Axle, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, has spent the last 16 years working in the entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy field. He had an exciting career working in the first two Obama presidential campaigns, and then on entrepreneurship and innovation projects with the United States Department of Energy. As a co-founder and participant in the Open Master’s Program, it opened up a whole new world of possibilities for him.
After attaining his Master’s in Design Strategy through the Open Master’s, he turned down job opportunities at the White House and, instead, decided to pursue an 18-month research sabbatical in South East Asia to explore the question: “How can business generate happiness and reduce suffering in the world?” Now at Human Inc, he is driving the Innovation-based modules specifically focused on strategic Research & Development (R&D), creative mentoring and workshop facilitation. Featured in TEDx series, clients he has worked with include ING, Singapore Airlines, Alliance Bank, Tech start-ups at MaGIC, Heineken, Sun Life Insurance, U Mobile, UEM Malaysia, Citi, Sime Darby, UAE Smart Dubai Government and many more.
When he’s not using his heart to hack bad design, you can find him trying to break his personal Kipling pull-up record at his local CrossFit gym or doing yoga in his living room.