Boston-based investor, popular blogger, and chronicler of true tales in our modern world, Whitney Johnson sees the world as a jumble of opportunities to invest – in stocks, in ideas, and people. Through tweets, blogs, her latest book, an in-person conversation, her fresh stories of exhilaration and risk delivered within the context of a road-tested framework, Whitney’s singular mission is to help you to disrupt yourself and to build a remarkable and surprising future.
Ms. Johnson is the author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream (Bibliomotion, 2012), a co-founder of Clayton Christensen’s investment firm Rose Park Advisors, a former Institutional Investor-ranked sell-side analyst at BA-ML, and an advisor to start-ups Everest and Just Family. Ms. Johnson is a frequent speaker on the topics of start-up investing and women’s leadership, a contributor to Harvard Business Review, and was recognized by Inc Magazine as 12 People to Follow on Twitter in 2012, and one of Business Insider’s 54 Smart Thinkers Everyone Should Follow on Twitter.
When she’s not picking stocks, she’s taking stock of her dreams and encouraging others to invest in theirs, whether sitting on the Advisory Boards, keynoting industry conferences, or lecturing at Harvard Business School. Whitney Johnson likes investing in undervalued companies, but taking stock in people and their dreams is a thrill like no other.