In his first book Alchemy, advertising legend, TED talk master and behavioural genius Rory Sutherland explains why we should let go of logic so we can generate brilliant ideas, solve our problems creatively, and successfully influence the world around us. Here are his 11 rules for creating this ideas ‘alchemy’.
Rory Sutherland is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy UK and the founder of the behavioural science practice. He writes the Spectator’s ‘Wiki Man’ column, presents series for BBC Radio 4, serves on the advisory board of The Evolution Institute, and is former President of the IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising). The IDM (Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing) awarded Sutherland an Honorary Life Fellowship. His TED talks have over 6.5 million views. He authored a collection of blog posts, interviews, tweets and reference materials, The Wiki-Man, in 2011, and his first book Alchemy was published in 2019.