Welcome to my home on the web. My name is Tor Grønsund. This is me at 5 years old on pop's IBM 5150 - the model that sparked the PC revolution.*
I'm originally from the south of Norway and currently based in Oslo, where I split my time between my venture Lingo Labs and Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Oslo. First and foremost, I believe in empowering a co-creative, entrepreneurial culture to bring useful solutions to real problems and move ideas forward.
That is what drives me—whether it was advising parliament politicians on social media, co-founding an open source software startup repurposing old computers for millions of users across 160 countries, instigating methods opening the path to a new generation entrepreneurial education, or currently empowering entrepreneurial talent and leadership through new educational initiatives.
My work on innovation methods has been adopted by Harvard Business School, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, among others. In 2015, I was recognized as one of the top European entrepreneur bloggers by Tech.eu. In 2014 and 2015, I was highlighted by Leader Lab as one of the Top Professors on Twitter, @tor. Recently, Norwegian weekly Morgenbladet nominated me among the top 40 lecturers in Norway.
Here's my LinkedIn profile.
* I was fortunate enough to be exposed to the world of computers at an early age. In fact, I take great pride in calling myself an early adopter. Everett Rogers' Diffusion of Innovation theory, later popularized by Geoff Moore in Crossing the Chasm, is what first inspired me to take a deep dive into the discipline of entrepreneurship.