Steve Blank

Eight-time entrepreneur-turned-educator Steve Blank is credited with launching the Lean Startup movement. He’s changed how startups are built, how entrepreneurship is taught, how science is commercialized, and how companies and the government innovate. Recognized as a thought leader on startups and innovation, Steve was named one of the Thinkers50 top management thinkers and recognized by…

Ash Maurya

Ash Maurya is the creator of the one-page business modeling tool “Lean Canvas” and the author of Running Lean. He was the Founder and CEO of WiredReach, and regularly hosts sold-out workshops around the world and serves as a mentor to several accelerators including TechStars, Accelerace, Slingshot, and guest lecturers at several universities including MIT, Harvard, and…

Eric Ries

Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, which has sold over one million copies and has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, which has become a global movement in business, practiced by individuals and companies…

Alexander Osterwalder

Alexander Osterwalder is an entrepreneur, speaker and business model innovator. He is co-founder of Strategyzer, a leading SaaS company that helps organizations develop new growth engines, better value propositions, and powerful business models via online applications and facilitated online courses. In 2015 Alex won the strategy award by Thinkers50, called the “Oscars of Management Thinking”…

Joan Magretta

Joan Magretta MBA, PhD is an award-winning contributor to the Harvard Business Review, where she was strategy editor during the 1990s. A former partner at Bain & Co., she is now a Senior Institute Associate at Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. She is author of Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy.

Clay Christensen

Clayton Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches one of the most popular elective classes for second-year students, Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise. He is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth and his ideas have been widely…

Rita Gunther McGrath

Rita Gunther McGrath is a globally recognized expert on strategy, innovation, and growth with an emphasis on corporate entrepreneurship. Her work and ideas help CEOs and senior executives chart a pathway to success in today’s rapidly changing and volatile environments. McGrath is highly valued for her rare ability to connect research to business problems and…

Serguei Netessine

Serguei Netessine is a scientist and educator. He is a Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.Wikipedia Born: 1973, Russia Alma mater: University of Rochester Residence: Singapore Fields: Operations management, Innovation The Risk‑driven Business… 2014 The Network Challeng… 2009