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Diana Kander NYT Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur, Forbes Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation

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  • Become a Value Driver
  • Co-Creation: Understanding Your Customers Better Than They Understand Themselves to Drive Innovation
  • Creating a Culture of Innovation: Motivate Your People to Focus on Real Value (And how to teach every employee to contribute to your company’s growth)
  • How to Create Innovative Value for Your Customers in a Commodity Business (Improve what you do and how you do it)
  • Increasing the Speed and Success of Innovation In Your Company
  • Innovate Faster by Measuring the Impossible
  • Innovative Leadership: the new mindset required for leaders to survive in today's economy
  • My Entrepreneurial Journey and Valuable Lessons Learned ((The journey of how Diana Kander became a serial entrepreneur)
  • The 6 Skills of an Innovator: How to Make Yourself Irreplaceable at Work (And how to protect your job from robots)

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  • 2014 All In Startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything Is on the Line

Diana Kander's family escaped from the Soviet Union when she was 8-years-old. By the time she was an American citizen, she had perfected her skills as a capitalist – selling flea market goods to grade school classmates at a markup.

Today, Diana is a successful entrepreneur, having founded and sold a number of ventures, a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri and a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest non-profit in the world dedicated to entrepreneurship and education. A Georgetown-educated attorney who left a successful practice to launch her first company, Diana draws on her experience as a founder, investor, and academic to train companies and non-profits how to be more innovative and how to get their employees to think like entrepreneurs.

Diana is the author of All In Startup, a New York Times Best-selling novel outlining lessons for launching successful products through a story of a struggling entrepreneur making his way through the World Series of Poker.

Diana lives in Columbia, Missouri with her high school sweetheart/best friend/husband, Jason, and their awesome son, True.


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