CLA) [2], throws out the thought-provoking idea that we place too much emphasis on what we know rather than on what we don’t know…And maybe that’s what brought about the current economic crisis. Prof. D’Souza says that we have to look at the unknown as if it were a source of all kinds of possibilities, because that’s precisely what it is.

Steven is the author of three international bestselling books on diversity and networking published by Prentice Hall. His first book, “Made in Britain [3],” featured role models from diverse communities in the UK and was available free for schools through sponsors. He presented it in person to HRH Prince Charles [4]. His second book, “Brilliant Networking,” [5] has been translated into several languages and was featured by The Independent in their “Success at Work” series. This video takes its title from his third book, “Not Knowing”, which he co- authored with Diana Renner [6]. Steven D’Souza and Diana Renner scooped the top award with the book at the CMI Management Book of the Year Awards [7], and I can tell you it was well deserved. In fact, skip the video and read the book