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.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Josh Linkner and other top speakers and celebrities.