Kevin is a business adviser, marketing expert, motivational speaker and author.
After 20 years in advertising, he has spent the last fifteen as an independent troubleshooter, advising companies on how to change their businesses for the better, via change management programs, training, facilitation, and non-exec work.
Kevin can turn his hand to many things: signature programmes based on his books; motivational speaking; facilitating away-days and conferences; training; repositioning brands; producing business and marketing plans, strategies and creative solutions; advising on company structures; writing speeches; improving new business effectiveness; pitch writing; and action non-exec work.
In agencies, he has worked with over 400 clients, deployed £600m of funds on more than 200 brands, overseen over 1,000 projects, and won 35 awards for creativity and effectiveness.
As Expert Advice, Kevin has completed over 500 jobs for 120 clients, most recently for Aegis, Arcadia/Top Man, Brainjuicer, Discovery Channel, DLKW Lowe, Engine Group, Iris, JWT, London Stock Exchange, M&C Saatchi, Maxus, Metro, Nokia, Orange, Pagefield, RBS, Royal Mail, Saatchi & Saatchi, Shell, T-Mobile, The Guardian, 100% Open, and 20thCentury Fox. He has trained over 6,000 people and tutors at Kings College London. His Greatest Hits blog summarises the thinking in over 200 business books and is accessed by 1000s monthly.
Kevin has made a number of radio and press appearances, often appearing as a commentator on the absurdity of modern language at work. His current books are The Dictionary of Business Bullshit, The Diagrams Book and The Ideas Book.
• Idea Generation
• Greatest Hits – Inspiration from the worlds best business writing
• Tick Achieve – How to get stuff done
• The Worlds Best Diagrams – The art of visual thinking
• Business Bullshit – How to banish the bull from your company and create clearer communications
Twitter Handle: @kevinduncan
“He does for business what Nike does for sport.”
Richard Hytner, Deputy Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide
“I love the simplicity of it all. Being a shape and visual person, it is totally aligned with my kind of thinking. I can see some quick wins using these ideas in workshops.”
Judy Goldberg, Executive Director, Leadership & Organisation Development, Sony Pictures Entertainment
“Here is a visual language that can be used to make one’s case and win respect.”
Will Harris, Business Director, WPP
“Another gem from the King of Common Sense. Kevin has beautifully captured the most common challenges that we all encounter in our business lives, and distilled them down to them to their most fundamental parts, and offered a variety of possible solutions. Invaluable and inspirational.”
Chris Carmichael, Global Head of Media, HSBC
“Generating great ideas is the new competitive advantage in a digital world where anything is possible. Kevin’s bite-size techniques are practical and immediate, unlocking the creativity that lies within.”
Paul Davies, Director of Marketing Communications, Microsoft