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Alan Iny has the pleasure of spending his entire working life on creativity in business. With Boston Consulting Group since 2003, he has trained thousands of people on how to think creatively, and he works with a wide range of clients across industries worldwide. He also has a deep focus on navigating uncertainty, using scenarios to help clients think more expansively about the future. 

Alan is a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance & Strategy practice leadership team and has expertise in innovation, transformation, and organization design. With BCG's Luc de Brabandere, he coauthored Thinking in New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity in 2013. The book is available in 11 languages, and Publishers Weekly called it "a must-read for anyone in a leadership position who dares to look at the world in new ways." 

His writing with Luc de Brabandere has also appeared in various journals, including Strategy & Leadership and Technological Forecasting & Social Change. You can follow Alan @Alan_Iny on Twitter.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate vision and objectives
  • Idea generation
  • Scenarios and war gaming
  • Long-term planning across industries
  • Change management and organization design
  • Strategic vision
  • Social enterprise and the arts


  • MBA, management and social enterprise, Columbia Business School
  • BS, honors, McGill University
Thinking in New Boxes

Thinking in New Boxes

When people think in new boxes, they learn how to ask the right questions in order to open up the most promising doors to creativity, innovation, and opportunity. Browse the collection to learn more >>

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