Meet Alan Moore


Alan Moore is an established practitioner who possesses a unique grasp on the changes that are reshaping our world, and an insight on how to transform organisations and businesses to thrive in a world where it’s not business as usual. Alan has worked with many of the leading educational and corporate institutions around the world, sharing his extensive knowledge and insights on innovation and transformation in the form of advising, board positions, teaching, workshops and invitational speaking.

Alan is the inspiration for a number of innovative businesses, including the creation of a crowdfunding platform. He also sits on the “board of inspiration” at the Dutch Think Tank Freedom Lab. He acts in a number of board advisory roles for organisations in the circular economy (FluteOffice), legal (LawBite), mobile, theatre (The Pleasance) and the travel industries, as well as for an NGO Ushahidi dedicated to humanitarian crisis management. He mentors on a number of  entrepreneurial programmes. He was recently nominated for an Honorary Professorship at Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, and is working on a new book project called TRANS-FORM-NATION – exploring how we might create a commons based economy.

The challenges of a non-linear world for leaders: Alan is the author of No Straight Lines: making sense of our non-linear world. No Straight Lines argues that many of the institutions, organisations and systems that we still use were designed and built for a simpler society and economy. Now the increase in the complexity of our world is placing an unsustainable load upon those institutions, organisations and systems. One could argue our industrial world is now failing to adapt, socially, organisationally and economically.

Many are struggling to rethink what-next and better looks like. In No Straight Lines Alan demonstrates ‘what next’ might, could and should look like.

A non-linear world has significant implications for leadership, strategy, and innovation – and the design of organisations and economic models as a whole. Today’s and tomorrow’s executives and leaders face a complex design challenge in transforming existing organisations and economies to this world. They must be able to thrive in a world of constant change, be capable of creating and leading agile, high performing enterprises. Delivering real value not only for their shareholders but also, for their customers, for society, mindful of their ecological footprint and are commercially vibrant.

No Straight Lines has a six point navigational guide framing the philosophy and practice of how to design organisations and economic models for a non-linear world

  1. Ambiguity – how to develop a deeper diagnostic understanding of a complex world.
  2. Adaptiveness – how to become agile in a world that is rapidly evolving.
  3. Openness – openness as a principle and practice offers new capabilities, higher organisational performance, trading models, amongst other benefits.
  4. Participatory cultures & tools – accelerate innovation, create breakthrough systemic change, re-define business models, offering a more empowering and legitimate form of leadership.
  5. Craftsmanship – how the concept and practice of craftsmanship is a more finely tuned creative approach to learning the craft of innovation.
  6. Epic – how to design for transformation converting deep insight and the intangibly novel into tangible reality.

What participants can learn from Alan’s knowledge and insights

  1. Learn about new tools, processes and language that can be used to re-define and re-shape enterprise and business.
  2. Explore how to develop the ability to recognise opportunities for value creation blending those tools, processes and language to evolve, fresh, novel and meaningful strategies and operational approaches to reshape business.
  3. Learn how to solve complex multi-dimensional organisational problems.
  4. Apply such insight to challenge current business-as-usual perceptions and barriers to transformation.
  5. Design for radical business transformation to assert a better, more vibrant future.

Alan’s lectures and workshops are particularly relevant for those seeking upgrading their knowledge and understanding of strategy, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.

He has taught at MIT on the Comparative Media Studies programme, Cambridge Judge Business School, Saïd Business School Exec Ed, INSEAD Exec Ed. The Bradford School of Management and at Schumacher College.