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About Ann Badillo

Ann Badillo is a futurist and advisor to executives, entrepreneurs and organizations. She is currently working in the intersection of narrative and ecosystem building toward systemic transformation in the 21st Century. She is exploring new ideas involving narrative, movements and culture. 

Her professional life demonstrates a history of incubating and accelerating start-up ventures and ecosystems around the world. For the past two decades Ann’s focus has been in designing large-scale processes and experiences to tap collective intelligence and sense making in order to assemble complexity and accelerate innovation across organizations.   She is the inventor of the Book Swarm™ process that launched this book and the Narrative Project.

Ann lives in Palo Alto with her husband and they have two young adult children who are finding their way in the world. She is a graduate of University of California, Davis where she studied earth science.