Event Details

Dan_IsenbergIsenberg_bookHear and meet award-winning Dan Isenberg, Woods Hole School graduate-turned-Harvard professor, on Wednesday, July 28, 7:30 PM at the Woods Hole Library. He will focus his talk on his recently published book “Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value” (Harvard Business Review Press 2013). Which has been reviewed by all of the major media, including the Economist, Forbes, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and NPR, as well as Sir Richard Branson, Worthless, Impossible and Stupid is a unique global foray into the world of unusual entrepreneurs, from the chicken designer in Delhi to the billion dollar retailer in Slovenia, and from the video pill developer in Israel to the wind turbine blade maker in Brazil.

Raised in Woods Hole, Daniel Isenberg earned the Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University. was a professor for 11 years at the Harvard Business School. He has been an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Israel, and is an active angel investor. Daniel is also a widely published author.

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.” In October 2014 Daniel and Babson will launch the three-day open enrollment program, Driving Economic Growth Through Entrepreneurship Ecosystems at Babson Executive Education.

For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961.