About Daniel Isenberg 

Daniel Isenberg

Daniel Isenberg is the professor of Entrepreneurship Practice at Babson Executive and Enterprise Education. Since 1981, he has been an entrepreneurship professor at Harvard, Columbia, Reykjavik, and the Technion. He also is the author of Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value, published by Harvard Business Review Press. For 15 years, Isenberg was an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Israel, and has been an active angel investor in more than a dozen ventures in 10 countries. He is a frequent participant at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the G20, and other international think tanks. He blogs regularly for HBR and previously has contributed to the Huffington Post, Forbes, The Economist, Businessweek, Quartz, and others. In 2009, he established the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project (BEEP) to help regional coalitions in a variety of countries create the policies, structures, programs, and climate that foster entrepreneurship. In this capacity, he has conducted projects in numerous countries, including Columbia, Brazil, Denmark, Canada, and the United States. Isenberg has published several seminal articles in the Harvard Business Review, including “Entrepreneurs and the Cult of Failure,” “How to Start an Entrepreneurial Revolution,” and “The Global Entrepreneur.” He earned his PhD in social psychology from Harvard University.