John Danner

Lecturer, Haas School of Business
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"Every organization or leader experiences failure. It is the biggest, most valuable yet untapped resource to success."

John Danner is a Lecturer of two MBA courses in venture development at Haas School of Business, University of California. Danner has over 30 years of professional experience advising and managing both large, complex organizations and emerging start-up ventures.

He served as a management consultant and worked in a diverse array of industry settings, from energy and healthcare to consumer products and multimedia. He conducts seminars for the school's international Executive Education program and serves as a senior moderator of the Aspen Institute Executive Seminar.

In addition to his consulting and teaching activities, his professional career includes experience as an entrepreneur, corporate lawyer and senior policy advisor at both the state and federal government levels. He serves as Member of Board of Advisors at Affinity Labs, Inc. In the 1970's he served as an aide to Governor Bill Clinton and to U.S. Secretary of Education Shirley Hufstedler. Danner holds J.D., M.P.H. and M.A.Ed. degrees from U.C. Berkeley and received his A.B. cum laude in government and economics from Harvard College.

John Danner serves as Faculty Director for the following Custom Programs:
BI Norwegian Business School
LG Open Innovation Program
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Academic Background 

JD, UC Berkeley

MPH and MAEd, UC Berkeley

BA, Harvard University

Publications & Media

Videos 

The Entrepreneurial Mindset in Large Corporations

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A Look Inside the Startup Bootcamp for Executives program

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Failure as a Strategic Resource

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Growth Strategy & Innovative Culture

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Books 

The Other "F" Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work

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Papers & Articles 

Accelerating Insider Entrepreneurship

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The 4 Personality Types of Successful Corporate Entrepreneurs

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EX-Factors for Designing an Innovative Organizational Culture

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Academic Background 

JD, UC Berkeley

MPH and MAEd, UC Berkeley

BA, Harvard University

Publications & Media

Videos 

The Entrepreneurial Mindset in Large Corporations

WATCH VIDEO

A Look Inside the Startup Bootcamp for Executives program

WATCH VIDEO

Failure as a Strategic Resource

WATCH VIDEO

Growth Strategy & Innovative Culture

WATCH VIDEO
VIEW MORE
Books 

The Other "F" Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work

VIEW BOOK
VIEW MORE
Papers & Articles 

Accelerating Insider Entrepreneurship

VIEW PAPER

The 4 Personality Types of Successful Corporate Entrepreneurs

VIEW PAPER

EX-Factors for Designing an Innovative Organizational Culture

VIEW PAPER
VIEW MORE