Ben Casnocha

Top Business Speaker, Bestselling Author, and Tech Entrepreneur

Ben Casnocha is a top business keynote speaker, bestselling author, and tech entrepreneur. He founded the e-government technology firm, Comcate, and currently works as both the advisor to venture capital firm Wasabi Ventures and as a mentor to the startup incubator Techstars. He is the author of two bestselling books The Start-Up of You and The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, which provide a framework on how to recruit, manage, and retain entrepreneurial employees. In 2006, BusinessWeek named Casnocha one of America’s best young entrepreneurs.

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

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    California, USA

  • Ben Casnocha`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Ben Casnocha`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

The Alliance: How to Manage Talent in the Networked Age.

The employer-employee relationship is broken. Managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: ...

The employer-employee relationship is broken. Managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: You cant afford to offer lifetime employment. But you cant build a lasting, innovative business when everyone acts like a free agent. The solution: Stop thinking of employees as family or free agents and start thinking of them as allies on a tour of duty. 

Based on Bens recent New York Times bestselling book with Reid Hoffman, founder/chairman of LinkedIn, in this keynote he explains how to recruit, manage, and retain the entrepreneurial employees your business needs to succeed in the networked age. Youll learn:

  • The most important recruiting strategy that innovative companies use to attract their best employees.
  • How to rebuild trust and loyalty with your employees even though you can’t guarantee lifetime employment.
  • How to manage employees who seek constant career growth by defining unique tours of duty.
  • Why it pays to empower your employees to build their personal brands and expand their professional networks on LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • How to develop an employee value proposition that resonates with millennials.

Through keynotes and interactive workshops, this is the management and business framework that will help your company generate Silicon Valley-style innovation, delivered by one of the fields most engaging speakers.

 

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The Start-Up of You: Transform Your Work and Career with Entrepreneurial Thinking.

The career escalator is jammed at every level. Unemployment rates are high. Creative disruption is shaking every industry. Global competition for jobs is fierce. The employer-employee pact is over and traditional job security is a thing of the ...

The career escalator is jammed at every level. Unemployment rates are high. Creative disruption is shaking every industry. Global competition for jobs is fierce. The employer-employee pact is over and traditional job security is a thing of the past. 

In a keynote based on his #1 New York Times bestselling book, Ben presents a blueprint for how to thrive in this new economic landscape. The key: learn to think and act like an entrepreneur. In other words, move up that jammed escalator by running your career like its a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you.

You dont need to start your own business, but you do need to adopt the mindset and learn the skill set of entrepreneurs. 

In this keynote, you will learn the Silicon Valley strategies that will make you more effective at your current job and jump-start your career for the long term. This is a bold presentation on thriving in a world where every professional must be the entrepreneur of his or her own life.

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Millenials at Work: Crossing the Generational Divide.

Today, four generations are in the same workplace at the same time. This is unprecedented. And it introduces a host of challenges and opportunities. You can’t manage...

Today, four generations are in the same workplace at the same time. This is unprecedented. And it introduces a host of challenges and opportunities. You cant manage millennials the way you were managed. To bring out the best of your millennial employees, and to create a corporate culture where all generations can effectively work with each other, you need to rethink every aspect of how you recruit, manage, and retain employees.

Bens background makes him uniquely qualified to deliver this entertaining keynote: as one of Americas top young entrepreneursaccording to BusinessWeek he speaks credibly on his own generational dynamics while also drawing upon his leading corporate experience.

 

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LinkedIn and the Networked Age: What It Means and Where It’s Going.

We live and work in the networked age–the social networking era is just getting started. Ben argues that “network literacy...

We live and work in the networked age–the social networking era is just getting started. Ben argues that network literacyis the new type of literacy that counts. He explains the hidden power of LinkedIn and other social media, but more importantly, provides a sophisticated perspective on how people networks shape everything we think and doand how to leverage those networks to solve important business and career challenges.

Hes not another generic social media guru.Ben spent two years at LinkedIn in the Office of the Chairman and was named one of the 25 most influential people in the world of internet and politicsby PoliticsOnline.

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About Keynote Speaker Ben Casnocha

 

Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and executive in Silicon Valley. He is coauthor with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman of the recent New York Times bestseller The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, which has become one of the most sought-after management frameworks on how to recruit, manage, and retain entrepreneurial employees. 

He is also co-author with Reid of The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career, the leading career strategy guide that’s been translated into more than 15 languages.

He’s co-founder of Allied Talent, a consultancy that helps companies better engage their top talent. Human Resources magazine recently named Ben one of the top trendsetters in the talent industry.

Ben is also a multi-time technology entrepreneur and executive. He recently served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman at LinkedIn.

He has appeared on CNN, The Charlie Rose Show, and CNBC and been featured in various media including The Economist, The New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal.

More About Speaker, Ben Casnocha . . .

Ben has led inspiring conversations about the future of work, millenials in the workforce, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking with large audiences in more than a dozen countries around the world.

Testimonials

“Ben hit it out of the park. Our HR leaders are still raving about his session on the new employer-employee compact and how to recruit and manage entrepreneurial employees. We were very happy to host him at SHRM India!”

Malina Jacobowitz

Society for Human Resource Management India

Ben’s message is exactly what today’s leaders need to hear about building an engaged workforce. He is an insightful and energetic speaker who offers tips you can put into practice immediately

Ken Blanchard

 

“Everyone who participated in Ben’s presentations in Indonesia, came away from the event with new found insights on how to live a more fulfilling life.”

US Consulate, Indonesia

 

“GE is competing in its third century. The key to sustained performance is developing competitive leaders in every era. The Alliance captures the essence of modern talent development: trust and mutual value creation helps both employer and employee compete in the marketplace. The authors lay out a framework that helps big companies as well as startups develop their people more effectively, while creating a competitive team.”

Jeffrey R. Immelt

Chairman and CEO, GE

“Ben delivered a dynamic, gripping and content-packed presentation that connected directly with the concerns and interests of our delegates. His presentation received excellent feedback from all quarters. Ben was a pleasure to work with throughout, being highly professional, flexible and considerate. He took special care to understand the goals of the conference, our needs as organisers and the desires of the paying delegates. Ben’s attention to this important detail was clearly evident in the overall success of his talk.”

Scott Druck

Oxford Strategic Consulting

“I’m delighted to report that the Strategy Conference was a blast! Ben did a such a great job presenting, and to boot, signing tons of books for our attendees and staff. Recently, Ben connected with me on LinkedIn and he mentioned that many of our attendees had reached out to him as well.  That’s really, really cool! Thanks for making a way for us to finally bring Ben to our conference stage!”

Renee Sumby

Society for Human Resource Management

“Ben Casnocha is a dynamic and engaging speaker. He presented multiple concepts to HR leaders on how to engage employees in today’s marketplace. His message is thought provoking and encourages HR Professionals to challenge themselves to transform their organizations to attract and retain top performers. I highly recommend Ben as a keynote!”

Teri Harrell

Dancik International

“Thank you, BigSpeak.  Ben Casnocha was an excellent choice, and we really appreciate the role you played in helping to select him!  We’d love to book him again.”

HCI

 

“I highly recommend Ben to any organization looking for a well-prepared and thought-provoking speaker. His presentation was exactly what our audience needed to hear. He took the time to learn about our audience¹s needs and applied that to his presentation, making for a discussion of utmost relevance to our attendees. He provided insightful answers to some tough Q&A questions. Ben also brought a comfortable yet high-energy style to keep us all engaged throughout the presentation.”

Eric Olson

VP, Education Strategies, National Retail Federation

“Ben provided a viewpoint into entrepreneurial leadership that was dead-on. His keen insight into leading Gen Y was refreshing and inspirational. A must see for those who want to understand our younger workforce.”

Justin Rueb, PhD

Executive Director, Center for Leadership Excellence & Economic Development

“As a speaker, Ben is engaging, insightful, and thought-provoking. He is down-to-earth in style and uplifting in his message.”

Chuck Alvery, CEO

Western Nevada Economic Development Association

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Apr 30, 2015

Forming a Different Kind of Alliance

Trust. Loyalty. Lifetime employment. I think most of you would agree these words don’t really apply to today’s workplace. As...

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Jan 28, 2015

Live Free Q & A Webinar: The Tour of Duty, the New Employer-Employee Relationship

Our exclusive speaker, Ben Casnocha will be participating in the “The Tour of Duty, the New Employer-Employee Relationship” Webinar this...

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Jan 22, 2015

Seven Leadership Lessons from Ben Casnocha

After getting a master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford in 1993, Reid Hoffman was ready to enter the world of...

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Jan 13, 2015

HR Trendsetter: Ben Casnocha, Co-Author, The Alliance: Managing Talent In the Networked Age

Ben Casnocha believes that today’s workforce more closely resembles entrepreneurs than the “lifers” of yesteryear—and that, to recruit and manage...

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Jan 6, 2015

Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact

For most of the 20th century, the compact between employers and employees in the developed world was all about stability....

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Dec 3, 2014

Big Tour: Ben Casnocha and LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman are Disrupting Employee/Manager Relationship

How Ben Casnocha and LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman are Disrupting the Employee/Manager Relationship Questions? Contact Us Any Time: 805.965.1400 info@bigspeak.com...

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Dec 2, 2014

“Don’t Compare Yourself to Others” – The Envy Problem

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Aug 2, 2014

Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact

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Aug 2, 2014

Restore Trust at Work with These 3 Words

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