Dr Christian Busch

  • Author, professor, co-founder
  • LSE / NYU
  • 16/02/2022
Advisor, Project lead Technology and Innovation

Personal Summary

Dr Christian Busch is the bestselling author of Connect the Dots: The Art & Science of Creating Good Luck, which has been highlighted as a "wise, exciting, and life-changing book" (Arianna Huffington) that offers "excellent practical guidance for all" (Paul Polman, former CEO, Unilever).

He is a Visiting Fellow at LSE, and the Director of the CGA Global Economy Program at New York University, where he teaches on purpose-driven leadership, entrepreneurship, emerging markets, and (social) innovation.

Previously, he served as Inaugural Deputy Director at the LSE's Innovation Center. He is the co-founder of Sandbox Network, a global community of young innovators, as well as of Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening leading CEOs. His research has been published in leading journals such as the Strategic Management Journal and Journal of Business Venturing, and was among others featured by Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, Fast Company, BBC, and Forbes. In 2016, he received the 'Best Paper Award' (Entrepreneurship) of Emerald Publishing, and the 'Best Social Entrepreneurship Paper Award' of the Academy of Management.

Christian is among Diplomatic Courier’s 'Top 99 Influencers', JCI's 'Ten Outstanding Persons', and on the Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 management thinkers “most likely to shape the future of how organizations are led." He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Expert Forum and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He frequently speaks at conferences such as the World Economic Forum, TED/TEDx, and Financial Times Sustainability Summit. In 2015, Christian gave the LSE Commencement Address. 

Christian previously worked in business and consulting in Mexico, Germany, the UK, and the US. He has served as Senior Advisor at multinational companies and the National Entrepreneurs Association, on Ashoka's Selection Panel, on the Global Shapers Steering Committee, and on the Jury of the African Entrepreneurship Award. He has guest-lectured at Stanford Business School, Peking University, IMD, and Strathmore, and in 2017, he received the LSE's "Outstanding Teacher" Award. Christian holds a PhD and Msc from the LSE. 

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Future of Business, Innovation, Purpose-driven Leadership, Serendipity, Social innovation


The Marshall Institute, LSE