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Vincent Nolan

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Vincent Nolan was Chairman of Synectics Ltd., the European division of the international creativity and innovation consultancy. He introduced the techniques into the UK in 1971, having spent the previous 20 years in conventional consultancy and as a senior executive in Rank Xerox. Since retiring from business, he focused on introducing business creativity methods into education, through the registered charity, Synectics Education Initiative (SEI).

He was the author of Open to Change (1984, MCB Publications), now available as an ebook, The Innovators Handbook (1989, Sphere Books) and editor of Creative Education (2000, SEI) and, with Gerard Darby, Reinventing Education: A Thought Experiment by 21 Authors (2005, SEI). He co-edited, with Connie Williams, Imagine That! – Celebrating 50 years of Synectics (2010 Synecticsworld Inc.).

Sadly Vincent died in the summer of 2014. He was a father of four and step-father of three with 15 grandchildren aged from 6 to 32 years.

 

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