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Blonder, Greg


Greg Blonder

Office Location:

Sheila Johnson Design Center
  • Email: blonderg@newschool.edu


  • Greg Blonder is an artist, inventor, entrepreneur and author.Greg is a director or adviser at a number of private companies, and also frequently writes about venture capital, green technology and the economy for Business Week. He has lectured at Wharton and Columbia Business Schools, and taught at Parsons.From 2000-2008, Greg was a Partner at Morgenthaler Ventures, and previously served as Entrepreneur in Residence at ATandT; Ventures. Mr. Blonder joined ATandT; in 1982. Greg's personal research at ATandT; was divided between discovering compelling new services and inventing new classes of consumer electronics devices (such as the ATandT; Wrist Telephone). In 1992 he assumed the additional responsibility as the Chief Technical Adviser for Corporate Strategy and Development, where he was involved in selecting technical and business strategies for ATandT;, and reported to the board and senior management team. In 1995, recognizing the need to focus Bell Labs research activities closer to consumer markets, he started the Customer Expectations Research Lab. This lab helped understand human behavior through a variety of statistical and cognitive techniques- and then relate those needs to future products and services. They also pioneered a quantitative approach to scenario planning, which has been adopted by a number of companies.He has academic degrees from MIT and Harvard in the sciences. And found time to take the occasional art or architecture course.Science is his vocation, design his passion, and art his dream.

    Research Interests:
    design management,entrepreneurship,furniture design,materials,sustainable design


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