Daniel Isenberg was a professor for 11 years at the Harvard Business School, has been an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Israel, and is an active angel investor. Daniel is also a widely published author, including Worthless Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value (Harvard Business Review Press 2013) which has been featured in the Economist, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week etc. Daniel’s blog posts have been viewed by over a million people.
He is presently Babson Executive Education Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice, founding executive director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project (BEEP), and Adjunct Professor at Columbia School of Business. Daniel has been a pioneer in the concept and development of entrepreneurship ecosystems, and he currently directs several projects in cities in Colombia, United States, and Denmark.
For this work, in 2012 Mikhail Gorbachev awarded Isenberg the Pio Manzu Award for “Innovations in
economic development.” Daniel earned the Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University. In October 2014 Daniel and Babson will launch the three-day open enrollment program, Driving Economic Growth Through Entrepreneurship Ecosystems at Babson Executive Education.