Award-Winning Entrepreneur | Creativity Expert
To Josh Linkner, creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress, and as such, he’s spent his career harnessing the spirit of creative disruption. The five-time successful tech entrepreneur and CEO delivers a clear call to action — it’s better to innovate and disrupt your organization before your competition does. The riskiest move companies can make today is hugging the status quo — believing the future will be like the past is the fast road to obsolescence.
As an author, Linkner has published four books, including New York Times Bestsellers Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, and The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation. His latest book, Hacking Innovation, is a powerful look into redirecting the techniques of cybercriminals to drive meaningful outcomes in our companies, careers and communities.
Linkner has been involved in the launch and growth of over 100 businesses, raised over $150 million of venture capital, employed thousands of people and fought through the dot-com crash, 9/11 and the 2008 financial meltdown. His extraordinary business accomplishments led him to be honoured twice as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and as a President Barack Obama Champion of Change award recipient.
Linkner is a regular columnist for Forbes, The Detroit Free Press, and Inc. Magazine. His work has been featured consistently in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN, and The New York Times.