Greg McKeown

CEO of THIS, Inc, Bestselling Author, Innovation and Creativity Expert

Greg McKeown is a top innovation keynote speaker, CEO of THIS, Inc, Bestselling Author, and Creativity Expert. His writing has appeared or been covered by Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, Politico, and Inc. Magazine. He is among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn’s Influencers group: averaging a million views a month.

  • Greg McKeown`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Greg McKeown`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $40,001 - $50,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Greg McKeown`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Greg McKeown`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $40,001 - $50,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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ESSENTIALISM: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

This keynote speaks to people who have ever felt motion sickness instead of momentum or felt they were making a millimeter progress in a million directions. Greg McKeown offers a way of thinking for discerning what is essential, eliminating what is not, and removing obstacles ...

This keynote speaks to people who have ever felt motion sickness instead of momentum or felt they were making a millimeter progress in a million directions. Greg McKeown offers a way of thinking for discerning what is essential, eliminating what is not, and removing obstacles in order to make execution as effortless as possible. The disciplined pursuit of less (but better) outlines how to break through to the next level of contribution

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About Keynote Speaker 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 frequently being the #1 Time Management book on Amazon, this book challenges core assumptions about achievement to get to the essence of what really drives success.

McKeown is the CEO of THIS Inc, a company whose clients include Airbnb, Apple, Google, Facebook, Pixar, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!.

His writing has appeared or been covered by Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, Politico, and Inc. Magazine. He is among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn’s Influencers group: averaging a million views a month.

McKeown has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows including NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s Press: Here. Entrepreneur Magazine voted his interview at Stanford University the #1 Must-See Video on Business, Creativity and Success.

More About Speaker, Greg McKeown…
McKeown is an accomplished public speaker. He has spoken to hundreds of audiences around the world including in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, England, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan and Singapore.

Recent highlights include speaking at SXSW, interviewing Al Gore at the Annual Conference of the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland and receiving a personal invitation from Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, to speak to his Annual Innovation Conference.

McKeown challenges conventional wisdom in a unique and engaging style from the first moment to the last instant. As the event organizer at Greater Public said after McKeown addressed their 1,000-person conference, “I have been part of this event for 16 years and McKeown is the best speaker we have ever had!”

McKeown is an active Social Innovator. Serving as a Board Member for Washington D.C. policy group Resolve (KONY 2012) and as a mentor with 2 Seeds, a non-profit incubator for agricultural projects in Africa. He has also been a speaker at non-profit groups including The Kauffman Fellows, Net Impact and Stanford University: he recently gave back to Stanford University by co-creating a popular class called, Designing Life, Essentially.

He serves as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum.  He recently moderated a session at the “Summer Davos” in China called, “Unpacking Social Innovation Models for Maximum Impact”, served as a panelist at the “Sharpening Your Creative Edge” working session at the Forum.

Prior to this, McKeown collaborated in the research and writing of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and worked for Heidrick & Struggles’ Global Leadership Practice assessing senior executives.

Originally from London, England, McKeown now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and their four children. He graduated with an MBA from Stanford University.

Testimonials

Essentialism is a powerful antidote to the current craziness that plagues our organizations and our lives. Read Greg Mckeown’s own words slowly, stop and think about how to apply them to your life – you will do less, do it better, and begin to feel the insanity start to slip away.

Robert l. Sutton

Professor at Stanford University

ln this likeable and astute treatise on the art of doing less in order to do better…McKeown makes the content fresh and the solutions easy to implement. Following his lucid and smart directions will help readers find “the the way of the essentialist.”

Success Magazine

 

Great design takes us beyond the complex, the unnecessary and confusing, to the simple, clear and meaningful. This is as true for the design of a life as it is for the design of a product. With Essentialism, Greg gives us the invaluable guidebook for just such a project.

Tim Brown

CEO of IDEO

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