Ori Brafman is a multiple New York Times best-selling author. His new best seller, Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership, examines today’s leadership landscape and argues that inclusion is no longer a “nice-to-have” but a strategic imperative in the digital world.
Born in Israel and raised in Texas, Ori specializes in unique approaches to problem solving. His ideas have been implemented by the U.S. government, Google, Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, the Chicago Bulls, the San Francisco 49ers, Amazon, Facebook, Family Business Network, and PWC. He has advised all branches of the U.S. military, the Obama White House, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Since 2010 U.S. Army generals have been required to complete Ori’s leadership curriculum.
Why Ori Brafman?
Ori’s presentations utilize storytelling and audience interaction to teach techniques for increasing empathy, awareness, and innovation at all levels of the organizational hierarchy. These lessons are imparted at both the intellectual and experiential levels so that the audience may not only conceptualize new methods, but also see them in action.
Ori is a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he lectures on improvisational leadership, data science, and artificial intelligence. He leads an intensive strategic broadening seminar between UC Berkeley and the U.S. Army and created a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Haas School of Business and the U.S. military’s National Defense University.
Ori’s media appearances include the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, ABC News, Fox News, BBC, National Public Radio, CNBC, CNN, and C-SPAN. He has presented before audiences at Fortune 500 companies, the White House, the Association of Financial Professionals, the Organization of Nurse Executives, NATO, YPO, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School, and others. His published books include Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership; The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations; Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior; Click: The Forces Behind How We Fully Engage with People, Work, and Everything We Do; and The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success.
Ori is the founder of Starfish Leadership and a co-founder of the Fully Charged Institute, which combines Ori’s work with that of Tom Rath. The Institute focuses on leadership and well-being and helps organizations improve performance and gain competitive advantage in an era of new business models.
Ori holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.