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 now based in Oslo, where I split my time between my venture Lingo Labs and Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Oslo. I believe in leading a co-creative, entrepreneurial culture to bring useful solutions to real problems and move ideas forward. But first and foremost, I'm an imagineer—a portmanteau coming from the words imagination and engineering.**
That, combining creativity and technology, is what I do whether it was advising ministers on social media, co-founding an open source software startup with millions of users across 160 countries, developing methods helping lead the path to a new generation entrepreneurial education, or currently empowering entrepreneurial leadership through new education initiatives and corporate training.
My methodological work 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.
Here's my LinkedIn profile.
Footnotes (I like and probably over do 'em):
* 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.
** The word Imagineering, combining "imagination" and "engineering", was popularized by the design and development arm of Walt Disney. According to Wikipedia, however, the term was not coined by Disney but Alcoa, whom around 1940 created an internal "Imagineering" program to promote innovative usage of aluminum.