Barry O’Reilly


Barry O’Reilly is a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation.

Barry is the founder of ExecCamp, the entrepreneurial experience for executives, co-founder of Nobody Studios, management consultancy Barry O’Reilly, LLC, and serves on the board of many high growth startups—the most recent of which AgileCraft, acquired by Atlassian.

Barry is author of two international bestsellers, Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results, and Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale—included in the Eric Ries series, and a Harvard Business Review must read for CEOs and business leaders.

He is an internationally sought-after speaker, frequent writer and contributor to The Economist, Strategy+Business, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

Barry is faculty at Singularity University, advising and contributing to Singularity’s executive and accelerator programs based in San Francisco, and throughout the globe. His mission is to help purposeful, technology-led businesses innovate at scale.

Where To Find Barry

Nobody Studios

Barry is the co-founder of Nobody Studios, a crowd-infused, high-velocity venture studio with the mission to create 100 compelling companies over the next 5 years.

Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results

Barry is the author of “Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results”. Unlearn is an innovative and actionable framework to break the cycle of learned behaviors that were effective in the past but are no longer relevant, and limit or may even stand in the way of your success.

Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale

Barry is a co-author of “Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale”. This practical guide presents Lean and Agile principles and patterns to help you move fast at scale—and demonstrates why and how to apply these methodologies throughout your organization, rather than with just one department or team.

Unlearn Podcast

The Unlearn podcast is where Barry seeks to synthesize the superpowers of extraordinary individuals into actionable strategies you can use—to think BIG, start small and learn fast, and find your edge with excellence. Listen and subscribe to explore topics like leadership, strategy, product development, and ways of working.

Barry & Dragonboat on Driving Outcomes

In Barry’s Unlearn podcast episode, he chatted with Dragonboat CEO and Founder, Becky Flint to discuss how Dragonboat is changing the game in portfolio management, and why you should make the shift to become outcome-focused.

Listen to the Unlearn episode here:

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