Christian Busch

London School of Economics and co-founder Leaders on Purpose and Sandbox Network, a community of young innovators active in over 20 countries.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2019.


Recipient of the ‘Best Paper Award’ (Entrepreneurship) of Emerald Publishing, and the ‘Best Social Entrepreneurship Paper Award’ of the Academy of Management (2016).


Among Diplomatic Courier’s ‘Top 99 Influencers’ and JCI’s ‘Ten Outstanding Persons’.


Focuses on the purpose-driven business, entrepreneurship, and social innovation. The serendipity factor: how the science of coincidence can be harnessed in life and work.


Educated at the University of Hagen, LSE, Furtwangen University and Moscow Business School. Previously worked in business globally. Served as Senior Advisor at the National Entrepreneur’s Association, on Ashoka’s Selection Panel, and the African Entrepreneurship Award. Finalist in the FT’s 2018 Bracken Bower Prize for work on “the impact organization”.


The Serendipity Factor (forthcoming, Penguin, 2020). 


Media picks


“Making sense of the role of serendipity in business and showing it to be something we can influence is a potentially important contribution to our understanding of management.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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