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20 Facts about Kobus Neethling

  • Holds six degrees including two Masters, a Doctorate and Post-Doctorate (cum laude) in the identification and development of creative behaviour (Universities of Cape Town and Georgia-USA)
  • Has written more than 80 books and 9 TV series includinga number of international best-sellers (Including three new international best-sellers: ‘Creativity uncovered’; ‘Very smart parents’ and version two of ‘’Am I clever or am I stupid’—has sold more than 200000 copies))
  • Rotary Foundation Scholarship 1983/84
  • President of the South African Creativity Foundation
  • Guinness World Record Holder: Co-author of “Making the Impossible possible” —the book of more than a 100 pages written in the fastest time ever —four and a half minutes
  • Has received 10 International Who’s Who Awards including Personality of the Year (2000); One of 2000 outstanding Scholars of the 20th century (1999: Cambridge England) and The International Who’s Who of Intellectuals Award
  • Received the 1998 International Leadership Award from the CreativeProblem Solving Institute—USA:

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  • Received the first International Creative Genius Award (2004) from the International Genius Acadamy (USA)
  • Developed the largest battery of Whole Brain Instruments in the world (used in 30 countries) including theacclaimed 8-Dimension Brain Model
  • International Silver Screen Award (for a TV episode called Creativity –2005)
  • Works with major corporations, national sporting teams, and education groups from all over the world
  • Voted by Femina magazine as one of the six best presenters in South Africa

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  • Co-developer of the Hit TV show “ Out of the Box” —WINNER OF THE 2007 ‘US INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL’ SILVER SCREEN AWARD
  • 2008 Recipient of the Excellence in Innovation Award (Mumbai: Feb 2008) – one of the most prestigiousinnovation awards in Asia.
  • Member of an international steering committee to research the possible integration of the two disciplines—Creativity and Innovation (2009)
  • Worked with national and international sports teams since 1993
  • Invited as a co-author to contribute to the trendsetting book on 21st century innovation “The future ofinnovation” (London; March 2009) —coining the phrase. “Innovation of the mind without innovating the heart is no innovation at all”
  • Gave the opening keynote at the European Creativity and Innovation Conference (ECCI) –Belgium October 2009;
  • - Member of the International Innovation Alliance –a group of 7 innovators from five continents – all international ‘innovation reward recipients’ The most prestigious innovation expert group in the world.
  • - “Dr Kobus Neethling is one of the top 3 speakers in the world on the topics of creativity and innovation” —-as quoted in the programme of the 12th European Conference on Creativity and innovation
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