In over 20 years of professional experience Mario López de Ávila has advised more than 100 organizations, both public and private, large multinational companies and SMEs from 30 different business sectors. In 2002 he launched Nodos, a company specialized in innovation, growth and large-scale organizational change. He advices to organizations how to apply creativity and the ability to integrate join efforts and resources to overcome complex situations and wicked problems that affect the overall performance. In his role as entrepreneur, Mario López de Ávila has been involved in the creation of several technology-based startups as investor and promoter. He combines his work as a consultant and entrepreneur with teaching. He is associate professor at the IE Business School in the area of Operations and Quantitative Methods. At first he teached Project Management and later Creativity and Innovation, complex problem solving and entrepreneurship. He was a pioneer in Spain in translating the principles and methodologies of Lean Startups to large multinational corporate environment. He currently heads 'Owners and Entrepreneurs Management Program' the IE Business School. Renowned lecturer at various forums, Mario López de Ávila has won several awards for excellence in teaching, the latest in 2012, the Award for Innovation in Executive Education at the IE Business School. Since 2004 he owns the blog Nodos, a reference in the field in the Spanish language.