David Robertson is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he teaches Innovation and Product Design. He’s also the host of the weekly radio show “Innovation Navigation”, a live show on SiriusXM Channel 111 where David interviews world-renowned thought leaders about the management of innovation. For more on the radio show or to download the podcast, see www.innonavi.com.
From 2002 through 2009 Dave was the LEGO Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at Switzerland’s Institute for Management Development (IMD), and from 2010 through 2017 was a Professor of Practice at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While at IMD, David was given inside access to The LEGO Group, and wrote his award-winning book, Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry. Prior to IMD, David was a consultant at McKinsey & Company for 5 years and an executive at four enterprise software companies.
David’s new book, The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk, High-Reward Approach to Innovation, was published in May of 2017 by Harvard Business School Press.