Daniel Isenberg is founding executive director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project (BEEP), and Adjunct Professor at Columbia School of Business. Daniel was a professor for 11 years at the Harvard Business School, was an entrepreneur and VC in Israel, and is an angel investor. Daniel is also an acclaimed author, including Worthless Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value (HBR Press 2013), featured in the Economist, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, etc. Daniel’s blog posts have been viewed by over a million people. Daniel pioneered the concept of entrepreneurship ecosystems, and directs Manizales-Mas and Scale Up Milwaukee. In 2012 Mikhail Gorbachev awarded Isenberg the Pio Manzu Award for “Innovations in economic development.” Daniel created the 3-day Babson program, Driving Economic Growth Through Entrepreneurship Ecosystems. Daniel earned the Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University in 1981.