Christian Busch

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership
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Christian Busch

Prof. Dr. Christian Busch is a world-leading expert on innovation, purpose-driven leadership, and cultivating serendipity.

He directs the CGA Global Economy Program at New York University, and also teaches at the London School of Economics. Previously, he co-directed the LSE’s Innovation Lab and co-founded the Sandbox Network, a global community of young innovators, as well as Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening leading CEOs.

He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Expert Forum, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and among Diplomatic Courier’s “Top 99 Influencers” and the Thinkers50 Radar list of the thinkers “most likely to shape the future”. Christian’s bestselling book, The Serendipity Mindset has been highlighted as a “wise, exciting, and life-changing book” (Arianna Huffington) that “offers practical guidance for all” (Paul Polman), and was featured on platforms such as the BBC, Harvard Business Review, and Forbes.

His research has been published in world-leading journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, and he regularly speaks at conferences such as TED/TEDx, World Economic Forum, and Financial Times Sustainability Summit. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics. 

Talks:

Responsible Leadership In The 21st Century: The Integration of Profit and Purpose

Connecting the Dots: Cultivating Serendipity for Innovation, Impact and “Active Luck”

Making Life Meaningful In Corporate Structures

Innovating For The Future: How and Why Companies Need to Change

How to Cope With Uncertainty: Cultivating Serendipity in a Fast-Changing World

How to Create Your Own Good Luck

What if being lucky was a skill that you could master and share with other people?
Modern life is full of chance encounters, changing plans, delayed journeys, human errors and other mishaps. So, what if we use such unpredictability to our advantage?

Dr Christian Busch has spent a decade exploring how, if acted upon, unexpected encounters can enhance our worldview, expand our social circles and create new professional opportunities. In this book, Christian reveals the secrets behind the hidden force that rules the universe: serendipity.

The Serendipity Mindset is a revolutionary, well-researched exploration of a well-researched and essential life skill that we can all develop in a few simple steps. By learning to identify, act on and share serendipity, we can use uncertainty as a pathway to more joyful, purposeful and successful lives. From couples who first interacted during chance encounters to business people who invented multi-million ideas after a best-laid plan misfired, Christian has studied hundreds of subjects who improved their lives by learning to see opportunities in the unexpected.

In this incisive book, Christian Busch reveals that luck isn’t always dumb. People who can see what others don’t – who are awake to the high probability of the improbable – can achieve and contribute in ways their more blinkered colleagues cannot. The Serendipity Mindset is a bracing and hopeful antidote to a world addicted to efficiency and control –  Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of  “When” and “Drive”

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