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23 Mar Steve Case

One of America’s most successful entrepreneurs and executives, best-known as co-founder of America Online and CEO of Revolution LLC, Steve Case has a passion for building startups that can change the world. Under Case’s leadership and vision, AOL became the largest and most valuable Internet…

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01 Oct Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight,…

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01 Oct Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov is a Russian pro-democracy leader, global human-rights activist, business speaker and author, and former world chess champion. He was born on April 13, 1963, in Baku, Azerbaijan (then USSR). He lives in Moscow and travels constantly. Kasparov came to international fame as the…

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29 Sep Greg McKeown

Greg McKeown has dedicated his career to discovering why some people break through to the next level—and others don’t. The definitive treatment of this issue is addressed in McKeown’s latest project: the instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.  As well as…

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19 Sep Chip Heath

Chip Heath is a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaching courses on business strategy and organizations. He is the co-author (along with his brother, Dan) of two books. Their latest book, Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard debuted at #1 on the New…

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25 Aug Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been sharing his theories on the Universe with audiences around the world for the majority of his life. He frequently appears as the director of Hayden Planetarium giving his input on shows including The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Real…

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19 Jun Mark Cuban

Since the age of 12, Mark has been a natural businessman. Selling garbage bags door to door, the seed was planted early on for what would eventually become long-term success. After graduating from Indiana University – where he briefly owned the most popular bar in…

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19 Jun Jared Cohen

Jared Cohen is the director of Google Ideas, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and the co-author (along with Google executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt) of the New York Times best-selling The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of…

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19 Jun Seth Godin

SETH GODIN is the author of 17 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might…

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07 Jun Louis Gerstner

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. served as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of IBM Corporation from April 1993 to March 2002 and chairman until his retirement in December 2002. In January 2003, he assumed the position of chairman of The Carlyle Group, a…

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06 Jun Bill McDermott

Growing up in working-class Long Island, a sixteen-year-old Bill traded three hourly wage jobs to buy a small deli, which he ran by instinctively applying ideas that would be the seeds for his future success. After paying for and graduating college, Bill talked his way…

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13 May Michael Fertik

Michael Fertik founded Reputation.com with the belief that people and businesses have the right to control and protect their online reputation and privacy. A futurist, Michael is credited with pioneering the field of online reputation management (ORM) and lauded as the world’s leading cyberthinker in…

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13 May Gary Vaynerchuk

I have been an entrepreneur for as long as anyone close to me can remember. While most eight year olds were learning how to properly squeeze a lemon, I was managing seven lemonade stands across my neighborhood in Edison NJ. When I turned twelve, I…

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13 May Biz Stone

Biz Stone has been named Nerd of the Year by GQ, one of the TIME magazine’s Most Influential People, Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc. Magazine, and one of Vanity Fair’s Top Ten Most Influential People of the Information Age. He was also honored with…

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13 May John Mackey

John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer as it has grown from a single store in Austin, Texas, founded in 1978, to a $13 billion Fortune 500 company, and a top U.S. supermarket with more than…

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09 May Van Jones

Co-host of CNN’s Crossfire reboot, Van Jones is president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York Times best sellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive…

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08 May Daymond John

With business savvy and style to spare, speaker Daymond John entertains audiences every week as the go-to branding guru on ABC’s hit entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank. A highly regarded marketing expert and author, John is the founder of iconic fashion brand FUBU (“For Us…

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07 May Candy Chang

Candy Chang is a Taiwanese American artist who is interested in the relationship between public space and personal well being. Combining urban planning, street art, and design, she sought more contemplative and inclusive ways to reflect and share with the people around her. Her interactive…

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07 May Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin is the author of the new bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World which has been hailed as “a fascinating saga” about the “quest for sustainable resources of energy,” and “the book you must read to understand the…

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07 May Steven Wynn

Through his entrepreneurial brilliance in real estate and his vision of a desert city that could become a haven for people seeking an entertaining escape from daily life, Stephen Wynn raised the standard for resorts and leisure living around the world. When his flagship property,…

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07 May Margaret Wheatley

Meg has worked for 40 years with leaders on all continents and with most types of organizations and communities. At this critical historic juncture, she feels compelled to challenge leaders with this question: “Who do we choose to be for this time?” Do we contribute…

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06 May Erik Wahl

As an internationally recognized graffiti artist, and a #1 best selling business author, Erik redefines the term “keynote speaker.” Pulling from his history as both a business strategist and an artist, he has grown to become one of the most sought-after corporate speakers available today….

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06 May David Ulrich

Named as BusinessWeek’s #1 Management Educator, expert Dave Ulrich and his team of authors bring human resources a whole new way of thinking and practicing—moving the focus from internal issues to actively helping to set business strategies. Dave Ulrich is a Professor at the Ross…

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06 May Mark Thompson

Based in Silicon Valley, Mark is a senior executive leadership coach, a successful business leader, New York Times bestselling author, venture capitalist and Tony-nominated Broadway producer – and brings real-time solutions to today’s leadership challenges. Mark is the CEO and cofounder of Virgin Unite Mentors,…

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05 May Joseph Stiglitz

A graduate of Amherst College, Joseph E. Stiglitz received his PHD from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970, and in 1979 was awarded the John Bates Clark Award, given biennially by the American Economic Association to the economist under 40…

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05 May Peter Senge

Peter M. Senge, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also Founding Chair of a global community of corporations, researchers, and consultants dedicated to the “interdependent development of people and their institutions.” The Journal of Business Strategy named Dr….

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05 May David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott is a master of the new rules for growing business, spreading ideas and generating attention in our always-on, Web-driven world. Advance planning is out – speed and agility are IN! Scale and media buying power are no longer a decisive advantage. Instead,…

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04 May Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends. He currently advises the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several EU heads of state, including Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain. He also served as an adviser to Chancellor Angela Merkel of…

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04 May Andrew Razeghi

Andrew Razeghi is a writer, educator, and adviser to organizations on growth strategy and innovation. As founder of The Andrew Razeghi Companies, LLC, he works with organizations seeking growth through the creation and introduction of new ideas. His work spans industries – from consumer packaged…

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30 Apr 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. Pat shares his insights and inspires his audiences through his accessibility, humor and story-telling. Patrick Lencioni’s passion for…

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30 Apr John Kotter

John P. Kotter is internationally known and widely regarded as the foremost speaker on the topics of leadership and change. His is the premier voice on how the best organizations actually achieve successful transformations. The Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership Emeritus at the Harvard Business…

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29 Apr Terry Jones

Terry Jones founded Travelocity.com. He led the company as President and was Chief Executive Officer from its founding until May 2002. Previously, Jones served as Chief Information Officer at Sabre Inc. In his 24 years at Sabre, Jones held various executive positions including President of…

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29 Apr Earvin “Magic” Johnson

NBA legend, two-time Hall of Famer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, motivational speaker… these are but a few of the honors and distinctions Earvin “Magic” Johnson has racked up over the years. Today, the business mogul has successfully parlayed his skills on the basketball court into multimillion-dollar success…

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29 Apr Phil Jackson

The National Basketball Association recognized Phil Jackson as one of the 10 best coaches of all time. He led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA Championships in eight seasons, and orchestrated a team of some of basketball’s leading players, including Michael Jordan. Known for his…

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25 Apr Joseph Grenny

Over the past 25 years, Joseph Grenny has taught and advised thousands of leaders on every major continent from the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies to the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. He has advised CEOs and senior executives on more than a dozen major change…

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24 Apr Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior for themselves, their people, and their teams. Recognized as one of the “15 most influential business thinkers in the world” in the biannual study…

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24 Apr Bob Geldof

Best known for organizing the mammoth Live Aid extravaganza and political activism on behalf of Africa, Sir Bob Geldof was the founder of the widely acclaimed pop group The Boom Town Rats and has had an illustrious singing/songwriting career spanning 25 years. As the inspirational…

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24 Apr Jackie Freiberg & Kevin Freiberg

As a bestselling author and leadership expert, Jackie has dedicated her career to helping executives and managers practice the art of leadership. Jackie is dedicated to helping leaders create BEST places where the BEST people can do their BEST work to create a BETTER world….

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24 Apr Kevin Freiberg

Dr. Kevin Freiberg is the president of San Diego Consulting Group, Inc., a professional speaking and consulting firm dedicated to equipping leaders for a world of change. For over 25 years, Kevin has been profiling revolutionary business leaders in some of the world’s most innovative…

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24 Apr Jackie Freiberg

As a bestselling author and leadership expert, Jackie has dedicated her career to helping executives and managers practice the art of leadership. Jackie is dedicated to helping leaders create BEST places where the BEST people can do their BEST work to create a BETTER world….

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23 Apr Richard Florida

Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and technological innovation and is perhaps the world’s leading urbanist, “as close to a household name as it is possible for an urban theorist to be in America,”…

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23 Apr Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. He has published fourteen books. His first, Paper and Iron:…

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23 Apr Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson is a natural born networker. She has devoted her life to discovering the inevitable and promoting the possible. As an investor/commentator, she focuses on emerging technologies, emerging markets and emerging companies. In 1994, she was one of the first to explore the impact…

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22 Apr Ken Dychtwald

Over the past 35+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare and workforce implications of the age wave. He is a psychologist, gerontologist, documentary filmmaker, entrepreneur and best-selling author of sixteen books on…

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18 Apr Polly LaBarre

Polly LaBarre is a bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur who has worked for nearly 20 years to embolden and equip leaders in every realm of endeavor to make their organizations more resilient, innovative, inspiring, and accountable. She is an inspiring and provocative voice on the…

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18 Apr Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” and PBS selected Ray as…

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18 Apr Dan Pink

Daniel H. Pink is the author of several provocative, bestselling books about the changing world of work. His latest is To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, which offers a fresh look at the art and science of sales. Using a mix…

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18 Apr Simon Sinek

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading…

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17 Apr Subir Chowdhury

Subir Chowdhury has been a thought leader in quality management strategy and methodology for more than 20 years. Currently Chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group, LLC, he leads Six Sigma and Quality Leadership implementation, and consulting and training efforts. Subir’s work has earned him…

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12 Apr Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He is a prolific thought leader, author and noted lecturer, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances, and top publications, including…

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