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Thought Leaders and Visionaries

Who's your leader listening to? The team of Thought Leaders and Visionaries at BigSpeak Speakers Bureau consistently rank among the top of the Forbes, Thinkers 50 and Leadership Excellence rosters of global business gurus.  Now, it's your turn. Whether you're formulating strategy, fortifying management, or forging leadership, let the unparalleled experience, vision, insight and acumen of BigSpeak's Thought Leaders elevate your organization to the top of the list.



"Where there is no vision, the people perish."

- Proverbs 29:18

  • Ron Adner: Professor of Strategy at the Tuck School at Dartmouth College, Author, Innovation Expert
  • David Allen: Productivity Expert & Author of Getting Things Done
  • Samuel B. Bacharach, PhD: Cornell Business Professor, Author, Leadership Expert

  • Ken Blanchard: World-Renowned Leadership Expert and Co-Author of the Bestseller The One Minute Manager
  • Marcus Buckingham:Leading Authority and Best Selling Author on Employee Productivity and the Best Practices of Leadership and Management. Former Senior Consultant with The Gallup Organization.
  • Jack Canfield: "America's Success Coach," Co-Author of Chicken Soup For The Soul and The Secret, Peak Performance Expert
  • James Canton: Renowned Global Futurist, Author and Visionary Business Advisor
  • Ram Charan: World-Renowned Business Advisor, Execution Expert and Best Selling Author
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Professor of Psychology and Management, Expert on Creativity, Innovation and Managing "Flow"
  • Dr. Edward de Bono: The World's Leading Authority on Creative and Conceptual
  • Susan Dentzer: Healthcare Policy Analyst, Thought Leader and Journalist
  • Subir Chowdhury: Renowned Thought-Leader on Quality and Management, Best Selling Business Author
  • Geoff Colvin: FORTUNE Senior Editor-At-Large, Best Selling Business Author and Thought Leader
  • Douglas Conant: Former CEO, Campbell Soup Company; Chairman, Avon Products; Chairman, Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute; New York Times Best Selling Business Author
  • Stephen M.R. Covey: Best-Selling Author of The Speed of Trust, Top Business Advisor and Thought Leader on Ethics, Trust and Leadership
  • Ken Dychtwald: Futurist, Psychologist, Gerontologist, Documentary Filmmaker, Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author
  • Duane Elgin: Futurist, Sustainability Expert, and Author
  • Gail Evans: Former CNN Executive VP, Diversity Expert and Best-Selling Author 
  • Martin Feldstein: Harvard Economics Professor, Chief Economic Advisor to the Reagan Administration and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Peter Fingar: Cloud Computing & Technology Expert, Thought-Leader, Bestselling Author
  • Sydney Finkelstein, PhD: Dartmouth Professor of Management, Leadership and Strategy Expert, Best Selling Business Author

  • Stewart Friedman, PhD: Wharton Professor of Management, Author, Leadership Development and Work/Life Integration Expert
  • Marshall Goldsmith, PhD: Renowned Executive Coach, Business Author, Thought-Leader, Management and Leadership Expert
  • Vijay Govindarajan: Dartmouth International Business Professor, Strategy and Innovation Expert, Director of the Tuck Center for Global Leadership
  • Dr. Anil K. Gupta: Professor of Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Business Author and Thought-Leader on Strategy and Globalization
  • Gary Hamel: World Renowned Business Strategy Expert, Author and Thought Leader
  • Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: Renowned Yogi, Visionary, Guru and Founder of the Isha Foundation
  • Whitney Johnson: Disruptive Innovation Thought Leader, Author, Business Advisor
  • Jeff Kaplan: Cloud Computing Expert, Technology Consultant and Industry Speaker
  • Garry Kasparov: World Chess Champion, Author, Master of Strategy
  • Philip Kotler: Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, International Marketing Guru
  • John Kotter: Professor (Emeritus) Harvard Business School, World Renowned Thought Leader on Change Management and Leadership
  • James Kouzes: Leadership Expert and Bestselling Co-Author of The Leadership Challenge
  • Nirmalya Kumar, PhD: London Business School Professor of Marketing, Author and Thought Leader
  • Richard Leider: Executive Coach, Personal Growth Expert and Author
  • Patrick Lencioni:Best Selling Business Author, Leadership, Management and Team Development Expert
  • Peter Linneman, PhD: Top Real Estate Industry Strategist and Thought Leader, Professor of Real Estate, Finance, Business and Public Policy, Wharton School of Business
  • Glenn Llopis: Hispanic Business Thought-Leader, Author, Entrepreneur
  • Jim Loehr: Peak Performance Expert and Co-Author of The Power Of Full Engagement
  • John Mattone: Human Capital Leadership, Assessment and Management Expert, Author and Executive Coach
  • Roger Martin: Business Innovator and Renowned Thought Leader on Integrative and Design Thinking
  • Martin McCourt: Former CEO, Dyson Ltd.
  • Rita McGrath, PhD: Associate Professor of Management, Columbia Business School, Strategic Growth and Change Expert
  • Hamish McRae: Renowned World Economist, Journalist, Author and Futurist
  • Geoffrey Moore: Bestselling Author, Consultant and Disruptive Technology Specialist
  • John W. Mullins, PhD: Business Thought-Leader, Associate Professor of Management Practice, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, London Business School
  • Michael Nelson: Former IBM Director of Internet Technology and White House IT Advisor, Cloud Computing Expert, Georgetown Technology Professor
  • Kjell Nordstrom: International Business Thought-Leader and Best Selling Author
  • Dr. David P. Norton: Renowned Management and Strategy Thought-Leader, Co-Creator of The Balanced Scorecard
  • Dr. J.P. Pawliw-Fry - Thought Leader on Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Performance and Change
  • Don Peppers:Expert In Customer Relations and Co-Author of One To One Future
  • Jeffrey Pfeffer:Stanford Business Professor, World Renowned Management, Leadership and HR Scholar
  • John Renesch: Global Business Futurist and Leadership Expert
  • Jonas Ridderstrale: International Business Thought-Leader, Management Guru and Best Selling Author
  • Jeremy Rifkin: Leading Global Technologist, Futurist and Authority on World Economic and Environmental Trends
  • Martha Rogers: Expert In Customer Relationships and Co-Author of The One To One Fieldbook
  • Richard Rumelt: Renowned Strategy Thought Leader, Business Professor and Author
  • Peter Senge: Pioneer in the Field of Learning Organizations and Author of The Fifth Discipline
  • Dr. Linda Sharkey: Business Strategist, HR Executive and Fortune 10 Talent Development Expert
  • Peter Sheahan: Internationally Recognized Thought Leader and Author on Innovation, Behavior Change and Exploiting Business Trends and New Market Opportunities
  • Ken Shelton: Business Author, Editor, Founder and CEO of Executive Excellence
  • Joseph Stiglitz: Nobel Prize-Winning Economist, Author, Globalization Expert, Professor, Columbia University Business School
  • Don Sull: Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School, Senior Lecturer in Strategy at the MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Mark Thompson: Best Selling Business Author, Entrepreneur, Venture Investor and Executive Leadership Coach
  • Josh Tickell: Acclaimed Thought Leader, Speaker and Filmmaker on Alternative Energy, Biofuel and the Environment
  • Brian Tracy: Personal Success and Performance Expert
  • David Ulrich: Univ. of Michigan Business Professor and Leading Authority on HR
  • Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: Renowned Yogi, Visionary, Guru and Founder of the Isha Foundation
  • Paul A. Volcker: Federal Reserve Chairman 1979-1987
  • Phil Wainewright: Cloud Computing Expert, CEO, Consultant, Business Writer and Industry Speaker
  • Steve Wozniak: Co-Founder, Apple Computer, Inventor of the World's First Personal Computer, Cult Icon, Computer Geek

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