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Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies was last modified: December 21st, 2023 by Stern Strategy Group

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Jason Wild Headshot

Award-Winning Growth and Strategy Executive Helping Companies Innovate and Transform Into Ethical and Responsible Customer-Centric Organizations; Worldwide Digital Transformation and Value Proposition Design Expert Who Helps Create Great Brands; Former Vice President, CEO Co-Innovation and Customer Engagement, Microsoft; Investor/Entrepreneur in Residence, Goizueta Business School, Emory University; Upcoming Co-Author, “Scaling Genius” with Linda A. Hill

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Innovation & Design / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education
Azeem Azhar headshot

Global Futurist and Exponential Thinker Who Helps Leaders Break Down the Complexity of Emerging Technologies and Understand Their Impact on Economies and Society; Corporate Innovator, Serial Entrepreneur and Technology Investor; Founder, Exponential View; Host, “Exponentially” on Bloomberg TV; Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School, Oxford University; Co-Chair, Global Futures Council on Complex Risks, World Economic Forum; Award-Winning, Bestselling Author, “The Exponential Age” (2021); Named one of Vox’s 2023 Future Perfect 50 and to the Thinkers50 2022 Radar List

Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Policy & Government / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Platform Revolution / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education

World-Renowned Expert on Leadership and Diversity-Driven Innovation; Award-Winning Co-Author of Bestseller “Collective Genius;” Co-Founder, Paradox Strategies Leadership Advisory Firm; Co-Founder, InnovationForce; Chair of the Leadership Initiative and Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Named a Top 50 Management Thinker in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Leadership / Innovation & Design / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Strategy / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Executive Education / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors
Rana el Kaliouby

Pioneering AI Scientist and Inventor of Emotion and Human Perception AI; Visionary Entrepreneur, Investor and Authority on Developing an AI Mindset for Competitive Advantage; Expert on Designing and Implementing Ethical Business Strategies; Deputy CEO, Smart Eye; Co-Founder and Former CEO, Affectiva; Bestselling Author, “Girl Decoded” (2020); Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Futurists / STEAM / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Executive Education / Moderators / Trust & Empathy / Founders & Practitioners
Gary Hamel Headshot

One of the World’s Leading Experts in Leadership, Strategy, Change and Innovation Who Helps Organizations Build Breakout Strategies, Bust Bureaucracy, Unleash Innovation and Accelerate Change; Wall Street Journal World’s #1 Business Thinker; Visiting Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School; Director of The Management Lab; Fellow of The Strategic Management Society; Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame; Bestselling Author, “Humanocracy.”

Strategy / Leadership / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Future of Work / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Must-Read Books
Christian Stadler Headshot

Internationally Renowned Strategy and Leadership Expert Whose Practical Frameworks Help Organizations Leverage Input From All Levels of Their Business To Create Successful Long-Term Strategies; Skilled Facilitator of Interactive Scenario Planning Workshops; Strategic Management Professor, Warwick Business School; Forbes Contributor; Bestselling Co-Author, “Open Strategy”

Leadership / Strategy / Generative AI / Company Culture / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / International Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Executive Education / Must-Read Books
Katharine Wilkinson Headshot

Renowned Climate Change Strategist, Author and Expert on How Organizations and Changemakers Can Lead on Climate; Trusted Advisor to Business and Government Leaders, Investors, Organizations and Communities; Senior Writer, New York Times Bestseller “Drawdown” (2017); Editor-in-Chief, “The Drawdown Review” (2020); Co-Editor, “All We Can Save” (2020); Co-Host, “A Matter of Degrees” Podcast; Co-Founder, The All We Can Save Project; One of 15 “Women Who Will Save the World,” Time Magazine

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Policy & Government / Strategy / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Energy & Renewables / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Founders & Practitioners

Leading Expert on Civic Innovation to Achieve Change in Government; Advisor and Champion of Public Entrepreneurship and “Possibility Government”; Author, “We the Possibility”; Award-Winning Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Leadership / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Policy & Government / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Founders & Practitioners
Mark Roberge Headshot

Pioneering Practitioner of Modern Revenue Generation and Sales & Marketing Strategies in the Digital Era; Founding CRO, HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS); Bestselling Author, “The Sales Acceleration Formula”; Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Harvard Business School; Venture Capitalist Who Helps Businesses Scale While Leveraging Salesforce Culture and Maximizing Success

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Emerging Technology / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners

Successful Hedge Fund Entrepreneur with Vast Expertise in Investing, Emerging Technologies and Corporate Leadership; Visiting Lecturer at MIT and Harvard Business School; Contributor to World Economic Forum Research; Founding Partner, Domeyard LP and CEO, Databento; Author, “The Finance Snake” (2021)

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Financial Services / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners
Jason Pontin Headshot

Visionary Futurist and Venture Capitalist Funding Dynamic Breakthrough Technologies in Computing, Energy, Life Sciences and Health Care; Leading Expert on New Technology, Innovation and the Future of Work; Renowned Journalist, Speaker and Moderator; Partner, DCVC; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Strateos

Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Longevity & Aging / Moderators / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Energy & Renewables / Founders & Practitioners

Digital Health Pioneer, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Mobile & Wearable Technology for Emotional Intelligence and Well-Being; Expert on Emotion AI and the Ethics of Its Use; Top Cited Scholar in the Areas of Digital Health and Affective Computing; Co-Founder, Affectiva; Co-Founder and Chairman, Empatica; Director, Affective Computing Research, MIT Media Lab; Professor, MIT; Faculty Chair MindHandHeart

AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Emerging Technology / STEAM / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
Kelly Peters Headshot

Behavioral Economics Expert and Leader in Applying Human Insights to Business Strategy, Marketing and Operations; Co-Founder, BEworks; Founder and CEO, Trial Run; Lifetime Achievement Award, Consulting Magazine

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
Neri Oxman Headshot

Award-Winning Architect, Designer and Inventor; Pioneer of the Field of Material Ecology; Leading Authority on “Hacking” Nature for the Purposes of Speculative and Practical Design; Founder, Mediated Matter Research Group at the MIT Media Lab; Founder and CEO, OXMAN

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Founders & Practitioners
Bob Moesta Headshot

Master Innovator, Maker and Entrepreneur; Expert Investigator of Consumers’ Motivations and Decision-Making Processes; Co-Creator of the “Jobs-To-Be-Done” Theory; President, ReWired Group; Co-author, “Choosing College” (2019)

Innovation & Design / Education & Lifelong Learning / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
Jon McNeill Headshot

Visionary Leader and Serial Entrepreneur Who Teaches Organizations How to Exponentially Scale Business and Drive Disruptive Innovation; Co-founder and CEO, DVx Ventures; Board of Directors Member and Vice Chairman of the Cruise Board, General Motors; Former COO, Lyft; Former President, Tesla Motors; Successful Investor and Strategic Advisor on Risk Assessment; Expert on Leading Highly Effective Teams; Lecturer, Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management

Leadership / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners
Rory McDonald Headshot

Leading Expert on Disruptive Innovation and Strategies for Conquering New Markets; Authority on Proactive Investment Opportunities; Best 40 Under 40 Professor (Poets & Quants); Professor, Harvard Business School

Innovation & Design / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Financial Services / Moderators
Andrew W. Lo Headshot

World-Renowned Economist and Financial Scholar Whose Research and Evidence-Based Frameworks Offer Audiences a Deeper Understanding of Market Behaviors and Modern Investment Strategies; Professor, Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering, Principal Investigator at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT Sloan School of Management; Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the AlphaSimplex Group, QLS Advisors, and the Award-Winning BridgeBio Pharma; Author, “Adaptive Markets” (2017); Co-Author, “In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio” (2021); TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Financial Services / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Neuroscience / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
Mark R. Kramer headshot

Global Authority on Strategies That Drive Competitive Advantage by Leveraging Business Opportunities With Social and Environmental Impact; Co-Creator (With Michael Porter) of the Creating Shared Value (CSV) Concept; Acclaimed Scholar Who Introduced the Ideas of Impact Investing, Catalytic Philanthropy, Collective Impact, and Strategic Evaluation; Co-Founder, FSG; Senior Fellow, CSR Initiative of the Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Strategy / Financial Services / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues

New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on Human Performance; Foremost Authority on Harnessing Flow to Amplify Focus, Decision-Making and Productivity; Visionary Thinker on the Future of Technology; Award-Winning Journalist; Three-Time Pulitzer Prize Nominee; Author, “Gnar Country” (2023) and Bestseller “The Art of Impossible” (2021); Executive Director, Flow Research Collective

Must-Read Books / Neuroscience / Leadership / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Inspirational Speakers / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / Experiential Programs
Larry Keeley headshot

Authority on Integrating Firms into Dynamic Business Ecosystems; Innovation Strategy and Effectiveness Expert; Influential Designer; Co-Founder and Former President, Doblin; Author, “Ten Types of Innovation”

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education

Leading Authority on Economic Revival and Growth; Entrepreneur and Angel Investor; Founder, Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Platform; Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice, Babson Executive and Enterprise Education; Author, “Worthless, Impossible and Stupid”

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Supply Chain Management / Executive Education

Digital Transformation Pioneer and Expert on AI-First Operating Models That Exponentially Scale Business; David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Information Science, Harvard Business School; Award-Winning Co-Author, “Competing in the Age of AI” (2020)

Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution / Founders & Practitioners
Ayanna Howard Headshot

Pioneering Innovator, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Robotic Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Industry, Health Care and Education; Co-Founder and Board Director, Zyrobotics; Dean, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University; Bestselling Author, “Sex, Race and Robots”

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Emerging Technology / STEAM / Futurists / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Education & Lifelong Learning / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers

Biotech and Life Sciences Visionary Helping Organizations and Society Understand How Synthetic Biology Will Positively Impact Human Life, Change Industries and Create Investment Opportunities; Cell Biologist, Futurist, Entrepreneur and Global Authority on Synthetically Engineering Life; Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Genome Project-write; Founder and Past President, Humane Genomics, Inc.; Co-Author, “The Genesis Machine” (February 2022)

Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Financial Services / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Longevity & Aging / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners

Global Authority on Leading Innovation and Navigating Transitions by Harnessing the Power of Inquiry to Creatively Solve Problems; Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management; Co-Founder, The Innovator’s DNA; Innosight Fellow; Award-Winning Author, “Questions Are the Answer” (2018); Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA” (Updated 2019); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021, Thinkers50

Leadership / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Navigating Uncertainty / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Experiential Programs / Executive Education
William Green headshot

Award-Winning Financial Journalist Helping Individuals Think Strategically and Make Better Decisions by Sharing the Wisdom and Habits of the World’s Most Successful Investors; New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Co-Author; Author, “Richer, Wiser, Happier” (2021)

Financial Services / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Must-Read Books
Nathan Furr

Foremost Expert on Managing Uncertainty with Frameworks to Build Resilience, Uncover New Possibilities, and Strategically Adapt to Change; Recognized Authority on Technology Strategy, Digital Transformation and Disruptive Innovation; Co-Author of Five Books on Innovation Including “Innovation Capital” (2019) and “The Upside of Uncertainty” (2022); Professor, INSEAD

Navigating Uncertainty / Innovation & Design / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / International Speakers & Advisors / Moderators / Platform Revolution / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Executive Education / Must-Read Books
Jeff Dyer Headshot

Expert on Strategically Designing Innovative Business Models, Corporate Cultures and Leadership Styles; Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA,” “The Innovator’s Method” and “Innovation Capital” (2019); Executive MBA Professor, Wharton School; Professor of Strategy, Brigham Young University

Innovation & Design / Company Culture / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies
Isha Datar Headshot

Cellular Agriculture Pioneer; Executive Director, New Harvest; Co-Founder, Perfect Day (formerly Muufri) and Clara Foods

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / STEAM / Emerging Technology / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners

Pioneering Bioscientist and Innovator; Expert on Leading Teams Where Few Rules or Precedents Exist; Neuroengineer Focused on Mapping the Brain to Cure Mental Illness and Neurological Disorders; Professor, MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Co-Director, K. Lisa Yang Center for Bionics; Co-Founder, Cognito Therapeutics

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Longevity & Aging / Founders & Practitioners / Neuroscience
David Bell

Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Pioneer Who Helps Businesses Create Effective Go-To-Market Strategies for Today’s Online/Offline and Omnichannel World; Expert on Consumer Behavior and the Future of Retail; Disruptive Startup Mentor and Investor; Bestselling Author, “Location Is (Still) Everything”; Co-Founder, Idea Farm Ventures

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Communication Strategy / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books
BETH ALTRINGER

Award-Winning Designer and Expert on Combining Design, Technology and Behavioral Science to Create Innovative Products, Services and Experiences; Unrivaled Authority on Innovation Leadership, Product Desirability and Outside-the-Box Design Thinking; Founder, The Desirability Lab; Principal, Ames Studio; Professor of Practice and Executive Director, Joint Master of Arts in Design Engineering (MADE) Program, Brown University and RISD

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work