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Steve Barth, MBA

Teaching, Entrepreneurship

Steve Barth is interested in the evolution of smarter teams, organizations and communities in today’s complex world. He teaches business, innovation and entrepreneurship at the Iovine and Young Academy, and strategy and organization design at USC Marshall. His background is in consulting (learning, communications and change) and journalism (business, technology and travel). As a teacher, he has led classes around the world, blending ideas from complexity, ecology, anthropology and architecture. As a consultant, he has worked on topics ranging from microfinance to competitive intelligence for public and private sector organizations worldwide including the Thai Government, UN Peacekeepers, Accion Center for Financial Inclusion and technology start-ups. As a writer, he has explored issues as diverse as domestic violence, quantum cosmology, leveraged buyouts, carving canoes and hostage negotiation. Professor Barth has a BA from the University of California Santa Barbara, an MBA from the University of Southern California and was a visiting scholar to Project Zero’s Learning Innovations Lab at Harvard GSE.