Heather LeFevre is a modern marketer who earned her stripes working as a brand and communications strategist. After completing a masters degree in communi- cations, Heather landed her first job at the height of the dot com bust, and from that point forward she's made it her mission to guide clients through the complex opportunities technology has made possible for business. She served as Group Strategy Director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky's Miami office, where campaigns such as "Whopper Virgins" led to eighteen quarters of positive growth for Burger King. While Head of Strategy at StrawberryFrog Amsterdam, Heather led a comprehensive brand relaunch for Emirates Airline, one of the fastest-growing airlines on the planet. Heather is currently a thought leader tapped by Hyper Island to teach master classes on growth hacking for executives all over the world. She lives in Miami, Florida.
"A truly fascinating blend of travel journal and business text, it
drifts beautifully between the dreamy rambles of an enthusiastic
traveller and the great insights of a business book. Brain Surfing
should be on every strategist's reading list." Mark Inskip, CEO,
The Futures Company
"If you run a business, a start-up, or a brand, this book is essential reading. Not only did Heather persuade some of advertising's true maverick thinkers to let her stay with them, she also somehow got them to reveal their secret methodologies to how they outthink the competition. Clever." David Hieatt, Cofounder of Hiut Denim Co and The Do Lectures
"Strategists spend so much time applying curiosity and imagination to the lives of brands and consumers. But what happens when you apply that same relentless energy to normal life? That's what this book is about-the strategist's mind, only inverted and directed to the things that actually matter: culture, purpose, humility, family, adventure. Sure, this is required reading for people that want to be strategists, but, more likely, this is required reading for strategists that want to stay people." Alain Sylvain, Founder, Sylvain Labs