Frans Johansson has electrified and inspired audiences worldwide with his thought leadership on innovation, diversity and success. 


A highly sought-after keynote speaker and business strategist, Frans Johansson is the author of THE MEDICI EFFECT (HBS Press, 2004), an international bestseller that shattered assumptions about how great ideas happen, and THE CLICK MOMENT (Penguin Portfolio, 2012), his acclaimed follow up on how to harness serendipity to stand apart. The ideas in his books have echoed around the world, growing in impact in areas such as urbanregional, and economic developmenteducation and trainingcreativity; and entrepreneurship.

After years of inspiring through his talks, he founded The Medici Group to put his innovation process to work with organizations looking to drive growth and transform leaders and cultures.




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Photo by Rich Ciro Janniello, Ciro Photography

Photo by Rich Ciro Janniello, Ciro Photography

Provocative, energetic, dynamic, intense, amazing— these are but a few of the words that audiences have used to describe Frans Johansson’s explosive keynotes. Using a mixture of case studies, bold images, music and humor, he delivers an action-packed talk that is sure to be the highlight of your event. More ›

The Medici Effect

What do termites and architecture have in common? Music records and airlines? And what does any of this have to do with healthcare, card games, or cooking? Most of us would assume nothing. But out of these seemingly random combinations have come groundbreaking ideas that have created whole new fields. In his bestselling book, THE MEDICI EFFECT, Frans Johansson shatters assumptions about how great ideas happen. More ›

The Click Moment

 Part intellectual thrill ride and part success blueprint, THE CLICK MOMENT obliterates the idea that in business you can plan, strategize, and analyze your way to success.

In its pages, Frans Johansson proves that the simplistic narrative of success predictably resulting from a recipe of rare talent, careful strategizing and 10,000 hours of practice is hurtling towards irrelevance. More › 

About Frans Johansson (The Official Biography) 

An author, entrepreneur, and acclaimed international keynote speaker, Frans Johansson has addressed audiences around the world. His debut book, The Medici Effect, available in 18 languages, was named one of the “Best Books on Innovation” by BusinessWeek and one of the top 10 best business books of the year by His follow up book, The Click Momentrewrites the rules for success.

 Frans has advised Executive Leadership from the world's largest companies, including BAE Systems, Caterpillar, MetLife and Nike; as well as startups, venture capital firms, government agencies, and universities around the world. He sits on the Diversity and Inclusion Board of Novartis, and has been featured on CNN, ABC, and CNBC among others.

Raised in Sweden by his African-American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father, Frans has lived all his life at the intersection. He has founded a software company, an international healthcare firm, and a hedge fund. He has written articles on healthcare, information technology, and the science of sport fishing. Frans holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is currently the founder and CEO of The Medici Group.