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About Jeanne

Jeanne Liedtka has been involved in the corporate strategy field for over 30 years. As professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, she teaches both MBAs and executives, as well as consulting on innovation, organic growth and design thinking.

Beginning her career as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, she has served as Associate Dean of the MBA Program at Darden, Executive Director of the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation, and Chief Learning Officer at United Technologies Corporation.

Her most recent books are The Catalyst; How You Can Lead Extraordinary Growth (winner of the Business Week best innovation books of 2009), Designing for Growth: A design thinking tool kit for managers (winner of the 1800 CEO READ best management book of 2011), and The Physics of Business Growth. She has a forthcoming book, Solving Business Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works.

Jeanne joined Darden in 1989, having received her DBA in management policy from Boston University and her MBA from Harvard Business School.