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Josh Linkner

  • Founder and Chairman, ePrize
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • NYT Best-Selling Author
Biography

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

Josh is the author of four books, two New York Times Bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, and The ... VIEW MORE

Speaker Media

Josh Linkner Innovation Keynote Speaker
Beyond Speaking Interview
Keynote Demo
TEDx: How To Overcome Natural Forces
Speech Topics
  • Hacking Innovation: The New Business Growth Model from the Sinister World of Hackers

    With intense competitive pressures and mind-numbing speed, leaders seek fresh approaches for growth and innovation. As ... View More

  • HARNESSING INNOVATION: TURNING RAW IDEAS INTO POWERFUL RESULTS

    As a five-time successful tech entrepreneur and investor in dozens of startups, Josh Linkner has seen thousands of ... View More

  • THE GRAVITY-DEFYING LEADER: INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO HYPER-GROWTH LEADERSHIP

    With disruptive forces assaulting business from every direction, creativity has been labeled the single-most important ... View More

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL FIRE: THINK AND ACT LIKE A STARTUP (EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT)

    Entrepreneurs look at the world differently. We celebrate them for their bold vision and courage – they drive ... View More

Text Reviews
  • Josh Linkner, CEO of ePrize, is a tremendous business leader who has established a successful and sustainable company, as well as a culture that nurtures employees to help them maximize their potential.
  • Hon. Jennifer M. Granholm - Governor, State of Michigan
  • 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.
  • Bill Ford, Executive Chairman - Ford Motor Company
  • Josh’s presentation was one that made you watch, listen and learn and is a clear example of when you connect with people—they can gain insight and knowledge that will help open doors to new opportunities.
  • Nathan Forbes, Managing Partner - The Forbes Company

Josh's Blog

Well-Rounded is Over-Rated
"And the award goes to the most well-rounded person!" Said no one, ever. Achieving modestly in many areas may be what our midd...

The Beauty of Forest Fires
The devastating fires in California remind us of our environment's fragility and how little we can sometimes do to curtail the ...

How PepsiCo is Reinventing a Category...
Innovation is the hottest business buzzword, evoking images of bold tech startups taking dangerous risks to upend the sleeping ...

Why the Term "Entrepreneur" Should be...
Having built five startups from scratch and invested in or advised around 100 others, you could say I'm in the business of "ent...

Lick the Screen
Steve Jobs famously said that he made the icons on the iPhone so beautiful, customers would want to "lick the screen." By eleva...

How "Small" Innovations Lead to Big...
The concept of innovation can be completely overwhelming. Images of Edison inventing the light bulb or Henry Ford revolutionizi...

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