About Jim

A successful, serial entrepreneur and inventor, Jim Marggraff has founded/co-founded companies such as Livescribe, Explore Technologies, StrataCom, and recent Google acquisition Eyefluence. He also invented the LeapPad Learning System, helping over 100 million children learn to read, with sales of over $1 billion worldwide. Jim holds 40 granted patents, was named a San Francisco Father of the Year, is a Northern California Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is listed as one of MIT's top 150 inventors.

Photos by <a href="http://www.briansolis.com/">Brian Solis</a>.
Photos by Brian Solis.

The Latest Book

FOUNDER (n) [foun-der]: anyone who sees a problem, recognizes his or her potential to do something about it, and takes the necessary steps to create a solution.
In "How to Raise a Founder With Heart: A Guide for Parents to Develop Your Child’s Problem-Solving Abilities," the creator of the LeapPad Learning System — and father of two founders in their own right — provides parents with a framework for raising children with the skills critical to becoming a good founder. Raising your child with a founder's mindset will provide your son or daughter with the tools to address an issue or follow a passion, to make some part of the world a better place.

Buy “How to Raise a Founder with Heart” today on Amazon.

Public Speaking

Jim is a prolific speaker, with 2 presentations on the TED main stage, All Things Digital, DEMO, Future in Review, the Milken Global Economic Conference, the Aspen Ideas Festival, Bloomberg TV, JavaOne, Building 43, Dust Or Magic, AdAge’s IDEA Conference, CM Summit, the Director’s Guild of America, The E.G., TTI/Vanguard, Imagine Solutions, Ciudad de las Ideas, Columbia Business School, MIT, Rotary Conferences, and many other local and global events featuring thought-leaders and innovators.

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