Gifford Pinchot has been an organic dairy farmer, a blacksmith, an author, an innovation consultant, software CEO, an angel investor. In 2002 he co-founded Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) which was the first school to offer an MBA in Sustainable Business. In June of 2014 Pinchot stepped down from the presidency of BGI and is now Founder and President Emeritus of Pinchot University, the container in which BGI now resides. He has published three books. Intrapreneuring, which introduced a new way of fostering innovation by creating space for innovators to express their entrepreneurial spirit within existing organizations, was a bestseller in 15 languages. The Intelligent Organization, written with his wife, Libba, took self-organization a step further, to include the everyday work of ordinary employees and a follow-up book, Intrapreneuring in Action. Pinchot & Company, which he has been running since 1983 with his wife Libba, has served half of the Fortune 100 and helped them to launch over 700 new products and businesses. He has been awarded numerous awards in his life time, among them, Executive Excellence naming him number 32 on the top 100 leadership thinkers. He has a Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa from U. of Puget Sound. In 2009 he was awarded the Olympus Lifetime Education Award and in 2010 he and his wife were named Purpose Prize fellows. Pinchot graduated with honors from Harvard University in 1965 with an honors degree in Economics, then completed his coursework for a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology at Johns Hopkins University.