Voices

What our participants say about our courses

Just a brief conversation with Mike will leave you motivated to think and innovate, but also wondering how you survived up until this point.

— Winter, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation
Our impact: six voices: Leading Disruptive Innovation, Rutgers U. (2:15)


…Mike is consumed by thinking, growing and innovating on a daily basis.
…From the first class Mike was challenging each and every individual to go back to the drawing board in your professional [life].

— Winter, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation

He successfully convinced every single individual in the room to pursue learning, developing and innovating like it was oxygen.

— Winter, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation

Mike [in] an incredibly dynamic speaker…

— Winter, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation

[We heard from] incredible leaders in innovation from various industries and time periods. This was helpful as we each were able to leverage the broad experience base and develop tangible plans for returning to our companies.

— Winter, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation

…Mike did an incredible job instigating and facilitating organic conversation between all of the companies represented in the class.

— Winter, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation

…this curriculum is essential for anyone who wants to know what it takes to stay relevant in the coming years.

— Winter, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation

Mike Grandinetti inspires the next generation of students, especially executive MBA students, to propose solutions to challenges in business and society. Great to partner with Mike both in the classroom (industry panels) and at hack-a-thons. He is an engaging speaker and lecturer as well, drawing on a vast network and set of entrepreneurial experiences.

— Business model innovation for Hult MBA program

I highly recommend…Leading Disruptive Innovation because over a few days it fundamentally changed my perspective which I was able to immediately apply to my job. The course did not just teach topics or skills, but impacted my perceptions of how to rapidly expand cutting-edge businesses. The outstanding faculty team share their first-hand experiences of successful running start-ups as well as sharing their unique insights and observations. The faculty have developed formats and frameworks that are easy for students to understand and immediately apply when they return to their jobs after the class. The program leverages real world examples that are thought provoking and practical. I thoroughly enjoyed my time learning and sharing in this class.

— Spring, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation

…the high caliber faculty…taught me that innovation is more than a new big idea. Instead, it’s a progression of repair on the products, methods, and beliefs that our organizations and societies revolve. The faculty reminded me that these repairs are required everywhere. That they’re right in front of our eyes, and usually simple to get started on.  The program gave me the courage to [innovate].

— Spring, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation

Mike Grandinetti, a masterful facilitator who is both academically accomplished and has, is executing in the real world. Qualities that make Mike uniquely gifted to provide what was an incredible learning and at times sole provoking experience in his Leading Disruptive Innovation course… Through case studies, sharing his considerable expertise, humor and student engagement, Mike led us on an in-depth exploration of what true entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship is all about. Moreover, Mike brought in a wide range of disruptors, change agents and leaders whom all contributed to the learning. Most importantly we left tangible takeaways.

— Spring, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation

The faculty are are inspirational educators and thought leaders.  They successfully facilitated the class through expert panels discussions, insights into tools, workshops, and problem solving coaching sessions. They assembled excellent forward thinking content, innovative business practice leaders and real life examples that each student could relate and take back to their teams to motivate and drive the innovation culture. The faculty have a wealth of knowledge and are practioners of innovation on what works. I would highly recommend taking this program.

— Spring, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation

I had the absolute privilege of being a part of the Disruptive Innovation Program…While the program itself was very rich and informative in content and modules – what made it more inspiring and interesting was the faculty team and their team of guest speakers and panelists. They had a penchant of touching upon the most important factors that help in not only understanding the critical aspects but also applying the concepts into real life examples. This was amply and ably demonstrated through the guest speakers – each of whom were an innovator in their own way and helped change the way and manner Innovation could be taken into the next dimension.

— Spring, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation

The faculty was cognizant of the individual situation of each participant and respected the privacy and sanctity of those experiences which helped maintain the trust of all present. The environment of a collective workshop with participation of diverse industries and different levels of experience helped blend a recipe of innovative success. No idea was left behind and each question was answered to satisfaction or to spawn new discussion for future thereby creating a culture of continued learning.

— Spring, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation

Thank you for four days of absolute disruption which paved the way for newer Innovation.

— Spring, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation

I had an exceptional experience attending Mike’s “Leading Disruptive Innovation” certificate program…when nominated by my organization to attend the course. He is a passionate coach and a motivational speaker who invigorated discussions among the attendees during the week-long program and challenged them to apply tools and techniques to innovate and disrupt the status quo. He also brought industry known speakers and panelists to educate the attendees from various organizations and facilitated spirited discussions in innovation, change management, culture and transformation.

— Winter, 2019 Leading Disruptive Innovation