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Whitney Johnson

#49 2015

Shortlisted: 2015 Talent Award

Whitney Johnson is a Founder and Managing Director of Springboard Fund, and a co-founder of Clayton Christensen’s investment firm, where they led the $8 million seed round for Korea’s Coupang, currently valued at $2.2 billion. Previously, she was an Institutional Investor-ranked analyst for eight consecutive years. Ms. Johnson is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and is the author of the forthcoming Disrupt Yourself®: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work (October 2015). In 2014, she was named as one of Fortune’s 55 Most Influential Women On Twitter.


Whitney Johnson’s Articles on the Thinkers50 Blog

  • Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Whitney Johnson
    Whitney Johnson provides disruptively pithy thinking. What book are you currently reading? The Passion of Dolssa, a Young Adult novel, […]
  • Managing Up Without Sucking Up

    If “managing up” also makes you think of “sucking up,” here are my straightforward steps to help the squeamish build a successful relationship with their superiors – without feeling manipulative.