Entrepreneur and Social Entrepreneur, with hands on experience working at grass roots level in social endeavors as well as building billion dollar publicly traded companies.
Robert Hacker works at the intersection of creativity, entrepreneurship and complexity as a consultant, advisor, professor and writer.
He worked in Asia for twenty years, including seven years in Indonesia where he built a billion dollar publicly traded company. Bob returned to the U.S. in 1999 and later worked with One Laptop per Child where he sold over a million educational laptops to foreign governments to freely distribute to children.
Today he manages GH Growth Advisors, a Miami consulting firm that offers “pragmatic growth strategies for middle market companies with complex problems”. He teaches entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship at Florida International University and MIT Sloan School of Management. Bob also acts as an advisor to early stage high tech companies and is actively involved in the Endeavor and Demeter advisory networks.
He is the author of two books, “Scaling Social Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned at One Laptop per Child” and “Billion Dollar Company-An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Models for High Growth Companies”. His third book is in progress and deals with how and why the same large business opportunities have repeated themselves throughout history.