Our partners

Four out of ten of Forbes' most admired companies

Multiple Fortune 100 companies

Innovative companies across industries
in the midst of transformation

Where problems really matter

Science House is a place to think about problems that really matter in new, creative ways.

Bracken Darrell
President and Ceo, Logitech

A trusted family member

A highly engaged partner that works closely with us in a holistic way to achieve greatly increased velocity and morale. They understand the business and technical side of our ambitions.

Michelle Epps
CIO, Fedex Freight

A door to a new world

Working with Science House feels like opening a door to a new world of imagination, and new ways to frame the creative process. I look for opportunities to introduce Science House’s methods, including Model Meetings.

Mike Smith
Chief Product and Technology Officer, Barclays

These examples represent some of the ways we work with existing clients. Each engagement is unique, but the core strengths of Science House come through in all cases. We are excited about bringing our knowledge, creativity, and passion to helping your organization reach its potential.

We value clear, focused thinking

Partners, not clients

We have partners, not clients.
We believe in providing value today, tomorrow and long after an engagement has concluded. We are fully committed and work intensively with our partners. We give you our full attention.

Science over guess work

We use the scientific method.
We form hypotheses, experiment, measure and re-evaluate. We bring equal parts imagination, experimentation, rigor, and pragmatism to every partnership. Because we test our ideas, we evolve solutions rather than deliver cookie-cutter consulting.

Entrepreneurship in our DNA

We are entrepreneurs.
Business isn’t theoretical for us. We take risks. We take ownership. We stake our reputation and business on the value of our services. We have built companies and invested and grown startups. We apply what we have learned over the years to our practice advising C-suite executives and the companies they run.

Creativity everywhere

We apply creativity to every part of business. 
We apply imagination to reframe problems and develop novel solutions. However we ground ourselves in pragmatism and reality-based thinking. We experiment and take calculated risks, so we can iterate and learn, knowing that the best solutions evolve.

Culture first

We put culture first.
Culture is everything that people do everyday. We make invisible cultural dynamics visible so they can be managed and transformed. We believe solving technology problems starts with solving people problems. We find opportunities for individuals and organizations to grow. Your customers will sense the difference. 

Hands on

We roll up our sleeves.
Recommendations without implementation are just pixels on a screen. We work with you to identify any "show stoppers" or obstacles. Then we get to work: we coach, advise and build sustainable solutions.

Science House Principals

James Jorasch

Founder and CEO

Science House Founder James Jorasch is a named inventor on more than 750 U.S. issued patents focused on how people use machines and technology. His patents are currently owned or licensed by companies such as Facebook, Groupon, Zynga, eBay and Priceline.

A chess expert, memory competitor and improv comedy teacher, James is a frequent speaker at conferences and has appeared on CNN, in The Atlantic Monthly and Forbes. Psychology Today’s profile of James called him the “Father of Invention.”

Prior to starting Science House, James was head of Inventing at Walker Digital where he helped incubate a number of businesses over a 15 year period, including Priceline.com. Before joining Walker Digital, James was a management consultant with Deloitte & Touche. He received a B.S. and M.B.A. degree from Cornell University.

Rita J. King

EVP, Business Development

Rita works with leadership teams around the world. She is the author of the forthcoming Wiley book, POWER PAIRS, a creative, pragmatic approach for building collaborative relationships and strong teams in the workplace, using cutting edge organizational and behavioral science to argue that human personalities aren't so much static "types," but a combination of innate impulses and shifting relational dynamics.

Features by Rita or about her work have been published in many places including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, TIME, Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur, The Design Observer and the BBC.

She is known for wearing a sparkly gown to deliver a NASA talk at the request of children who planned to attend. The topic of the talk focused on her specialty – applying imagination to complex problems including our relationships with our creations, each other and ourselves.

She has served as Innovator-in-Residence at IBM and futurist at NASA Langley’s think-tank. Rita is currently a futurist at the Science and Entertainment Exchange of the National Academy of Sciences, for which she invents technologies, novel characters and story architecture for Hollywood and TV. Earlier in her career she was an investigative journalist and a Senior Fellow at multiple think tanks including the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, where she conducted two years of research across 17 countries, focused on the real world impact of digital culture and identity. She contributes to the ongoing debate around autonomous technology and how humans create and relate to it. She studies crows to learn about intelligence and communication.

Our network of partners

Dr. Simon Sagmeister

Partner for Culture Development

Simon Sagmeister is the author of Business Culture Design and creator of the Culture Map. He is the founder and CEO of The Culture Institute, based in Zurich, and a partner at Science House.

Simon combines academic knowledge with first-hand leadership expertise and intercultural experience. He has honed his focus on corporate culture throughout his professional and academic career. He worked in organizational development at Julius Blum, and has been a management consultant for Oliver Wyman and the Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen.

Simon Sagmeister received his Ph.D. summa cum laude from the University of Innsbruck for his thesis on “The Development of Cultural Competence.” His academic career further took him the European Business School in London, the University of Sydney, ESADE Barcelona, Copenhagen Business School, and Columbia University, New York City.

Prakash Puru

Science House Magician

Prakash is the creator of HOW MAGICIANS THINK, which can be booked at Science House for teams to discover the art of the possible.

“The country’s leading close-up magician.”

“One of New York’s most skilled and original tricksters.”
Time Out New York

“Prakash Puru is amazing.”  
Neil Gaiman

“An out-of-the-park performance to a standing-room-only crowd.  You were fantastic.  Everyone’s talking about it.”
IBM Watson Research Center

Our headquarters

Creating the future in a historic headquarters

Science House is located in Manhattan's Murray Hill. The building has a long history of innovation. It was originally built by an entrepreneur who founded a clothing company that created money back guarantees and tags listing the materials used. He then sold the building to Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter, Mary Lincoln Isham, who lived here with her family for 35 years.

Science House has now been redesigned as a cathedral of the imagination. Here, our clients feel they have crossed a portal into another dimension.

A magician like Prakash Puru might be on hand to illuminate how he helps achieve focus in his audience. A poker champion like Annie Duke might be here to talk about decisions and risk. A child might steal the limelight from a Nobel Prize winning scientist by giving a lecture about how Einstein toggled between art and math to understand the universe.

Although our clients are global companies, no matter where we work with our clients, it starts and continues right here on the white boards of the Imagination Room, where ideas are written, re-written and re-imagined. Our HQ is part of our ethos, no matter how far we go from home.

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