John Danner

Entrepreneurship Specialist, Electrical Engineering, Keller Center, Princeton University
Lecturer (Continuing), Senior Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

John teaches courses on innovation, strategy and venture development at UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business and Princeton University. In addition, he anchors programs for UC's Center for Executive Education and other international sponsors, and guest lectures on various campuses, including Yale, Harvard and universities overseas. He is also a senior moderator for the Aspen Institute. SPEAKER: A frequent, highly regarded keynoter and speaker at conferences and seminars around the world, including TEDx, TED Global, association meetings and many corporate events. AUTHOR: He is the co-author of two best-selling books: Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win (Harvard Business Review Press lead title, 2017) - about the personality characteristics of highly successful entrepreneurs and how they handle the dynamic challenges of building businesses of enduring value; and The Other ‘F’ Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work, (John Wiley & Sons; lead title, 2015) - about how executives and leaders can turn failure from a regret into a strategic resource. His articles and interviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, Entrepreneur, Chief Executive and other media channels. CONSULTANT: He advises senior executives in business, government and nonprofits in a variety of settings globally - on issues of strategic and leadership significance. OTHER: For those of you who are fans of TED, he’s also the guy who came up with the idea for TED U[niversity]. He received his JD, MPH and MAEd degrees from UC Berkeley, and his BA from Harvard. He and his wife live in Berkeley and New York City, and have three sons. I am an open networker (LION).