Have you ever stared at a blank page not knowing what to write? Have you ever failed to translate your ideas into a compelling narrative? In this talk, professor and author César A. Hidalgo shares with us some tricks and lessons for aspiring non-fiction writers. When and why to use stories? What voices to use and when? How to structure long form narratives, such as those required in a book? This talk should be of the interest of anyone for whom writing and storytelling are a key part of their professional toolbox.
César A. Hidalgo is a Chilean-Spanish-American scholar known for his contributions to economic complexity, data visualization, and applied artificial intelligence. He is the founding director of the Center for Collective Learning at Corvinus University of Budapest and holder of the ERA Chair award that established the Center. Professor Hidalgo also leads the Center for Collective Learning at the University of Toulouse (where he holds an ANITI Chair) and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Manchester’s Business School and a Visiting Professor at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.