Back to All Events

High growth speaker series: John Legge on growth by chaos strategy

  • RMIT Swanston Academic Building 445 Swanston St Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

John Legge is a world-renowned innovation economist, author, commentator and educator who has spent his life transforming people and communities through socio-economic development policy, initiatives and programs that reflect the market reality of chaos. John shares with you his secrets to navigating chaos that you can apply to your own high growth opportunity immediately.


Starting in engineering and computer industries and shifting into executive sales, marketing and business planning, John learned the folly of relying on predictions and that the only reliable prediction was that something no-one predicted would occur.

John’s book Chaos and the plan: Why you should expect the unexpected received a cult following and catapulted him to the world stage where he applies deep human and social values to economics, finance and entrepreneurship. He was instrumental in the movement that abolished capital punishment in Australia.

John’s latest book Economics versus reality: How to be effective in the real world in spite of economic theory is launching December 2015.

Learn more about John at

About the series

The High Growth Speaker Series is dedicated to the strategic, tactical and psychological development of high growth entrepreneurs. Grounded in cutting edge entrepreneurship research and science, the series is designed and hosted by RMIT Lecturer and high growth entrepreneur, Lauren Rielly.

  • RMIT’s Global Entrepreneurship students receive a closed one hour lecture at 5.30pm each Thursday. 
  • High growth speakers take the theatre stage at 6.30pm to share their story, wisdom and action steps. Each event in the Speaker Series has been made open to the public, for the first 50 people to RSVP. 
  • 7.30pm kicks off the entrepreneurship social event at Oxford Scholar Hotel.

Learn about the High Growth Speaker Series at

RSVP to discover more about John's journey of entrepreneurship and to secure your seat in the theatre during his performance.

Earlier Event: July 23
Speaker Series Social Drinks
Later Event: July 30
Speaker Series Social Drinks