Linda Rottenberg, CEO and Co-founder of Endeavor
|The Edge to Success
Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Reportand one of 100 “Innovators for the 21st century” by TIME Magazine, Linda Rottenberg is one of the world’s most dynamic and respected experts on entrepreneurship and innovative leadership for the new economy. Rottenberg pioneered the field of High-Impact Entrepreneurship, and as the CEO and co-founder of Endeavor, which identifies and mentors the most promising emerging-market entrepreneurs, she created 150,000 high-wage jobs generating annual revenues of $4.5 billion. A galvanizing speaker, Rottenberg motivates Fortune 500 managers to think like entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs are not always independent visionaries—in fact, many of the world’s best innovations are developed inside existing companies. In this talk, Rottenberg inspires and instructs corporate managers to become “intrapreneurs,” or employees who devise entrepreneurial solutions.
Through inspirational examples of world-class entrepreneurs supported by her organization, Rottenberg shares lessons on topics such as: using chaos as a catalyst; minnovating (innovating in small steps); scaling teams (including decentralized ones) in a unified way; building trust in business relationships; and fostering “psychic equity” within a team or company to ensure shared goals.
Few people have more insight into what makes great entrepreneurs a success. With her guidance, you can discover your own and your organization’s entrepreneurial potential and learn how to foster a culture of innovation.