"I hope to inspire and empower
millions of people to believe in
the transformative power of
market-creating innovations."

Efosa Ojomo

About Me

I lead the Global Prosperity research group at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a think tank based in Boston and Silicon Valley. In January, 2019, I and late Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen published The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty. Learn More about me...

"Clayton Christensen's latest book The Prosperity Paradox is a must-read. Powerful, persuasive, and wonderfully written, Christensen and his coauthors make a compelling case for the game-changing role of innovation in some of the world's most desperate economies."- Eric Schmidt, Former Executive Chairman of Google and Alphabet

"The Prosperity Paradox by Clayton Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, and Karen Dillon is a timely must-read on the mindset change that turns poverty into opportunity and enables the creation of sustainable prosperity. As World Bank Treasurer, I saw first-hand how the innovative approaches described in this compelling easy to read primer empowers development practitioners and businesses to seek out these profitable opportunities."- Arunma Oteh, World Bank Treasurer (30th September 2015 to 30th November 2018)

"The Prosperity Paradox has the power to transform our thinking about philanthropy and social good. As we continue to grapple with how to lift people out of poverty, Clay Christensen, Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon provide a new and innovative solution for millions of people around the world. It's a must-read for anyone with an interest in global affairs who wants to create a truly thriving society."- Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global

"The rise of any economy, local or global, must be fueled by innovative entrepreneurs willing to build new markets. With The Prosperity Paradox, Christensen, Ojomo, and Dillon offer powerful insight and guidance on how we can channel our efforts to create jobs, generate growth, and impact individual lives all over the world."- Steve Case, Chairman & CEO of Revolution and co-founder of AOL

Learn more about The Prosperity Paradox

My Work


My writing has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Guardian, Quartz, CNBC, and several other media outlets. Check out our blog at the Christensen Institute for the latest on my thinking.


I travel extensively and speak about the impact of innovation in creating economic prosperity, for example at: Discovery Leadership Summit (South Africa), Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference, & OECD Conference on the Digital Economy (Mexico), among others. I am represented by Stern Speakers.


The majority of my podcasts can be found at the Harvard Business School’s Forum for Growth and Innovation Disruptive Voice.
South Africa Talk Radio 702: Africa State of Mind: Creating Prosperity in Africa through Innovation.


Get In Touch


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