Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Josh Linkner, Innovation Expert

Who: Josh Linkner is an internationally recognized expert on innovation and is the author of four books on the subject including the New York Times bestsellers Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. Linkner founded and ran five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He’s the co-founder and Managing Partner of Muditā Venture Partners – an early-stage venture capital firm – and was previously the CEO and founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners. Over the last 30 years, he’s helped over 100 startups launch and scale.

Topic: His latest book Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results and the best ways for traditional companies to reinvent themselves. 

Quote: “Stop thinking of yourself as lacking innovation simply because you haven’t patented hundreds of inventions or launched a billion-dollar idea. Instead, let’s celebrate – and unleash- all levels of creativity and innovation.”

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.