Josh Linkner

2x NYT Bestselling Author, 5x Tech CEO, Innovator, Investor and Global Innovation Speaker

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Josh Linkner— a New York Times bestselling author — is a rare blend of business, art, and science.

On the business front, he’s been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which created over 10,000 jobs and sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He’s the co-founder and Managing Partner of Muditā (moo-DEE-tah) Venture Partners - an early-stage venture capital firm investing in groundbreaking technologies. Over the last 30 years, he’s helped over 100 startups launch and scale, creating over $1 billion in investor returns. He’s twice been named the EY Entrepreneur of The Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.

While proud of his business success, his roots are in the dangerous world of jazz music. He’s been playing guitar in smoky jazz clubs for 40 years, studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and has performed over 1000 concerts around the world.

His experiences in both business and music led him to become one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation. Josh is the co-founder and Chairman of Platypus Labs, a global research, training, and consulting firm. Today, he’s on a mission to help leaders Find A Way™ through creative problem-solving, inventive thinking, and ingenuity.

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“In today’s fiercely competitive global marketplace the most important resource any business has is the creative thinking of its people. Josh Linkner lays out a road map that will guide individuals, teams, and companies to higher levels of creativity. It is a journey that will lead to better ideas and breakthrough thinking.”

Bill Ford
Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company

“We very much enjoyed your talk and workshop. You created just the right finish and exclamation point in our program. The feedback from our team – amazing, energizing messages, entertaining and humorous, actionable learnings, things people can do right away.”

Sajeena Warrier
Managing Director, Intel Security

“Building a culture of innovation in large companies is critically important, and there’s no better way to learn than with a trusted roadmap of tools and real-life examples. Josh Linkner illustrates how innovative thinking is possible for every employee and business leader, so we can all unlock our full creative potential.”

Mike Kaufman
CEO, Cardinal Health

“Josh Linkner helps organizations discover and exploit their strengths in a changing business world. He clearly shows how to reignite innovation and unlock new business value such as speed, agility, persistence, and partnership.”

Alan Boehme
Chief Innovation Officer and Global CTO, The Coca-Cola Company

“Josh Linkner unlocks the techniques behind some of the world’s most remarkable innovations.”

Eric Schurenberg
CEO, Fast Company

“When Josh speaks, business improves.”

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

“Thank you a million times over—you nailed it with the presentation yesterday and it was spot on for our team! You sparked so many follow-on discussions yesterday and were a continued theme throughout our meeting—people are already brainstorming great new ideas about how to implement small innovations and use your tips to break down barriers on our teams."

Melissa Fillpek
Director Public Affairs, American Express

“Josh, as always you are amazing. It is quite obvious that you took the time to prepare to bring everything you have. Thank you for your coaching and support throughout. I am sending you so much gratitude. You amaze me...always!”

Kathy Twells
Assoc. Vice President Customer Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company

“Josh Linkner is a truly special entrepreneur; Part of a rare breed.”

Sandy Schwartz
CEO, Cox Automotive

“Josh, you were fantastic and an absolute delight to work with. Wow – what can I say except a huge THANK YOU. Your presentation was so excellent and a wonderful way to kick off our Annual Meeting. I heard so many of our members making reference to your presentation throughout the Meeting. And, signing books for two hours was a true testimonial to how well your presentation resonated with our members. Plus, you were a pure delight to work with . . . very low maintenance.”

Anne Blouin
Chief Learning Officer, ASAE

“A journey that will lead to better ideas and breakthrough thinking.”

Bill Ford, Jr.
Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company

“OUTSTANDING. Every example resonated. We need to have you back. You nailed it. Exactly what we wanted.”

Richard Davis
CEO, US Bank

“Josh Linkner delivers a roadmap to help future generations of entrepreneurs and innovators push boundaries and explore the art of the possible. He provides a clear path to help you build an army of everyday innovators and turn ideas into action.”

Steve Case
Co-Founder and Former CEO, AOL, Chairman, Revolution Partners