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Domestic In-Person (USA): $30,000 – $40,000*
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Michigan, USA

Tags: Business / Music / Internet of Things (IoT) / Investing & Venture Capital / Entrepreneurship / Innovation / Leadership / Technology

About

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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Find A Way™

Description: A proven innovation framework to solve problems, accelerate opportunity, and sustain growth. This keynote by Josh Linkner focuses on a 5-step innovation framework for full-organization ingenuity, offering tools for sustainable success. The framework emphasizes agility, creativity, and improvisation over traditional approaches.

Outcomes: Leaders and teams will leave with a model for harnessing ingenuity to solve problems and seize opportunities, innovative strategies for daily results, and the confidence to tackle the unknown and emerge victorious.

Big Little Breakthroughs™

Description: This keynote addresses how small, everyday innovations can drive oversized results. It presents a practical approach to unlocking dormant creative capacity, focusing on small, daily creative acts that lead to significant long-term rewards.

Outcomes: Attendees will gain a framework for cultivating a high volume of innovations, inspiring stories demonstrating the power of creative problem-solving, and insights into the habits and tactics of the world’s most prolific innovators.

The Music of Business

Description: Josh Linkner explores what business leaders can learn from the world of jazz about collaboration, creativity, and performance under pressure. The session includes a live musical performance and connects jazz and business for collaborative innovation.

Outcomes: The audience will understand the mindset and perspective of a jazz musician as a model for business growth, collaborative creativity tools, and the inspiration to push boundaries for remarkable outcomes.

The Innovative Leader

Description: This keynote offers a modern framework to lead with confidence amid uncertainty and change. It focuses on developing decisive, creative, and adaptable leadership skills for future success.

Outcomes: Participants will learn innovative leadership frameworks, insights from successful leaders, strategies for growth and success in changing times, and views on business disruption.

Disciplined Dreaming™

Description: Addressing the crucial role of creativity in modern business, this keynote discusses a system to drive breakthrough creativity based on Josh Linkner’s New York Times bestselling book. It emphasizes the importance of creative problem-solving and inventive thinking in overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities.

Outcomes: Leaders and teams will gain a model for harnessing and applying human creativity, an understanding of how top innovators think and act, and practical techniques for generating ideas for any challenge.

Rethink. Reboot. Reinvent

Description: This keynote focuses on driving disruption and accelerating transformation in an era of rapid change. Josh Linkner shares a model for leading reinvention efforts and responding confidently to change.

Outcomes: The audience will leave with a framework for leading reinvention, confidence to navigate challenges and opportunities, strategies for relevance and adaptability, and the ability to discover new approaches.

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Testimonials

  • “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
  • “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
  • “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

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