New York Times bestselling author Josh Linkner is a rare blend of business, art, and science. Over the last 30 years, he’s been the founder and CEO of five tech companies — which created over 10,000 jobs and sold for a combined value of over $200 million — and has helped over 100 startups launch and scale, creating over $1 billion in investor returns. Today, as the co-founder and chairman of Platypus Labs, a global research, training, and consulting firm, he’s helping leaders “find a way” through creative problem-solving, inventive thinking, and ingenuity.
In addition to Platypus Labs, Linkner is the co-founder and managing partner of Muditā Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in ground-breaking technologies. He’s twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.
While proud of his business success, Linker’s roots are in the world of jazz music. He’s been playing guitar in smoky jazz clubs for 40 years, studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and has performed over 1000 concerts around the world. Linkner’s experience in both business and music led him to become one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation.