Josh Linkner is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Platypus Labs, an organization dedicated to harnessing and expanding innovation.

Platypus Labs elevates and transforms organizations by systematically unlocking the creative potential of every team member and applying it towards innovative outcomes.

We empower our clients to solve complex problems, seize opportunities, and realize profound economic success through cutting edge, transformative experiences and methodologies.

We live in unprecedented times.

Exponential complexity. Dizzying speed. Disruptive technologies. Ruthless competition. The playing field has been leveled for some, while concurrently threatening established industry leaders.

As many advantages of the past have become commoditized, competitive advantage has become elusive.

The one thing that can’t be outsourced or automated – human creativity – is an untapped natural resource in most organizations. In today’s environment, we can no longer simply rely on previous models and expect to win. Clinging to past successes has been the downfall of far too many companies, far too many careers.

While organizations recognize the need to develop and harness innovation, few have a specific plan of attack. According to 2017 research conducted by CB Insights, 85% of organizations agree that innovation is “extremely important” or “very important” to their growth strategy, while only 43% have established processes to develop it.

In these fist-fighting times, developing a culture of innovation is no longer optional, but rather mission critical. Innovation is the most powerful force to foster sustainable success. It fuels growth, serves clients, and contributes to mission-based pursuits.

We’re here to help.

As human beings, we are hard-wired for creativity. Yet rigid schooling, ruthless bosses, and punishing societal pressures systematically extinguish our creative flames.

Platypus Labs exists to solve this problem.

Blending experiences from startups, science, research, art, and business, our passionate team works to understand, harness, and apply creativity toward productive outcomes. We help our clients outpunch the competition and achieve remarkable results by unleashing a systematic approach to building creative organizations.

We live to help elevate the world through innovation.

To learn more, or to connect with the Platypus Labs team, visit We’ll even tell you why we named it Platypus!