Polly LaBarre is a bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur who has contributed to the business conversation for nearly twenty years. She is an inspiring and provocative voice on the big ideas and important questions that will shape the future of organizations, work, and success.
As a cofounder and editorial director of the MIX (Management Innovation eXchange), Polly is putting her passion for making the realm of human endeavor more productive, creative, and fulfilling to the test. The MIX is a pioneering open innovation project dedicated to reinventing management for the 21st century. Over the last few years, the MIX team has made much progress in building a robust discovery engine for the most progressive management practices and ideas; developing a committed community of in-the-trenches management innovators; inventing a methodology for hacking management processes; and creating a platform for making collective progress when it comes to pushing management onto a new S-curve.
Polly is the co-author of the bestselling book Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win and was a member of the founding team of Fast Company magazine (where she was senior editor for a decade & designer/co-host of the magazine’s celebrated Real Time events). Polly’s writing has appeared in a range of publications including Fast Company, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review online, Fortune.com, the McKinsey Quarterly, and The Huffington Post. She has delivered hundreds of keynote addresses around the world and has served as a business and innovation correspondent for CNN.
Watch Polly’s series of Maverick Hangouts here.