Tony Ulwick

Tony Ulwick

Strategyn Founder & CEO | Inventor | Author | Innovation Thought Leader

Bio Info

Tony is the pioneer of Jobs-to-be-Done Theory, the inventor of the Outcome-Driven Innovation® (ODI) process, and founder of strategy and innovation consulting firm, Strategyn. He has applied his ODI process at some of the world's leading companies and across nearly all industries to inform breakthrough innovations - achieving a success rate that is 5 times better than the industry average.

Philip Kotler calls Tony "the Deming of Innovation" and credits him with bringing predictability to innovation. Published in Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, Tony is also the author of best sellers What Customers Want and Jobs-to-be-Done: Theory to Practice.

He is eager to continue sharing insights that will inspire leaders of organizations, executive teams, and innovators to change the way the world innovates.

Previous Interviews

ITX Product Momentum

ITX Product Momentum

70 / Making Innovation Predictable

The Search for Clarity

The Search for


Innovation - Blind luck or science (Part 2)

The Learning & Development Podcast

The Learning &



Jobs To Be Done With Tony Ulwick

A Faster Horse Podcast

A Faster Horse


Tony Ulwick on Understanding Customers' Needs

Deliver It Cast

Deliver It Cast

[122] - What Customers Want with Tony Ulwick

Enterprise Product Leadership

Enterprise Product


051: Product Innovation and Jobs to Be Done with Tony Ulwick



Tony Ulwick outcome-driven innovation and jobs-to-be-done

Specified: Building Materials & Coatings Growth Podcast

Specified: Building Materials & Coatings Growth Podcast

Ep. 57: Innovating With Efficiency

Software Social



Competing with Huge Companies as a Bootstrapper

Global Product Management Talk

Global Product Management Talk

TEI 106: Jobs to be done – with Tony Ulwick

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