Seth Goldenberg is an artist, social entrepreneur, and author who uses audacious thinking to catalyze long-term business innovation. Blending diverse practices of philosophy, experience design, storytelling, and public engagement, he’s developed a signature inquiry-based methodology that challenges commonly held beliefs to imagine flourishing futures. In Spring 2022, he will publish Radical Curiosity with Penguin Random House that articulates his strategic framework as a practice for individuals, businesses and communities to thrive during a time of significant reinvention.
As the founder and CEO of Epic Decade, a design studio propelling cultural change, Seth has worked with more than 50 of the Fortune 500 companies, leading non-profit organizations, and regional governments such as Apple, American Express, Boston University, and the State of Rhode Island to envision future business models and rethink our social systems. The studio is highly regarded for its IDEAS Salons, custom-designed exclusive retreats and conferences that invite leaders to ask the most essential questions of our time. Their salon leadership community includes more than 3,000 Nobel Prize winners, senators and executives from organizations like Apple, Google, Disney, Oprah Winfrey Network, Pfizer, Harvard University, Kaiser Permanente, the Department of Defense and more.
Prior to launching Epic Decade, Seth was Vice President at Bruce Man Design and the Executive Director of Massive Change. He was also the Founder and Curator of the critically acclaimed civic engagement program, Dialog:City, an arts and cultural festival for the 2008 Democratic National Convention for President Barack Obama, and served as the Deputy Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Seth began his career at the Rhode Island School of Design where he founded several programs including Catalyst Arts, the Department of State Fusion Arts Program, and the Office of Public Engagement. He has lectured and presented widely to groups such as SXSW, the College Art Association, Brown University, Duke University, Virginia Tech University and the University of Denver.