Scott Berkun is an American author and speaker. Berkun studied computer science, philosophy, and design at Carnegie Mellon University. He worked at Microsoft from 1994 to 2003 on Internet Explorer 1.0 to 5.0, Windows, and MSN, and in roles including usability engineer, lead program manager, and UI design evangelist. He left Microsoft in 2003 to fill his bookshelf with his written books.
He has written three best-selling books: Making things happen, The Myths of Innovation, and Confessions of a Public Speaker. He taught creative thinking at the University of Washington, led an NYC architecture tour at the GEL conference, and featured his work in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio.
Berkun makes a living speaking at events and teaching seminars worldwide on topics including leading teams, managing projects, and creative thinking. In 2008 he received the Jolt Award for Productivity Winner for his book The Myths of Innovation.