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Isaac GETZ

Isaac Getz

Leadership and Innovation Professor at ESCP Europe

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Isaac Getz studied engineering in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science and graduated with a Master of Science in Management, a PhD in Psychology and an Habilitation Research in Management.

He was a visiting professor at Cornell, Stanford and Massachusetts Universities and conducted many projects on topics related to the management of ideas, innovation and creativity, the organizational transformation and the liberating leadership.

As an active speaker on leadership, innovation, change and company growth, and on the employees’ initiative and involvement, he hosted conferences and seminars for many businesses and public executives. His work on innovation and leadership have lead him to speak in more than 200 companies in France and worldwide.

In 2003, Isaac Getz and Alan Robinson published a book entitled “Your ideas change everything!” which is an analysis of the essential contribution of Ideas Management Systems to improve innovation and business performances.

In 2009, Isaac Getz co-published with B. Carney «Freedom, Inc.» on the leaders of extraordinary companies that allow complete freedom of initiative to their employees.


ACHIEVEMENT / What is the project, initiative, startup, company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum about ?

“Completely change the world organizations to make them create human resources and, as result, economic resources too.”


LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?

France, Europe, World


IMPACT / What is the economic, social, political or environmental positive impact of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

“The drastic reduction of uneasiness at work and economical underperformance.”


QUOTE / A saying, quote or maxim that tells something about you ?

“To take full advantage of the society’s aspirations, the common good must be the echo of private happinesses.” J.-C. Fauvet