Greg Larkin has built some of the most disruptive innovations of our time inside some of the biggest organizations on Earth. He is an expert in artificial intelligence, business growth, and corporate innovation. He is the best-selling author of This Might Get Me Fired, the co-founder of Recorp, the former director of new products and innovation at Bloomberg, and in 2006 was the first person to publicly predict the 2008 financial crisis. He believes that the greatest entrepreneurs of our time are hidden inside the biggest companies on Earth. At Google, Bloomberg, PWC, and across the Fortune 500 Greg has found these entrepreneurs and empowered them to do their most transformative work. A masterful storyteller, Greg transports the audience into the C-suites and studios where astounding innovation comes to life.
Unleash the Startup Within
Unleash the Startup Within – An Executive Playbook For Igniting An Entrepreneur Explosion
Inside of every huge company there’s a dormant volcano of entrepreneurs waiting to be activated, waiting to disrupt the status quo, waiting to create an innovation inflection point. But they often keep their heads down and try to stay out of trouble. The executive who seeks to innovate must first activate this entrepreneur underground. In this talk Greg Larkin brings us into the C-suites of Google, Uber, Bloomberg, and PWC where he’s unearthed astounding entrepreneur talent, and launched some of the most transformative products of our time. He shares the bold, counterintuitive strategies that catalyze exponential growth in huge companies.
The Entrepreneur Exodus And The New Balance of Power in Business
In 2014 Greg Larkin noticed a pattern: everytime he launched a successful innovation in a huge company his team either quit or got fired within a year. Including him. He saw hundreds of brilliant entrepreneurs leave prestigious, stable companies for less money and more risk. And once they were on the outside they grew, and grew and eventually stole market share and talent from huge corporate stalwarts. In this talk Greg takes us inside the entrepreneur exodus: one of the most dramatic reconfigurations of the competitive landscape in modern economic history. He shares what’s driving it, how to thrive in it, and where it will go next.
Emotional Artificial Intelligence: The Promise And Peril of AI And The Future of Work
Artificial intelligence can have a profound impact on how people treat one another in a large company. It can enhance human connectivity and compassion – and equally it can displace people and foment distrust. In this talk Greg Larkin shares how AI impacts emotional intelligence in the workplace. He shares stories of AI fueling incredible human connection, and AI ripping cohesive teams apart. It is both a warning and a ray of hope. This talk shares an insider’s perspective on how artificial intelligence intersects with emotional intelligence in the enterprise.
A truly transformative speaker. Like being transported into the future and empowered to build it.
~ Rana Novack, SVP, Communications, IBM
The rare corporate innovation expert who has lived it, fought for it, and won.
~ Tim Kau, Former CEO, Google – PWC Alliance
A unique mix of strategic fluency, storytelling, and blunt, straight talk
~ Brooke Crieff, Chief Design Officer, The Home Depot