Max is a Fellow at Harvard Business School’s Forum for Growth and Innovation, a think tank devoted to developing the academic understanding of the innovation process. Max’s research focuses on product development, how companies can adapt to changing market conditions, and identifying the technologies that enable disruption.
Max regularly writes on the subjects of innovation and entrepreneurship for the Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Business Week, and Business Insider. He is also co-authoring a book on product design, innovation, and new product marketing with Clayton M. Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, and Scott D. Anthony, author of The Little Black Book of Innovation.
Max currently serves as an advisor to various venture backed start-ups in the consumer internet and clean-tech industries; most notably, SnagFilms, LLC, Arcanum Alloy Design, and Modular Carpet Recycling. Additionally, Max previously founded a consumer internet company that automated the performance booking process for independent musicians and venue owners.
Max received a BA in economics and philosophy from Northwestern University where he graduated with Distinction. He also received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and a Rock Fellow.