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David Price is a writer, learning futurist, director of Educational Arts and a senior associate at the Innovation Unit. His field of expertise is learning – specifically how to make learning engaging.


In 1994 David worked closely with Sir Paul McCartney and international creativity expert, Sir Ken Robinson, to create a university-level college in Sir Paul’s home town of Liverpool (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) and was then appointed its Director of Learning, both designing and leading the academic programmes until 2001.


Since returning to a freelance career David has led innovative learning projects which have been globally recognised. He founded ‘Musical Futures’, a schools-based programme, in 2003, in order to make music learning as exciting in school as it is outside school. The programme currently operates in almost 60% of all English High Schools and in seven other countries around the world. ‘Learning Futures’ - another initiative he led - is transforming learner engagement, and school design, in a number of countries.


In 2008, he became a Senior Associate at the Innovation Unit in London. The unit is a social enterprise committed to using the power of innovation to solve social challenges.


In 2009 he was awarded the OBE by Her Majesty the Queen, for services to education.


He has also worked with many companies, third-sector organisations and government departments to radically enhance organisational learning. He regularly writes articles and blogs on learning and learner/employee engagement.

David Price’s public speaking work has taken him all over the UK and Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA and China.

His first book, Open, was published by Crux in 2013. Thread/Bookouture published The Power of Us in 2020.

Praise for The Power of Us


‘Brilliant… If you only read one book this year, make it this one.’ -Jamie Smith, CEO C-Learning

‘One of the most important titles of our time on one of the most important topics of our time.’

-Jeff Ikler, Getting Unstuck podcast

‘Packed with fascinating case studies showing that innovation often comes from unexpected places and is the result of ordinary people who are willing to go against the grain. Essential reading if you want to imagine a better future and get inspired.’

-Sam Conniff Allende & Alex Barker, Be More Pirate

‘…the closest thing we're going to get to a single handbook…of all of the things that we need to do and consider as organisations and leaders…Funny, helpful and engaging and full of actionable ideas and anecdotes. Do yourself and your organisation a favour and read this book!’

-Dave Coplin, CEO Envisioneers Ltd

‘Whether you lead thousands or are looking to make a personal contribution to the planet, The Power of Us… is for us!’

-Peter Hutton, Director, Future Schools Alliance

‘Thought-provoking and incisive…an urgent call for leaders, teams and individuals to challenge the status quo.’

-Tom vander Ark, CEO Getting Smart

‘Truly inspired… A magnificent learning book for now.’

-Garry Ridge, CEO & Chair, WD-40 Company

‘A book of our time… will inspire you, drive you and ultimately connect us all.’

-Dr Richard Gerver; speaker, author, educator

For further information visit www.engagedlearning.co.uk  or   
Twitter: @davidpriceobe


Why do some organisations thrive while others seem paralysed by inaction? How do we become more innovative?

The Power of Us is the result of a three-year journey around the world seeking out highly successful companies from BrewDog and Patagonia to inner city schools and renewable energy co-ops to find the answers.

Cultivating people-powered innovation enables everyone to collaboratively work to figure things out. We just need to nurture the mindset and culture that makes innovation an everyday occurrence.

Consultant, global thought leader and author David Price shows you how with a practical toolkit of ideas centred on 8 key principles:

Trust and Transparency

Engagement and Equity

Autonomy and Agency

Mastery and Meaning

Thought-provoking and incisive, The Power of Us is an urgent call for leaders, teams and individuals to challenge the status quo, transform our lives and rebuild a better world for the future.

 BIBLIOGRAPHY: The Power of Us (Bookouture, UK 2020); Open, (Crux, UK, 2013).