Kasparov came to international fame as the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 at the age of 22. Eager for new challenges, he retired from professional chess in 2005 after a record 20 years as the world’s top-ranked player. Kasparov wasted no time after leaving chess, joking that he would be far busier as a retiree. He quickly became an important voice in the Russian pro-democracy movement against the repressive regime of Vladimir Putin.
Steve Ballmer : Former CEO of Microsoft
Steve Ballmer retired as CEO of Microsoft in February 2014 and didn’t take long to move onto his next job, boss of the Los Angeles Clippers. In August he closed a $2 billion purchase of the team, the highest price ever paid for an NBA squad. The hefty price tag didn’t faze Ballmer, who keeps getting richer as Microsoft shares rise steadily since his departure.
John Mackey : Whole Foods CEO
John Mackey is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics. He is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food. Mackey built Whole Foods into an international organization, with outlets in major markets across the country, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. Along the way he bought out smaller competitors. In 2007 Whole Foods purchased a major natural foods supermarket competitor, Wild Oats Markets, Inc.
Jeff Bezos : Amazon CEO
Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com. The initial success of the company was meteoric. With no press promotion, Amazon.com sold books across the United States and in 45 foreign countries within 30 days. In two months, sales reached $20,000 a week, growing faster than Bezos and his start-up team had envisioned. Today, the company is worth $136 billion.
Ken Dychtwald : Futurist
Best-Selling Author, Futurist and President of Age Wave Ken Dychtwald Speech Video: Ken Dychtwald Topics: Retirement at the Tipping Point: New Funding, New Timing New PurposeLiving with Purpose: Rethinking SuccessFour Generations Rethink Work, Retirement and SuccessRetirement Wake-Up Call: The Future of Financial Services Ken Dychtwald Biography: Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. is widely viewed as the nation’s […]
Mark Sanborn : Business Educator
Mark is the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea lab for leadership development. He has written or co-authored eight books and is the creator of more than two dozen videos and audio training programs on leadership, change and customer service.
Tim Sanders : Business Speaker
Tim Sanders is one of the most prolific keynote speakers today. A rare hybrid of business leadership speaker, motivational speaker, and people skills guru, his research, passion, and ability to move audiences to action sets him apart as the people-centric business expert.
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