David Rowan was founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED's UK edition and technology columnist for The Times, GQ, Conde Nast Traveller and The Sunday Times. He travels excessively to meet crazy-driven startup entrepreneurs who are reinventing every industry in fascinating ways. Fortune 100 companies regularly hire him to explain how these startups plan to kill their businesses, and he invests these speaking fees holistically in startups that plan to kill the corporates' businesses. David founded Voyagers.io to build meaningful community through magical travel adventures. And he's still searching for the future.
Wired UK seems to have provided Rowan, who was its founding editor, with an enviable launch pad from which he blasts off to talk to the world's most innovative people and companies. He does not squander the opportunity...Rowan's quest for non-bullshit strategies that can really deliver takes him from Tallinn to Hangzhou. It is an entertaining quest, well told, and illustrated with plenty of fresh examples from beyond the usual well-worn Silicon Valley legends. * FT Business Books of the Month * In Non-Bullshit Innovation, Rowan combines the deeply researched narrative of a great investigative journalist with the practical punch of a top keynote speaker and delivers a book that is both a deeply engrossing read and a hugely valuable guide. No bullshit. * </i>Dan Cobley, serial entrepreneur, former Google UK MD * Perfectly observed, painfully funny and brutally honest, David Rowan has written a book which goes where no one dared to go. Its wisdom will save you a decade of heartache, confusion and self deception. It is the front line in the fight back towards sanity and the Innovation conversation can never be the same again. * </i>Mark Adams, Chief Innovation Officer, <i>VICE * Massively recommend 'David Rowan's new book 'Non-Bullshit Innovation' - it does exactly what the title promises, showing the best examples of real business innovation, with no guff at all. * Rohan Silver, Co-Founder of Second Home * In his meticulously researched and persuasive book, David Rowan makes a compelling case for what innovation really looks like. It's jam packed with tangible tips on how to create the right environment for good ideas to flourish and concrete examples of how the best in the world manage to make things that make a difference. -- Hannah Fry, author of Hello World: How to Be Human in the Digital Age