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Business Guru - Keynote Speakers

Terrance Odean

Terrance Odean is the Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Finance at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Odean has spent his career studying behavioral finance. As a leading researcher in the field, he focuses on how psychologically motivated decisions affect investor welfare and securities prices. His research has been cited in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, and Businessweek. He is also an associate editor at the Journal of Finance and an associate editor at the Journal of Behavioral Finance.

Lawrence Chimerine

Dr. Chimerine is President, Radnor International Consulting Inc. and partner and member of the Investment Committee of Miller Investment Management (formerly Strategic Capital Advisors). The former Chairman, Chief Executive, and Chief Economist of Chase Econometrics and The WEFA Group, Dr. Chimerine has lent his advice and council to an impressive resume of major Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions and government agencies for over 25 years. Dr. Chimerine's enthusiastic, no-nonsense style of business analysis and forecasting has attracted the interests of the most powerful business people in the world and has enlightened audiences for more than 25 years. Dr. Chimerine appears regularly on the Lehrer News Hour, Adam Smith’s “Money World”, Wall Street Week, Today, Good Morning America, Crossfire, C-Span, CNBC, This Week, ABC Evening News, NBC Nightly News, and other popular television programs. Custom-tailoring every presentation, he offers facts, not theories; practical advice, not economic jargon. With intelligence and clarity, Dr. Chimerine examines the issues and trends of current and future economic situations and how they will directly affect your organization, industry, or geographic region.

Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement. He advises audiences that instead of trying to become smarter, leaders and organizations need to shift their focus to becoming healthier, allowing them to tap into the more-than-sufficient intelligence and expertise they already have. He defines a healthy organization as one with minimal politics and confusion, high degrees of morale and productivity, and low turnover among good people. He is the author of eleven best-selling books with nearly five million copies sold. Named in Fortune magazine as one of the ‘ten new gurus you should know,’ Pat and his work have been featured in USA TODAY, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Harvard Business Review, to name a few. Pat shares his insights and inspires his audiences through his accessibility, humor and story-telling.

Frans Johansson

After publishing the bestselling book The Medici Effect, Frans Johansson speaks to organizations about his insights to having a successful group of employees. In his keynote presentations, Johansson passionately speaks about how the best ideas and innovation come from collaboration between people with diverse experiences, skills, backgrounds, and cultures. Making the business case for diversity, his programs teach audiences how to break down barriers and bring out the best that everyone has to give to every challenge or opportunity. Help your business reach greater potential by transforming Frans’ guidelines into reality.

Jack Stahl

Jack Stahl is Chairman of the New Avon LLC Board of Managers. From 2002 to 2006, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Revlon, Inc. Prior to joining Revlon, Mr. Stahl worked for 22 years with The Coca-Cola Company, culminating in the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. He is also the author of Lessons on Leadership: The 7 Fundamental Management Skills For Leaders At All Levels. Jacks speaks to audiences about effective leadership, building relationships, and strengthening your brand. He shares practical, usable frameworks in an interactive and engaging way, and draws from his rich and continuing business experience.

Ron McMillan

Through his company VitalSmarts, hundreds of Fortune 500 companies have hung onto every last word Ron McMillan has advised, because the customized strategies he shares leads to attaining their company’s goals. Ron cofounded the Covey Leadership Center where he served as vice president of research and development and contributed to the development of numerous training programs, including Principle Centered Leadership and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. As a communications speaker, Ron can teach your company’s executives, leaders, and managers on topics such as team development, personal vitality, quality, communication, and results-oriented leadership. With Ron as your keynote your company would have the tools to excel to new levels.

Ken Blanchard

Few people have impacted the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, gregarious, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Ken is universally characterized by friends, colleagues, and clients alike as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate men in business today. When Ken speaks, he speaks from the heart with warmth and humor. His unique gift is to speak to an audience and communicate with the heart of each person as if they were alone together. He is a polished storyteller with a knack for making the seemingly complex easy to understand. Some of his topics include; Leadership in Tough Times: Ethical Dilemmas, Whale Done!, Teambuilding—High Five! and Creating Raving Fans. Ken is innovative, and insightful, with the ability to make meaningful and lasting impressions on his clients.

Daymond John

Daymond John has evolved from a man who sold his own hand made hats to his neighborhood friends into a well-known fashion designer and one of the most sought after branding experts and motivational speakers in the country. Daymond shares his knowledge and vast experiences as author, creator of FUBU clothing, and cast member of ABC’s entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank, with his audiences to inspire and motivate them to overcome their challenges. Daymond tells his stories with the desire to transform people’s lives and help them succeed and reach their goals either personally or as an organization.

Michael Treacy

Michael Treacy shows leaders how to innovate, grow, and lead in a globalizing economy by looking at competition, customers, people, finance, and markets in new ways. A veteran voice on such issues, Treacy’s books, The Discipline of Market Leaders and Double Digit Growth, established him as one of the best minds on competition and growth. His radically different thinking is again leading the way—helping leaders to assess the global opportunity and face an unprecedented globalizing marketplace that brings with it an assault by upstart competitors who are smart, motivated, and take the long view. Companies that lean into the future and focus will dominate and increase scale, scope, and power. Those who do not are at risk. Treacy’s presentations offer clear strategies to help leaders in businesses large and small lay out the pathways for global growth and market leadership.

Ram Charan

Ram Charan is a highly sought after business advisor and speaker famous among senior executives for his uncanny ability to solve their toughest business problems. For more than thirty-five years, Dr. Charan has worked behind the scenes with top executives at some of the world's most successful companies, including GE, Verizon, Novartis, Thomson Corporation, and Bank of America. He has shared his insights with many others through teaching and writing. Dr. Charan is well known for providing advice that is down to earth and relevant, taking into account the real-world complexities of business. Over the past decade, Dr. Charan has captured his business insights in numerous books and articles. In the past five years, his books have sold more than 2 million copies. These include the bestseller Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done and Confronting Reality, both co-authored with Larry Bossidy, The Talent Masters and The Leadership Pipeline. He also co-authored The Game Changer, with AG Lafley, about driving revenue and profit growth through innovation. Many lucky people have come to know Dr. Charan through in-house executive education programs. It's Dr. Charan's energetic, interactive teaching style that has won him several awards, as well the hearts of his audiences.

Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus is one of the world’s leading technological forecasters and business strategists, author of the highly acclaimed Technotrends, and corporate speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology driven trends to help clients create untapped opportunities. In his keynote presentations, Burrus tailors his message to each audience through his humor and motivation. He addresses relevant trends and offers guidance for turning rapid technology-driven change into a competitive advantage. Burrus has developed a new interactive breakout session called “Competitive Advantage” which raises the bar on take-home value and increases the impact of his presentation.

Joe Calloway

Joe Calloway takes from his ground-breaking books to create highly interactive keynotes and workshops that challenge assumptions and establish new ways of thinking. He has authored five outstanding business books, including the bestselling Becoming a Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity and Defy Comparison and his most recent Be the Best at What Matters Most: The Only Strategy You Will Ever Need. Joe discusses the high performance mind set and pushes audiences to think beyond their typical boundaries, challenging them to take their businesses to new heights. There is nothing traditional about Joe’s customized keynotes as audience members roll up their sleeves to participate in workshops that revolutionize the way they do business to become the best in the industry.

Richard Campe

Richard Campe began his entrepreneurial endeavors at age 15 by starting a company to pay for his college education. In 1991 he graduated from North Central College in Naperville, IL with a double major in Marketing and Communications. A successful entrepreneur and business owner, Rich has 18 years of international and domestic Sales and Sales Management experience, however, his real passion lies in helping people reach their true potential. Campe graduated as a Certified Coach with Tony Robbins in 1991 and he is currently part of the Jim Rohn International Coaching team. Because of his innovative and captivating speaking style, Richard has been invited to speak at multiple business conferences where he has shared the stage with world and business leaders such as; President George Bush Sr., Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar and a host of other CEO’s.

Kevin Freiberg

Kevin Freiberg helps audiences create the best places where the best people can do their best work. What will it take to stand out in a sea of sameness? Standing out requires you to de-commoditize your business by finding innovative and creative ways to tell your story, add value and differentiate. Kevin helps you discover a fresh approach to leadership and collaboration that will drive success. He is a best-selling business author who has written 7 books. He inspires people to believe that they have the power to change themselves, transform their business, and even revolutionize their industry. Kevin is known for his passion, insight and ability to equip leaders at all levels with innovative ideas that turn up the volume on leadership, culture, engagement, accountability and customer loyalty.

Harry Dent

Harry S. Dent, Jr. brings a very lively and common sense approach to help financial advisors and everyday investors understand the fundamental trends and factors that drive the current economy. He offers insight into and predictions for the future effects of Baby Boomer spending, deflation, home foreclosures, and personal and government debt. Dent also addresses the global economy, including China's bubble and the European debt crisis. With every topic, he presents a clear and cohesive picture of the current situation and its implications. A well-known author and developer of The Dent Method--a forecasting approach based on changes in demographic trends--he continues to educate audiences about his predictions for the coming decades. In his newest book, The Great Crash Ahead, he prepares investors for the rollercoaster of the years ahead. Opinionated and stimulating, Dent never fails to stimulate thinking.

Rowan Gibson

Rowan Gibson is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on business innovation. The media have labeled him “Mr. Innovation”, “the Innovation Grandmaster”, “the W. Edwards Deming of innovation” and “a guru among the gurus”. He is the internationally bestselling author of two major books on business strategy and innovation – Rethinking the Future and Innovation to the Core – which have been published to date in 25 languages. His latest book, Innovation to the Core, explains – for the first time – how to build and sustain a deep, company-wide innovation capability that drives continual growth and strategic renewal. Rowan Gibson is one of the world’s most in-demand public speakers. In just the last four years alone, he has delivered his keynote speeches, innovation masterclasses and public seminars in 55 countries around the world. Rowan Gibson’s keynote speeches, executive sessions and innovation masterclasses are always tailor-made to fit each audience, industry sector and event format. He endeavours, wherever possible, to use business cases and examples that are relevant to the specific audience. Gibson uses very graphic PowerPoint slides – each typically features just one powerful image and a single statement – which makes his presentations extremely dynamic. He is constantly updating his slides with cutting-edge material and up-to-the-minute business news.

Keith Ferrazzi

Keith Ferrazzi is a valuable business speaker who shares his formula for making your way to the top through a powerful, balanced combination of marketing acumen and networking savvy. Keith is now the founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, which provides market leaders with advanced strategic consulting to increase company sales and enhance personal careers. He is also the author of the bestselling book “Never Eat Alone. Never Eat Alone.” Both Forbes and Inc. Magazines have designated him one of the world's most "connected" individuals. If you are ready to succeed as an organization or personally going to listen to Keith will help bring you to your goal.

Jackie Freiberg

Jackie Freiberg helps audiences create the best places where the best people can do their best work. What will it take to stand out in a sea of sameness? Standing out requires you to de-commoditize your business by finding innovative and creative ways to tell your story, add value and differentiate. Jackie helps you discover a fresh approach to leadership and collaboration that will drive success. She is a best-selling business author who has written 7 books. She inspires people to believe that they have the power to change themselves, transform their business, and even revolutionize their industry. Jackie is known for her passion, insight and ability to equip leaders at all levels with innovative ideas that turn up the volume on leadership, culture, engagement, accountability and customer loyalty.

Terry Jones

Terry Jones’ experience of being on the cutting edge of innovation and change helped him become the founder of Travelocity.com, chairman of Kayak.com and Chief Information Officer at American Airlines/Sabre. Terry’s tools for being ahead of the curve in this rapidly changing world have helped many companies over the last five years advance quicker than their competitors. His keynotes inspire attendees to implement his program into their lives to change the way they do business for the better.

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh helps businesses prepare for what's next. Mike is a best selling author of FUTURETAINMENT and CEO of innovation research lab Tomorrow, and a global authority on building businesses for the 21st century. Rather than focusing on the distant future, Mike takes an anthropological approach - scanning the near horizon for emerging technologies and disruptive shifts in human behaviour, and then translating these into pragmatic plans for business transformation. A global nomad constantly traveling the world for the best ideas – Mike distills the most relevant insights into tailored keynotes that allow any audience to not only understand, but also start to in?uence the future direction of their industry.

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