Episode 71: Tony Wagner on the Harvard Innovation Lab, Creative Problem-Solving, and the Most Effective Competitive Advantage

Tony Wagner serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab. Prior to this appointment, Tony was the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, and the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. His previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility. Tony is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a widely published author. His work includes numerous articles and six books. Tony’s latest, Most Likely To Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for The Innovation Era, co-authored by Ted Dintersmith, was just published by Scribner. Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, was published by Scribner in 2012 to rave reviews and has been translated into 12 languages. His 2008 book, The Global Achievement Gap continues to be an international bestseller, with a Second Edition recently released.

 

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The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is a nonprofit founder and Notre Dame undergraduate student. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning programmer with a passion for tech and business.