Author / Chairman/Co-founder
Josh Linkner, who started his career as a jazz guitarist, personifies creativity, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation. He has been the founder/CEO of four tech companies, which sold for a combined value of more than $200 million. Mr. Linkner is the author of two New York Times best-sellers: Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity and The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation. He also is the founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners, investing in and mentoring more than 100 start-ups. He 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.