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Josh Linkner Speaker

Josh Linkner

Michigan, USA

Global thought leader on innovation, creativity, reinvention and hypergrowth leadership

Two-time New York Times best-selling author

Four-time technology entrepreneur, driving a combined exit value of over $200 million

Josh Linkner – who started his career as a jazz guitarist – personifies creativity, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation. He has been the founder and CEO of four tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million.

Josh is the author of two 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”. He is also the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, investing in and mentoring over 100 startups.

Josh has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a President Barack Obama Champion of Change award recipient. He is a regular columnist for Forbes, The Detroit Free Press, and Inc. Magazine. His work on innovation has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN, and The New York Times. And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar.

In 2017, Josh released his new book, “Hacking Innovation.” In this book he provides a new framework for innovation, reinvention, and transformation.

Our Comment

"To Josh Linkner, creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress. Sharing his experiences as a four-time successful tech entrepreneur, he helps companies harness their imagination to drive growth and innovation. He has insight into the steps it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, and harness the ferocity of entrepreneurial thinking. "

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