Barry O’Reilly

Barry O’Reilly

Faculty

Entrepreneur, Organizational Design

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Areas of Expertise

Corporate Innovation  •  Exponential Organizations  •  Entrepreneurship

About Barry

Barry O’Reilly is a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation.

Barry works with business leaders and teams from global organizations that seek to invent the future, not fear it. Every day, Barry helps with many of the world’s leading companies, from disruptive startups to Fortune 500 behemoths, to break the vicious cycles that spiral businesses toward death by enabling a culture of experimentation and learning to unlock the insights required for better decision making, higher performance and results.

Barry is the author of Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results, and co-author of the international bestseller Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale—included in the Eric Ries series, and a Harvard Business Review must read for CEOs and business leaders. He is an internationally sought-after speaker, frequent writer and contributor to The Economist, Strategy+Business, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

Barry is faculty at Singularity University, advising and contributing to Singularity’s executive and accelerator programs based in San Francisco, and throughout the globe. Barry speaks on a range of topics from Corporate Innovation, Exponential Organizations, Entrepreneurship and many more.

Barry is the founder of ExecCamp, the entrepreneurial experience for executives, and management consultancy Antennae.

His mission is to help purposeful, technology-led businesses innovate at scale.

ExecCamp at The Lean Startup Conference (5 mins)

Think BIG, Learn Fast, Start Now! (30 mins)

Designing For Business Evolution (45 mins)

Turning executives into entrepreneurs at ExecCamp

How To Lead Product Portfolios (40 mins)

How High Performance Organizations Innovate At Scale

Speaking Topics

  • Designing Exponential Enterprises

    Design exponential enterprises requires thinking about the development of new ideas, products, processes – even organizational behaviors – as a series of experiments to achieve a desired outcome we want.

    To succeed requires designs organizations to enable exponential experimentation and amplified learning to be part of everything people do. Witness through inspiring case studies how you can design mechanisms to leverage and combine human and technology capabilities with outstanding processes for exponential results.

  • Exponential Culture Transformation

    Your business is already dead, you just don’t know it yet. Are you responding? How? Organization wide transformation programs that lose momentum and slowly die? Innovation Labs that never produce or deliver? Doing the same things and expecting a different result?

    The enterprises that will survive embrace the exponential mindset, methods and behaviors. Making it to tomorrow means not doing what worked yesterday, everyday. Learn actionable steps rekindle your company’s innovative spirit to tackle uncertainty and win based on concrete examples and case studies from organizations that have create thriving cultures of experimentation, learning and growth.

  • Leaders For Exponential Times

    Leaders who illuminate the way, embrace uncertainty and manage the friction of the future can be cultivated and champion change across organizations. These people lead the necessary transformations to thrive in our exponential times. Yet while everyone may not be a game changer they too can have a game changing impact by applying the concrete strategies and tactics to empower people to not to fear the future, but invent it.

  • Turn Enterprise Executives to Exponential Entrepreneurs

    Everyone thinks about changing others. Executive need to think about change themselves. The majority are tapped in a myopic-mindset of the world. Or worse talking a lot of theory, yet showing next to no action.

    Hear thought-providing stories of how executives are radically seeking to disrupt themselves and their existing business. Learn how business leaders from multi-billion dollar organizations are getting outside their comfort zone and take part in a exponential experience to co-create with customers and win.

  • Unlearn To Succeed For The Exponential Future

    Effective leadership comes with a large learning curve. In today’s rapidly-evolving business climate, this is more true than ever for seasoned leaders and entrepreneurs alike.

    Many leaders rely too heavily on past achievements, practices, and ways of thinking to drive positive business results today, but they often need to unlearn those behaviors before they can take a step forward.

    Barry O’Reilly, author of Unlearn and Lean Enterprise, as he breaks down a transformative system for leaders how to rethink their strategies, retool their capabilities, and revitalize their businesses for stronger, longer-lasting success.

    This innovative and actionable framework shows leaders and entrepreneurs how to deliberately move away from once-useful mindsets and behaviors that were effective in the past and embrace new behaviors that are effective in a world ripe with emerging technologies and accelerated change.

  • Why Great Leaders Must Unlearn to Succeed in Today’s Exponential World

    Effective leadership comes with a large learning curve. In today’s rapidly-evolving business climate, this is more true than ever for seasoned leaders and entrepreneurs alike.

    Many leaders rely too heavily on past achievements, practices, and ways of thinking to drive positive business results today, but they often need to unlearn those behaviors before they can take a step forward.

    In this talk Barry O’Reilly breaks down a transformative framework that shows leaders how to rethink their strategies, retool their capabilities, and revitalize their businesses for stronger, longer-lasting success.

    This innovative and actionable framework shows leaders and entrepreneurs how to deliberately move away from once-useful mindsets and behaviors that were effective in the past and embrace new behaviors that are effective in a world ripe with emerging technologies and accelerated change.

    In this session, you will:
    – Learn to use a systematic approach to adapting your behaviors and mindset in order to meet the demands of an exponential rate of innovation.
    – Discover how to let go, reframe, and rethink past successes in order to succeed in the future.
    – Identify and address the personal obstacles that you need to unlearn.
    – Challenge your thinking, get outside your comfort zone, and achieve results beyond what you thought was possible.

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