Christian Busch

My guest this week is a world-leading expert on innovation, purpose-driven leadership, and cultivating serendipity. He teaches at New York University, where he directs the CGA Global Economy Program, as well as at the London School of Economics.  Previously, he co-directed the LSE’s Innovation and Co-Creation Lab.

He is co-founder of Sandbox Network, a global community of young innovators; and co-founder of Leaders on Purpose, an organisation convening leading CEOs and empowering them to integrate profit and purpose.

His latest book, The Serendipity Mindset, has been highlighted as a “wise, exciting, and life-changing book” and a “bracing and hopeful antidote to a world addicted to efficiency and control”.

Please welcome my guest, Dr Christian Busch

Bio

Dr. Christian Busch is a world-leading expert on innovation, purpose-driven leadership, and cultivating serendipity. He teaches at New York University (NYU), where he directs the CGA Global Economy Program, as well as at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Previously, he co-directed the LSE’s Innovation and Co-Creation Lab. Christian is co-founder of Sandbox Network, a global community of young innovators; and co-founder of Leaders on Purpose, an organisation convening leading CEOs and empowering them to integrate profit and purpose.

He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Expert Forum, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and among Diplomatic Courier’s “Top 99 Influencers”, JCI London’s “Ten Outstanding Persons of the World”, and the Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 management thinkers “most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.”

Christian’s new book, The Serendipity Mindset (Penguin Random House), has been highlighted as a “wise, exciting, and life-changing book” (Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post); a “bracing and hopeful antidote to a world addicted to efficiency and control” (Daniel Pink, Bestselling author of Drive); “highly recommended” (Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder, LinkedIn); and offering “excellent practical guidance for all” (Paul Polman, former CEO, Unilever).

His work has been published in world-leading journals such as the Strategic Management Journal and was featured in outlets such as Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Forbes, BBC, among others. He regularly speaks at conferences such as TEDx, World Economic Forum, and Financial Times Sustainability Summit. Christian received his PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE).

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