MEET DR. G, THE POLYMATH
Speaker. Author. Professor. Entrepreneur. Advisor. Investor.
Doing the usual stuff doesn’t change a damn thing. In fact, it breeds complacency and status quo thinking.
Why compete for mediocrity when you can win much more easily by doing things differently?
As an innovation-focused executive for the past 20+ years, Dr. G has studied, interviewed, worked for, and advised forward-thinking leaders from the worlds most recognized companies helping to transform mediocre progress into breakthrough growth. Companies such as Marriott, Roche, Google, American Express, LG, Klick Health, Digitas Health, Merck, Astellas, Medstar, Johns Hopkins, HealthLoop, and many more have sought the perspectives and ideas from Dr. G to help them both think and do different.
Dr. G is a world renowned speaker on innovation who has inspired leaders of all types of organizations on how to “think differently and inoculate against status quo”. He has delivered over 250 inspirational keynotes for both public and private events, to over 25,000 people, in over 30 global cities at some of the worlds most prominent stages – including TEDxMidAtlantic, Exponential Medicine, SxSW, Health 2.0, and much more.
His superpower is his unusual ability to uncover hidden patterns that separate the best from the rest. He is a firm believer that in order to create a breakthrough product or brand, you must ignore the headlines and learn from the hidden trends occurring at the fringes.
As a true polymath, Dr. G lives at the intersection of a diverse range of industries helping companies innovate in a world of uncertainty; while drawing upon his diverse vantage point as a doctor, professor, futurist, speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. Simply put, he helps leaders and organizations imagine their future selves, and then helps them get there. Through his storytelling media company – Unusual Inc. – he spends his time curating and creating unusual ideas, experiences, and perspectives to help leaders accelerate innovative thinking and reimagine new business opportunities.
Most recently Dr. G was the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Product Innovation for Physicians Interactive Holdings (sold to Merck), where he led a world-class team to ideate, design, build, and deploy disruptive solutions for a health audience. In addition to his executive roles, he serves as an Adjunct Professor of “Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship” at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, Duke Corporate Education, and Singularity University while also sitting on numerous company boards as an investor and advisor.
Using the world as his stage and loyal followers as his amplified voice, Dr. G always asks the uncomfortable questions and seek the unreasonable answers. With this focused sense of purpose, he has persevered against the odds to inspire a new level of curiosity to make the impossible, possible.
Lots of people read and write the news. But only few people know how to make the news. So lets make the news together!