Brian Clegg is a journalist and creativity consultant. He is a well known writer both in traditional media and on the World Wide Web.
Brian Clegg is director of Creativity Unleashed Limited, a UK creativity training company. He has written a range of books on creativity, including Imagination Engineering, Creativity and Innovation for Managers and Crash Course in Creativity. A number of his Instant titles including Instant Creativity, Instant Teamwork and Instant Brainstorming are available as ebooks
Brian has also written three popular science books, with a fourth title, The God Effect, on the remarkable phenomenon of quantum entanglement due in 2006. His latest book, A Brief History of Infinity (Constable & Robinson UK, Carroll & Graff US) was launched with a sellout lecture at the Royal Institution in London. He has appeared at venues from Oxford and Cambridge Universities to Cheltenham Festival of Science and has contributed to radio and TV programs. A Brief History of Infinity, reached #1 position on Amazon on 29th October in the Popular Science (General) and Popular Maths categories and stayed at #1 for ten further weeks.
Born in Rochdale, Lancashire, UK, Brian was educated at the Manchester Grammar School and went on to read Natural Sciences (specializing in experimental physics) at Cambridge University. After graduating, he spent a year at Lancaster University where he gained a second MA in Operational Research, a discipline originally developed during the Second World War to apply the power of mathematics to warfare and since widely applied to business problem solving.
From Lancaster, he joined British Airways, where he formed a new department tasked with developing hi-tech solutions for the airline. His emphasis on innovation led to working with Dr. Edward de Bono, and in 1994 he left BA to set up his own creativity consultancy, running courses on the development of ideas and the creative solution of business problems. His clients include the BBC, the Met Office, Sony, GlaxoSmithKline, the Treasury, Royal Bank of Scotland and many others.
Brian has also written regular columns, features and reviews for numerous magazines, including PC Week, Computer Weekly, Personal Computer World, Innovative Leader, Professional Manager, BBC History, Good Housekeeping and House Beautiful. His books have been translated into many languages, including German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Norwegian, and Indonesian.
Brian is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and lives in Wiltshire, England with his wife and two children.
His books include
- Instant Brainstorming
- Instant Creativity
- Instant Interviewing
- Instant Stress Management
- Instant Teamwork
- Organising a Murder
- Crash Course in Creativity