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Michael Horn - TEDxSF - Disrupting Class

Michael Horn is the co-founder of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. He currently serves as the executive director of Innosight Institute's education practice, which seeks to transform America's educational system into a student-centric one in which every student can realize her human potential. In this capacity, he leads a team that educates policymakers to create smarter policy and encourage innovation in education, as well as publishes white papers, policy briefs, case studies, and other articles based on its ongoing research.Michael is the author of numerous publications and articles, including "Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns" (McGraw-Hill: June 2008) with Harvard Business School Professor and bestselling author Clayton M. Christensen and Curtis W. Johnson, president of the Citistates Group. BusinessWeek named the book one of the 10 Best Innovation & Design Books of 2008 and Newsweek named it as the 14th book on its list of "Fifty Books for Our Times." Michael has written articles for numerous publications and outlets including Forbes, The Huffington Post, the Economist, the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for American Progress, and Education Week and is a regular keynote speaker at education conferences and sessions around the country and testifies frequently in state legislative sessions.Tech&Learning magazine named Michael to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's from Yale University, where he graduated with distinction in History.
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