Efosa Ojomo was selected as one of 30 thinkers in the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar list, the world’s most reliable resource for identifying, ranking, and sharing the leading management ideas of our age.
He researches and writes about how innovation can transform organizations and create inclusive prosperity for many. In January, 2019, alongside the late Harvard Business School professor, Clayton Christensen, he published the book, The Prosperity Paradox: How innovation can lift nations out of poverty. Christensen was the world’s foremost thinker on Disruptive Innovation and was a mentor to Efosa Ojomo.
Efosa leads the Global Prosperity research group at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, an innovation-focused think tank based in Boston and Silicon Valley. Over the past several years, his work has been published and covered by the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, Quartz, Forbes, Fortune, The World Bank, NPR, and several other media outlets.
He speaks and consults often on how organizations can develop a culture that fosters market-creating innovations, and has presented his work at TED, the Aspen Ideas Festival, the World Bank, Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and at several other conferences and institutions.
His TED Talk on Innovation and Corruption has garnered over 2 million views.
In a Wall Street Journal review of The Prosperity Paradox, Rupert Darwall writes that the book provides “a better way to fight poverty” as it returns “the entrepreneur and innovation to the center stage of economic development and prosperity.”
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Efosa graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in computer engineering and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Efosa Ojomo is currently the director of Global Prosperity at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, where he leads the organization’s research on how innovation can create prosperity. His most recent book, published alongside Professor Clayton Christensen and Karen Dillon is titled The Prosperity Paradox: How innovation can lift nations out of poverty. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.Eng) and Harvard Business School (MBA).