Author Profile

Michael Horn | Principal Consultant, Entangled Solutions & Co-Founder, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Current Position and Past Experience
Michael B. Horn is the Co-Founder and a Distinguished Fellow of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to solve problems in the social sector. He stepped down as Executive Director in 2015 as he moved into a new role, as the Principal Consultant for Entangled Solutions.

In 2008, Horn co-authored the book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (McGraw-Hill) with Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen, the father of disruptive innovation theory, and Curtis W. Johnson, president of the Citistates Group. BusinessWeek named the book one of the 10 Best Innovation & Design Books of 2008 and Newsweek named it as the 14th book on its list of “Fifty Books for Our Times.” Horn has also written articles for numerous publications and outlets including Forbes, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, the Economist, the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for American Progress, and Education Week.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Horn holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, earned in 2006, and a BA in history from Yale University which he earned in 2002.

Tech&Learning magazine named Horn to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Horn serves on a variety of boards, including as an executive editor of Education Next, a journal of opinion and research about education policy, and as a board member of Fidelis, a technology company that provides an end-to-end education solution for the military-to-civilian career transition.

You can find Horn on Twitter @michaelbhorn.