Josh Linkner

Keynote Speaker: Five-Time Tech Entrepreneur; Hyper-Growth CEO; NY Times Bestselling Author; Venture Capitalist; Professional Jazz Guitarist & Host of the Creative Troublemakers Podcast

Josh Linkner Biography

Josh Linkner is a Creative Troublemaker. He passionately believes that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he’s on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals, and communities soar.

Linkner has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestsellers "Disciplined Dreaming" and "The Road to Reinvention". He has invested in and/or mentored more than 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.

Today, Linkner serves as Chairman and co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.

Linkner is also a passionate Detroiter, father of four, a professional-level jazz guitarist, and he has a slightly odd obsession for greasy pizza.

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Josh Linkner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Josh Linkner for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Josh Linkner generally travels from Detroit, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Josh Linkner for an upcoming event.

Josh Linkner Videos

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Josh Linkner Speaking Topics

  • THINK AND ACT LIKE A STARTUP: How celebrity entrepreneurs generate game-changing solutions

    Have you ever wondered how Oprah and Bill Gates think and act behind the scenes? How do the entrepreneurs we revere invent bold ideas, do more with less, and change the world as a result? What would happen if the founder of Snapchat or Zoom joined your organization?

    Tech startups aren’t the only ones who can think differently. We can all use this same creative thinking in our own careers, companies, and communities.

    In this energizing and surprising keynote, five-time tech entrepreneur and venture capital investor Josh Linkner demystifies startup thinking and shares a specific methodology that we can put into practice immediately. Audience members will learn to embrace the creativity, grit, and vision of a startup and then channel this approach to drive growth, innovation, efficiency, and customer delight. Participants get an insider’s look as Josh Linkner decodes startup thinking to help leaders of any size company in any industry or profession:

    • Understand how an entrepreneur would attack their organization with the specific goal of dislodging it
    • Reimagine their role through the lens of an entrepreneur
    • Harness the ferocity of entrepreneurial thinking
    • Embrace “startup speed” to increase velocity in their own organizations
    • Learn the five best approaches used by startups to create disruption
    • Avoid the weaknesses that plague entrepreneurs by exposing the four biggest startup death traps

  • THE CREATIVITY UPGRADE: Lead your team to the next level of innovation, growth, and sustainable success

    On a regular basis, we upgrade our cars, software, and wardrobe. But when was the last time you upgraded your imagination? Isn’t it about time to give your team a boost of inventive thinking, creative problem solving, and everyday innovation to drive better outcomes?

    From your upgrade, you will:

    • Learn and understand the mindsets of innovators
    • Grasp the need for – and urgency – of change
    • Become inspired to take action and forge a new path
    • Acquire specific techniques for creative problem solving
    • Leverage human imagination to outpunch the competition
    • Understand how and where to use inventive thinking to fuel growth
    • Discover fresh possibilities with heightened level of creative awareness
    • Recognize that we are all creative, and that everyday innovation is accessible for every role and job function
    • Demystify the creative process
    • Emerge with specific tools to close the Creativity Gap to achieve full potential
    • Launch a new version of you – as a powerful creative force

    In this inspiring keynote, Josh will help your team grow, as both business leaders and as people. Your audience will learn to solve problems in creative, nontraditional ways and expand their creative capacity to drive growth and sustainable success.

    Your group will laugh hysterically, feel thoroughly energized, get deeply inspired, and leave better equipped. Now that’s an upgrade that’s simply irresistible.

  • THE MUSIC OF BUSINESS: Problem solving, collaboration and agility from the dangerous world of jazz music

    Live jazz is an art form that equates to real-time innovation. To even navigate through a single song, jazz musicians must collaborate, adapt to rapidly changing circumstances, and make decisions in the face of ambiguity. As the baton of leadership gets passed from one musician to the next, individual contributors are constantly course correcting, inventing, and creatively solving problems.

    Sounds just like your organization, doesn’t it?

    In this unique and memorable keynote, jazz guitarist and tech entrepreneur Josh Linkner uses a live musical performance as a metaphor for modern, innovative collaboration. Josh and his fellow musicians lead the audience on a musical journey, sharing an insider’s look at this stunning art form. Through the lens of a jazz musician, participants will gain a fresh perspective and new techniques for creative problem solving, improved collaboration, and real-time agility.

    This mesmerizing session’s finale features live audience participation. After helping to ”compose” a new jazz song, three audience members join the band and perform their new composition live in front of their peers (no musical experience necessary). Participants are given handheld percussion instruments - along with some fun props and costumes - and together with Josh and his fellow musicians, the group performs for the audience. This live performance brings the key learning principles to life, always ending in a cheering crowd and terrific pictures for social media.

  • THE 5 MINDSETS OF INNOVATION: How the world’s most innovative leaders think and act

    Having interviewed hundreds of top innovators, leaders and organizations around the world, New York Times bestselling author and tech entrepreneur Josh Linkner uncovered the five most powerful mindsets that are the building blocks for jawdropping innovation. In this high-energy keynote, your audience will learn to embrace these powerful approaches in order to conquer adversity and fuel growth.

    How did an oddball idea save the cattle industry over $1 billion? How did a large hotel chain create a new revenue stream and drive competitive differentiation without investing a penny? How did the leaders of a small organization stave off a near-certain extinction, even when they were overwhelmingly outmatched by a powerful enemy?

    Each mindset is reinforced through surprising, real-world examples, laugh out loud moments, and practical takeaways. The five mindsets are portable and can be applied immediately to any role, job function, or industry. This memorable session will leave your audience inspired, moved, and better equipped.

  • FIND A WAY: Expand creative problem solving to tackle the challenges of COVID-19

    In these uncertain times, we can no longer rely on the models of the past and expect the same results. How can we confront the new realities of the COVID-19 era and emerge stronger and better equipped?

    Creative problem solving has long been the core ingredient in overcoming adversity and seizing new opportunities. In this inspiring keynote, famed tech entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Josh Linkner explores the realities, challenges, and opportunities created by COVID-19 and delivers an inspiring path forward. Participants will learn specific techniques and leave both energized and better equipped to conquer challenges and seize possibilities.

    How can leaders bounce back and recover after facing painful setbacks? How can creative resilience be harnessed to conquer adversity? How can we rewrite the rules after a massive sea change like the coronavirus? In this high-energy session, participants will see how creative problem solving can become their most powerful resource. They’ll uncover practical tools to unlock inventive thinking and win even against daunting odds and unprecedented challenges.

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