Business + Management Speakers

As experts in their chosen fields, these business author speakers share real-world leadership experiences and clear-cut methods to transform and disrupt any industry.

Joanna Barsh

McKinsey Director Emeritus, bestselling author of How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership and Grow Wherever You Work.

Ed Catmull

Co-founder and president of Pixar Animation Studios, president of Walt Disney Animation Studios, author of Creativity, Inc.

Linda Kaplan Thaler

Advertising Hall of Fame luminary, Chairman of Publicis Kaplan Thaler, and bestselling author of Power of Nice and Grit to Great

Sam Walker

Award-winning sports writer and editor, author of The Captain Class

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Caroline Arnold

Award-winning Wall Street expert and author of Small Move, Big Change

Ayse Birsel

Award-winning designer, co-founder of Birsel + Seck and author of Design the Life You Love

Ori Brafman

Business strategist, organizational expert, and New York Times bestselling author of Sway and Click

Bill Burnett

Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

John Coates

Neuroscientist, former Wall Street trader, and author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

Dave Evans

Co-founder of Electronic Arts and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Ben Foss

Entrepreneur and inventor of the Intel® Reader, dyslexia advocate

Ping Fu

Co-Founder of Geomagic, author of Bend, Not Break, Executive chairman of Gelsight

Allen Gannett

Big data entrepreneur and author of The Creative Curve

Marc Goodman

Global security advisor, futurist, and New York Times-bestselling author of Future Crimes

Chris Guillebeau

New York Times-bestselling author of The $100 Startup and host of the podcast Side Hustle School

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network

Alan Iny

Internationally recognized consultant, author of Thinking in New Boxes

Tania Katan

Creative disruptor, inspirational speaker, and co-creator of the viral campaign #ItWasNeverADress.

Dave Kerpen

New York Times-bestselling author and Founder/CEO of Likeable Local

Robin Koval

CEO of Truth Initiative —creators of the award-winning truth® youth tobacco prevention program—and bestselling author (Power of Nice, Grit to Great), social change marketing and advertising expert

Anne Kreamer

Journalist, media expert, and author of Risk/Reward

Sherry Lansing

First woman to lead a major motion picture studio, former President of 20th Century Fox, and former Chairman of Paramount Pictures

Roger Lowenstein

Financial journalist and bestselling author of The End of Wall Street

Aaron Mahnke

Creator, writer, and producer of the hit podcast Lore

Angie McArthur

Co-author of Collaborative Intelligence and speaker on intellectual diversity

Greg McKeown

Author of the New York Times bestseller Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, CEO of THIS Inc., and Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum

Bethany McLean

Vanity Fair contributing editor and co-author of All the Devils are Here and the national bestseller The Smartest Guys in the Room

Suze Orman

America’s most recognized expert on personal finance

Priya Parker

Facilitator, strategic advisor, and author of The Art of Gathering

Mark Payne

Founder and president of innovation consultancy Fahrenheit 212, author of How to Kill a Unicorn

Ken Segall

Former Ad Agency Creative Director for NeXT and Apple, author of New York Times bestseller Insanely Simple and Think Simple

Neil Swidey

Award-winning journalist and author of Trapped Under the Sea, and specialist in risk and safety

Laura Vanderkam

Author of Off the Clock, 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think and I Know How She Does It

John Wood

Founder and board co-chairman of Room to Read and author of Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy

Tim Wu

Columbia law professor, originator of the term "net neutrality," and contributing writer for The New York Times