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Luke Williams
Works at DISRUPT: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business
Lives in New York, USA
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Authority on Innovation Leadership and Author of 'Disrupt'
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Luke Williams is an internationally recognized authority on Disruptive Thinking and Innovation Leadership. He is a Fellow at frog, one of the world's most influential innovation companies, and Professor of Innovation & Design at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He has worked with industry leaders like American Express, GE, Sony, Crocs, Virgin, Disney, and Hewlett-Packard, to create breakthrough product, service and business model solutions. Williams has been invited to speak worldwide, and his views have been featured in BusinessWeek, Fast Company, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal. 

He is the author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business (FT Press, 2011).

"Don't let the title fool you. This book is stuffed with practical, useful ideas that will change the way you create and sell useful, practical ideas."
––Seth Godin, author of Linchpin

“Luke Williams has a powerful message for companies today: Don’t wait for a couple guys in a garage to come up with an idea that will up-end your business.” 
––Linda Tischler, Senior Editor, Fast Company

"If you need to drive disruptive innovation in your own organization—and you do—Luke Williams is the guide you've been looking for."
––David L. Rogers, author of The Network Is Your Customer: Five Strategies to Thrive in a Digital Age

"By artfully smashing ideas together––from Schumpeter to Tarantino, business to design––Luke Williams upends the ordinary, providing the reader with a motivational and pragmatic blueprint for innovative thinking."
––Jamyn Edis, Vice-President of Emerging Technology R&D at HBO

"At some time, someone somewhere is going to disrupt your entire industry. Shouldn’t it be you? In this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide, Luke Williams reveals a way of thinking that has the power to transform your business."
––Cordell Ratzlaff, Director of User-Centered Design, Cisco

“Luke Williams is the master at unleashing big thoughts. His book, Disrupt, shows us how to do what sometimes seems impossible—conceiving and executing bold ideas with massive potential. At the Nike Foundation, we’ve put Luke’s principles to work and had tremendous results.” 
—Stuart Hogue, Director, Systems at Scale, Nike Foundation
Bragging rights
Patents awarded — "Portable Communication...", Oct 21, 2003. “Liquid Crystal Display", Dec 23, 2003. "Remote Controller", Jan 20, 2004. "Speaker", Jan 27, 2004. “Garage Door Opener", May 25, 2004. "Movable Barrier Operator", Jun 1, 2004. "Two-way Radio", Jul 27, 2004. "Surface Configuration...", Aug 24, 2004. "Wall Receiver", Aug 31, 2004. "Remote Control", Mar 7, 2006. "Digital Imager", May 30, 2006. “Game Device Carrying Case", Jul 25, 2006. “Television Set", Jul 25, 2006. “Game Device Case", May 8, 2007. "Screen for TelePresence...", Nov 25, 2008. "Mobile Communications...", Jun 11, 2009.
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New York, USA
Previously
San Francisco, USA - Silicon Valley, USA - Melbourne, Australia
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+1 646.709.6310
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+1 212.995.4855
Address
NYU Stern Henry Kaufman Management Center 44 West Fourth Street New York, NY 10012