Richard Saul Wurman

Finding The Quest In The Question

Q&A With Richard Saul Wurman

What attracted you to the BIF Summit?

I've been at the BIF Summit since the beginning.

Tell us a just a bit about the subject of your BIF Summit story.

The journey of a good speech is somebody telling about their journey of clarity, nothing more and nothing less. It must be unprepared. When you prepare a speech or a conversation in advance, it ruins it.

What, to you, is the value of story?

Looking in the gray area between these stories is where good, inspiring concepts will arise. 

Do you have a motto, or "words to live by"?

I live by two credos: If you don't ask, you won't get. And most things don't work.

What one thing (or more, if you like) would you like Summit attendees to know about you before they hear your story?

Many people believe I'm a contrarian, but my truth is I believe everybody else is.