“Pierre is most probably one of the best speakers I have encountered, anywhere in the world. I have been lucky enough to see the likes of Nir Eyal, Eric Qualman, the great Tony Dungy, even Bill Clinton, but do I do anything different after listening to them? Nope. I do after Pierre’s talks.”
- Dewald Du Plooy, Marketing Director, KFC AFRICA
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I am jaded, I have been in the industry a very long time (20 years feels like a lifetime), I have seen a lot, heard a lot, had my intelligence challenged and my mind bent, and often been bored. There are not many speakers out there that make me stop (mid running around on an event) and listen. Pierre is one of those
I am flâneur, I saunter about cities observing trends, the flow of culture, and the pace of the world. I curate the information, I collect to sift the meaningful from the meaningless.
I am interested in what it means to be human, how we grow as people and how we can produce good work.
I have worked in advertising, design, and trends since 1999.
I write for various blogs and newsletters and speaker on what is, and what it takes to create, good work.
I have done over 500 talks.
I can’t go a day without creating something.
My alter ego is the love child of Gertrude Stein and Jason Bourne.
That is the challenge. How do live lives that are meaningful, not only to ourselves, but to the rest of the world around us?
How can we create good work, work that comes from a good place, and does good, and creates even more good?
How do we add, build and innovate, rather than take away, break down, and dumb down?
The world doesn't want breadth it wants depth. The world is tired of hollow, it wants solid. The world is tired of fake, it wants real.
How do we create good work?
My online life:
"Pierre, like all good trend spotters, looks at the world with infinite curiosity and an open mind. As such, he has a knack of pin pointing a trend on the rise, but most importantly its roots and trajectory. Without these two elements you don't have context, and Pierre has the ability to provide that all important context."