George Barbee’s 45 year business career has taken him to over 40 different countries over four continents. He has founded three successful entrepreneurial companies and has led innovation with several Fortune 100 companies including Gillette, General Electric, PepsiCo, IBM and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
He is one of the original Batten Fellow faculty members (along with Jim Collins, Malcom Gladwell and Jim Gilmore) at top ranked University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and has been teaching innovation for the past 15 years to over 500 MBA students and senior executives. He received Darden’s highest alumni honor, the Charles C. Abbott Award in 2000, and has been recognized in “Who’s Who in the World” as a global business leader.
Barbee has written and originated numerous articles, and has appeared multiple times on NBC’s Today Show, ABC‘s Good Morning America, PBS and CNN. He has also been quoted widely in The Wall Street Journal and New York Times throughout his career.
Barbee and his wife, Molly, travel extensively and live on Captiva Island, Florida during the winter months, and in beautiful Leland, Michigan, during the summer. Their four sons have all lived in foreign countries and are now scattered across the U.S. from Atlanta, to D.C., to Montana.
Barbee’s first book, 63 Innovation Nuggets (for aspiring innovators) is available through Amazon in hardcover (and as an ebook soon) and can also be ordered through Barnes&Noble and other book outlets.