About

Working on "The Other F Word."

Mark at home, working on “The Other F Word.”

Entrepreneur. Educator. Board member. Author & speaker. Loving dad and husband. All around busy guy.

Mark teaches innovation and entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley where he has won numerous teaching awards at the Haas School of Business and other programs across the campus. He is also a board member and executive, including as Managing Director of green technology venture ETwater and as mentor/advisor at UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck Accelerator and to numerous ventures.

Throughout his career Mark as pioneered new markets in startups and corporations alike. He was an EVP at Sony where he launched several businesses; CEO of ecommerce company WebOrder (now Google); and Group VP of a $350 tech product division at Newell Rubbermaid. He started his career as a strategy consultant with E&Y.

Mark is co-authoring a book “The Other F Word” – along with co-author John Danner – focused on how to best leverage failure to drive innovation and long term success.  The book is based on a class of the same name that he and John teach at Haas.

Mark earned his B.A. and MBA degrees at UC Berkeley. He has been quoted in the New York Times, The Economist , LA Times and USA Today, and appeared in media including Fox News, The Huffington Post, National Public Radio and CNN.

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