Shai Agassi, entrepreneur and self-proclaimed imagineer, describes how innovation is shaping the future, the decision to be a disruptor versus disrupted and what it takes to fail gracefully. He has an interesting and consolidated perspective of what is influencing our world today and is well worth listening to.


An interview with Shai Agassi

'An imagineer imagines a future without boundaries and then engineers towards that.'


About Shai

Shai was born in Israel and is best known as the founder and former CEO of Better Place (est. 2007, filed for bankruptcy in 2013), which developed a model for the electric car as an alternative to fossil fuel technology. Prior to this, he was President of the Products and Technology Group (PTG) at SAP AG.

His list of accolades includes:

  • Top 20 Global Influentials for 2003 by CNN-Time magazine
  • TIME Magazine 100 most influential people (2009)
  • TED speaker (2009)
  • 100 most influential global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine (2010)