Design Thinking: Processes and Mindsets by Bernard Roth

How to stop wishing, start doing, and take command of life with Stanford founder Bernie Roth.

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


May 05, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)



Back in the 1960s, mechanical engineer Bernard Roth met many engineers in the Silicon Valley who worked for big companies such as Hewlett-Packard, and had dreams of starting their own companies. People just talked about it, and nothing happened.

This observation inspired Roth to start teaching a class at Stanford in which each student had to choose a project having to do with their own life—writing a cookbook, building a robot, running a marathon—the only requirement was that the project was deeply personal.

Now, for the first time, Roth brings his mantra of “Doing is Everything” to his inspirational and valuable new book, The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life.

This event is presented and co-hosted by The Hive.


6:00 pm   Doors open
6:30 pm   Introduction by swissnex San Francisco CEO Christian Simm
6:45 pm   Bernie Roth
7:45 pm   Q&A
8:00 pm   Networking
9:00 pm   Doors Close



Bernie Roth is one of the founders of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (the and is active in its development: currently, he serves as Academic Director. Formerly he researched the kinematics, dynamics, control, and design of computer controlled mechanical devices.

In kinematics, he studied the mathematical theory of rigid body motions and its application to the design of machines. He received his PhD from Columbia University in Mechanical Engineering in 1963.



Photo: Myleen Hollero