Adam Grant is the youngest tenured professor at Wharton. Find out more!
Adam Lashinsky is a Senior Editor At Large for Fortune Magazine, where he covers technology and finance. He is also a Fox News contributor and frequent speaker and moderator. Find out more!
Al Switzler is a renowned consultant and speaker who has directed training and management initiatives with dozens of Fortune 500 companies worldwide. He is on the faculty of the Executive Development Center at the University of Michigan. Find out more!
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Alex Cornell is a San Francisco-based Designer and Musician. A graduate of Duke University, Alex cofounded Firespotter Labs in 2010 and has designed and launched Nosh, Jotly, NoshList and ÜberConference. Find out more!
Alissa Finerman is an author, speaker, and business and life coach. Find out more!
Arlene Dickinson is one of Canada’s most renowned independent marketing communications entrepreneurs. Find out more!
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Art Markman is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. Find out more!
A surgeon and a writer, Atul Gawande is a staff member of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and “The New Yorker” magazine. He received his B.A.S. from Stanford University, M.A. Find out more!
The son of a doctor, in his childhood Gracián lived with his uncle, who was a priest. Find out more!
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BEN CASNOCHA is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. He has written for Newsweek and public radio’s Marketplace and appeared on CNN, the CBS Early Show, and CNBC. Find out more!
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on 17 January 1706 to a dyer and soap maker Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger. Find out more!
- Twitter: @bernadettejiwa
I’m Bernadette Jiwa, business author, idea catalyst and brand storyteller. Find out more!
Bill Hawkins is an expert in leadership development and executive coaching. Find out more!
- Twitter: @BoBurlingham
Courtesy Inc.com: Burlingham joined Inc. in 1983. An editor at large, he is the author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big. Find out more!
Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Find out more!
Brian Fugere is a recovering jargonaholic. After authoring some of the worst jargon the consulting world has ever seen, he formally admitted his problem and entered a twelve-step program. Find out more!
- Twitter: @bruce_schneier
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and author. Find out more!
- Twitter: @caliressler
Cali Ressler, along with her partner Jody Thompson, is the Founder of CultureRx and co-creator of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Find out more!
Carissa Reiniger is dedicated to entrepreneurship. Find out more!
Carl Honoré is an award-winning journalist, author and TED speaker. Find out more!
- Twitter: @carminegallo
Carmine Gallo is the communications coach for the world’s most admired brands. Find out more!
Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Find out more!
- Twitter: @cduhigg
My name is Charles Duhigg, and I’m a reporter for The New York Times. Find out more!
Chet Richards was a close associate of the late US Air Force Colonel John Boyd beginning in the mid-1970s. Find out more!
- Twitter: @chr1sa
Chris Anderson is editor-in-chief of “WIRED” magazine, a position he took in 2001. Find out more!
via chrisguillebeau.com: “I served as a volunteer executive for a medical charity in West Africa from 2002-2006. Find out more!
- Twitter: @claychristensen
Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Find out more!
Craig Womack is a direct and powerful communicator. Find out more!
“Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Explorer, a writer, and the founder of Quest Network, Inc. Find out more!
Daniel Coyle is the New York Times bestselling author of The Little Book of Talent, The Talent Code, Lance Armstrong’s War, and Hardball: A Season in Projects. Find out more!
The chair once occupied by Orison Swett Marden, W. Find out more!
David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, and Founder of the David Allen Company. Find out more!
- Twitter: @ReCourses
I was born in Michigan, but lived in San Miguel Acatán, Guatemala with a tribe of Mayan indians until I was eighteen years old, after which I moved to the United States. Find out more!
“I’m a neuroscientist during the day and a writer at night. As a believer in the endeavor of popular science, I travel frequently to give public lectures. It has been an incredible pleasure to meet warm, funny, like-minded readers everywhere I visit.” Find out more!
- Twitter: @davidnour
David Nour is a social enterprise strategist and the thought leader on Relationship Economics® – the quantifiable value of business relationships. Find out more!
- Twitter: @ConnectAbility
David Ryback, Ph.D. is a speaker and consultant on organizational success. Find out more!
DENNIS W. BAKKE was raised in the foothills of Mount Baker in rural Washington State. Find out more!
Don Brown is the owner and founder of Situational Services, Inc., a training and development company dedicated to improved leadership and influence effectiveness for its clients. Find out more!
Donald J. Trump started his business career in an office he shared with his father, Fred, in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York. He worked with his father for five years, where they were busy making deals together. Find out more!
Prof Richard Wiseman is based at the University of Hertfordshire, where he holds Britain’s only Chair in the Public Understanding of Psychology. Find out more!
Dr. Cloud is a clinical psychologist with a unique ability to connect with his audiences. Drawing upon his broad range of experiences in private practice, leadership consulting, and media, he simplifies life’s issues and gives easy to understand, practical advice. Find out more!
- Twitter: @ekaterina
Ekaterina Walter is a social media innovator at Intel and author of the WSJ bestselling book “Think Like Zuck”. Find out more!
Eugene T. Gendlin received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago and taught there from 1963 to 1995. Find out more!
- Twitter: @prolificliving
Farnoosh Brock was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, has also lived in Turkey and now resides in the United States. Find out more!
Flora Lichtman is the multimedia editor for Science Friday on National Public Radio. Before coming to Science Friday, Flora worked at a NATO oceanographic lab in Italy, studying the effects of noise on marine mammals. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in Environmental Studies. Find out more!
Frans Johansson is an author, entrepreneur, and innovation thought leader who has spoken to audiences worldwide, from Fortune 500 companies to rural villages. Find out more!
- Twitter: @FredReichheld
Fred Reichheld is a Bain Fellow and founder of Bain & Company’s Loyalty Practice, which helps companies achieve results through customer and employee loyalty. Find out more!
- Twitter: @geoffcolvin
Geoff Colvin, Fortune’s senior editor at large, is one of America’s most respected journalists. Find out more!
“I’ve been writing about dreamers, idealists and rascals since 1981. Look for my journalistic work these days at forbes.com and Forbes magazine. Find out more!
G was born in the town of Tarn Taran, near Amritsar in Punjab, India to Avtar and Arjinder Chahal. Find out more!
From his official web site: “Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an ‘online magazine rack’ of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Find out more!
Howard Aster was born in Montreal and was educated at the Talmud Torah, Herzliah High School, McGill University, and Yale University; he received his Ph.D. Find out more!
Howard Behar is the former president of Starbucks Coffee Company North America and Starbucks Coffee International. Find out more!
- Twitter: @GapingVoid
“I’m Hugh MacLeod. I’m a cartoonist. Occasionally I write books. Find out more!
- Twitter: @JagdishSheth
Dr. Jagdish Sheth is a renowned scholar and world authority in the field of marketing. His insights on global competition, strategic thinking and customer relationship management are considered revolutionary. Dr. Find out more!
- Twitter: @jamesallworth
A native of Australia, James Allworth is a Fellow at the Forum for Growth and Innovation, where he worked with Professor Clayton Christensen. Find out more!
Courtesy http://www.fantasticplaces.com/jamesburke/burke_biography.html: “When James Burke received an M.A. Find out more!
- Twitter: @jamienotter
Jamie Notter started his career in the field of international conflict resolution. Find out more!
Courtesy Inc.com: “Jason Fried is co-founder of 37signals, a Chicago-based software firm, and co-author of the book Rework, which was published last March. He also writes Inc.’s Get Real column.” Find out more!
JEFF COX works in concert with business executives and consultants to create fiction that brings to life new concepts of organizational improvement. Find out more!
Jim Asplund leads Gallup’s worldwide research on the science of strengths. Find out more!
- Twitter: @jimcathcart
Jim Cathcart is the author of 16 books including the international bestsellers: The Acorn Principle (St. Find out more!
- Twitter: @JodyROWE
Jody Thompson, along with her partner Cali Ressler, is the Founder of CultureRx and co-creator of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Find out more!
- Twitter: @spinhead
via JoelDCanfield.com: I’m a writer. Most of my books are about my business philosophy. There’s also a mystery, with a sequel on the way. Find out more!
John C. Maxwell is an internationally respected leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold more than 19 million books. Dr. Find out more!
- Twitter: @tribaleadership
John King is co-founder and senior partner of CultureSync, a consulting firm that focuses on Leadership, Strategy, Cultural Change and Executive Coaching. Find out more!
- Twitter: @@BabyBrainRules
John Medina, author of the New York Times bestseller “Brain Rules,” is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. Find out more!
- Twitter: @JohnTierneyNYT
John Tierney writes the “Findings” science column for the New York Times. His writing has won awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Physics. This is his third book. Find out more!
- Twitter: @JohnWarrillow
John Warrillow is the author of Built To Sell: Turn Your Business Into One You Can Sell. Throughout his career as an entrepreneur, John has started and exited four companies. Find out more!
John is the founder and board chair of Room to Read. Find out more!
John Wooden (1910-2010), guided the UCLA Bruins to ten NCAA basketball championships over a 12-year period, including four perfect seasons and an 88-game winning streak. Find out more!
Jon Warshawsky, a former eighth-grade spelling champion, is a manager at Deloitte Consulting and helped start the firm’s e-Learning practice. In 2000, he founded Cappuccino, a newsletter covering organizational change and learning. Find out more!
- Twitter: @jonahlehrer
Jonah Lehrer is a Contributing Editor at Wired and the author of How We Decide and Proust Was a Neuroscientist. Find out more!
- Twitter: @jonahsachs
Jonah is an internationally recognized storyteller, author, designer and entrepreneur. Find out more!
Joseph Grenny is an acclaimed keynote speaker and consultant who has designed and implemented major corporate change initiatives for the past 20 years. He is also a cofounder of Unitus, a nonprofit organization that helps the world’s poor achieve economic self-reliance. Find out more!
Josh Linkner is The New York Times Bestselling author of Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, named one of the top 10 business books of 2011. Find out more!
- Twitter: @DillonHBR
Karen Dillon was Editor of the Harvard Business Review until 2011. Find out more!
Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. Find out more!
Kerry Patterson has authored award-winning training programs and led multiple long-term change efforts. Find out more!
- Twitter: @lvincent
Laurence Vincent has developed strategies for some of the world’s most beloved brands, including Disney, MasterCard, Microsoft, the NFL, Sony Playstation, Southwest Airlines, Four Seasons, and vitaminwater. Find out more!
- Twitter: @leelefever
Lee LeFever is the Founder and Chief Explainer at Common Craft, where he has been a professional explainer since 2007. Find out more!
Leonard Mlodinow was born in Chicago, Illinois, to immigrant Jewish parents who were holocaust survivors. Find out more!
Mahan Khalsa is the founder of the Sales Performance Group of FranklinCovey, the creator of the Helping Clients Succeed sales improvement program taught in over 40 countries and 10 different languages. Find out more!
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with “The New Yorker” magazine since 1996. Find out more!
- Twitter: @MarcellaBremer
Marcella Bremer is the co-founder of the Dutch consultancy firm Kikker Groep and co-founder of OCAI Online. Find out more!
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. Find out more!
Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., is the Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, the director of the Positive Psychology Network, and former president of the American Psychological Association. Among his twenty books are Learned Optimism and The Optimistic Child. Find out more!
Martin Goldfarb is an entrepreneur and a leading expert in the study of human behaviour as it relates to the marketplace and society. Find out more!
True story. When he was a kid growing up in Denmark, young Martin had but one thought in his life: Lego. Find out more!
Mary Kay Ash stands out as one of America’s business giants. Her story is unique. Her ideas were bold. And her actions were revolutionary. Find out more!
Matthew Kelly was born in Sydney, Australia, where he began speaking and writing in 1993. Find out more!
- Twitter: @mattlinderman
Previously: Employee #1 at 37signals and co-author of the books Rework and Getting Real. Now: Working on new, top secret project. Find out more!
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“Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is professor and former chairman of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. Find out more!
Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in a one-room cabin on the Pound River in Wise County, Virginia. Find out more!
- Twitter: @NRackham
Neil Rackham is known throughout the world as a speaker, writer and seminal thinker on sales and marketing issues. Find out more!
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Courtesy Inc: “Street Smarts” columnist and senior contributing editor Norm Brodsky is a veteran entrepreneur who has founded and grown six businesses. Find out more!
PAUL GLOVER founded the consulting firm Glover & Associates in 1992. Find out more!
“Rael Kalley has been in the coaching, consulting and training business for more than twenty-five years. “Born in South Africa, Rael moved to Canada in 1977. Find out more!
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. Find out more!
Randall Stross writes the New York Times column Digital Domain and is professor of business at San Jose State University. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including The Wizard of Menlo Park, eBoys, and The Microsoft Way. He lives in Burlingame, California. Find out more!
Randy Illig is a senior consultant with the FranklinCovey Sales Performance Practice (SPP). Find out more!
Randy Pausch was a professor of Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University. Find out more!
- Twitter: @quixotic
REID HOFFMAN is a world-renowned entrepreneur and investor. He is cofounder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 100+ million members. Find out more!
Renée Mauborgne is The INSEAD Distinguished Fellow and a professor of strategy at INSEAD, the world’s second largest business school. Find out more!
Courtesy of Virgin.com: “I was born in 1950 and educated at Stowe School. Find out more!
- Twitter: @RobertGreene
Bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, The 50th Law, and Mastery. Greene is on the Board of Directors at American Apparel. He lives in Los Angeles. Find out more!
- Twitter: @robertherjavec
Robert Herjavec began his career with IBM mainframe sales but founded his own business in 1990 − BRAK Systems Inc. Find out more!
Rodd Wagner Rodd Wagner is a New York Times bestselling author and a principal of Gallup. He and Gallup Vice Chairman Gale Muller, Ph.D., are authors of Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life. Find out more!
- Twitter: @rohitbhargava
Hi, my name is Rohit Bhargava. This is my author page, and my chance to tell you a bit more about myself, so here it goes. Find out more!
- Twitter: @RonAdner
Ron Adner has spent the past decade studying the root causes of innovation success and failure. Find out more!
Rosamund Zander is a pioneer in the field of leadership and relationship. She has created a leadership model that coaches individuals to create a life of vision, passion and contribution. Find out more!
Growing up with the last name Hogshead would give anyone an unconventional point of view. Find out more!
Scott Stratten is the President of Un-Marketing. Find out more!
- Twitter: @sean_covey
Sean Covey is Senior Vice President of Innovations and Products at FranklinCovey, a world-renowned organization devoted to helping individuals and organizations achieve greatness. Sean graduated from BYU with a degree in English and later earned his M.B.A. Find out more!
- Twitter: @seandsouza
It all started with a copywriter called Leo Burnett 15+ years ago, fresh out of college with a degree in accounting (of all things) I joined an advertising agency called Leo Burnett. Find out more!
SETH GODIN has written twelve books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. Find out more!
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. Find out more!
Spencer Johnson, M.D., is one of the world’s most beloved authors and respected thinkers. Find out more!
Recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, Stephen R. Find out more!
Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide. Find out more!
Steve Jamison is America’s foremost author and authority on the life and philosophy of John Wooden. Mr. Find out more!
- Twitter: @stevepavlina
In January 1991, my life was going downhill fast. I’d just been arrested for felony grand theft after a few prior arrests for misdemeanors. I got expelled from college because I ditched most of my classes. Find out more!
STEVEN LEVITT Steven D. Levitt is the William B. Find out more!
Steven Kotler is a bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. Find out more!
Steven Kramer is an independent researcher and writer in Wayland, Massachusetts. Find out more!
STEVEN PRESSFIELD is the author of the hugely successful historical novels Gates of Fire, Tides of War, and Last of the Amazons. His debut novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance, was made into a movie starring Matt Damon and Will Smith in 2000. He lives in California. Find out more!
Stewart Emery brings to the international bestseller, Success Built to Last, a lifetime of experience as entrepreneur, executive coach and leader, and is considered one of the fathers of the Human Potential Movement. Find out more!
Using the principles he teaches, T. Harv Eker went from zero to millionaire in only 2 1/2 years! He combines a unique brand of ’street-smarts with heart’. Find out more!
- Twitter: @teresaamabile
TERESA AMABILE is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration and a Director of Research at Harvard Business School. Find out more!
The Arbingers Institute helps organizations, families, individuals, and communities worldwide to correct the trouble created by the little-known but pervasive problem of self-deception. Find out more!
- Twitter: @thichnhathanh
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese monk, a renowned Zen master, a poet, and a peace activist. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1967, and is the author of many books, including the best-selling The Miracle of Mindfulness. Find out more!
Thomas J. Stanley, America’s foremost authority on the affluent, is a respected researcher, advisor, and author of several highly regarded, award winning books on America’s wealthy population. Dr. Find out more!
Thomas M. Sterner has studied Eastern and Western philosophy and modern sports psychology and trained as a jazz pianist. Find out more!
- Twitter: @BizModelYou
Teaching and training is my lifework, and helping people with their personal business models is my specialty. Here’s what I believe: 1. We can become more entrepreneurial without becoming entrepreneurs 2. Find out more!
- Twitter: @toddhenry
Todd is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams generate brilliant ideas. Find out more!
“Tom Kelley is general manager of IDEO, the world’s leading design consultancy specializating in innovation and product development. Find out more!
- Twitter: @tomreiger
Tom Rieger is a Senior Practice Expert for Gallup, has pioneered the study and science of organizational barriers. Find out more!
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W. Chan Kim is Co-Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute and The Boston Consulting Group Bruce D. Find out more!
William A Gavin retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after 28 years. Find out more!
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- Twitter: @WPoundstone
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- Twitter: @zacharykaufman
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