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Josh Linkner

Author / Chairman/Co-founder

Platypus Labs

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.


Fellows’ Forum 1 with Josh Linkner

Presented by Josh Linkner at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 4th.

ACHE Fellows have the opportunity to meet with this year’s Opening Session or luncheon speakers in an exclusive, intimate setting. These smaller gatherings will immediately follow each speaker’s presentation. During each forum, speakers will expand on their topics and then engage the audience in discussion. Participation by Fellows is limited to one forum, and these…

Opening Session – Parker B. Francis Distinguished Lecture: Being Innovative in a Time of Rapid Change

Presented by Josh Linkner at 8:00 AM on Monday, March 4th.

Healthcare leaders work in one of the most dynamic and tumultuous industries in the nation, if not the world. Some health policies of the past are being challenged, and many think our industry is in crisis because of inadequate funding, changing regulations and new players entering our field. Now is the time for new and…