About

Welcome to my home on the web. My name is Tor Grønsund. Below is me at 5 years old on pop's IBM 5150 - the model that sparked the PC revolution. Indeed, I was fortunate enough to be exposed to the world of computers at an early age and ended up immersing myself with technical and theoretical hacks of information.

I'm originally from the south of Norway and currently based in Oslo, where I split my time between my venture Lingo Labs and the Department of Informatics and Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Oslo.

Tor on the first personal computer

As an engaged scholar, I believe in empowering an entrepreneurial culture to bring solutions to real-world problems. That's what drives me—whether it's bringing research and technology to society, helping talent and corporations behave more like startups, or rolling up my sleeves with prototyping and the nuts and bolts of digital transformation.

Fortunate enough, I stumbled into strategic design as my tinkering on lean startup and business design methods was adopted by Harvard Business School, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, among others. In 2015-2016, I was recognized among the top European startup bloggers by Tech.eu and one of the Top Professors on innovation on Twitter by Leader Lab. More recently, I was shortlisted among the top inspiring lecturers by Norwegian weekly Morgenbladet.

Occasionally, I blog here on torgronsund.com and think aloud on Twitter @tor. Here's my LinkedIn profile. Feel free to ping me.

  1. Hello,

    Happy new year!

    I’m starting a new, premium wordpress theme site. We have several award-winning designers on our team that have been building themes for the past several months. Some of our designs have been featured by MOJO Themes as well. We’re looking to launch in Feb 2012 with a very generous affiliate program – 40% of sales, or a fixed amount upfront. Would you be interested in promoting our themes?

    Thanks
    Zee

    • Hi Zee,

      Congratulations with your new WP business. If you could point me to a website, I’d have a look at your themes. Actually, I’m involved with a couple of WordPress ventures and would be happy to see if there’s a match.

      Thanks,
      Tor

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