Jeremy is a General Partner at Spark Capital focusing on growth investments. Prior to joining Spark in 2014, Jeremy spent most of his career as an entrepreneur and in operating roles. He co-founded ecorp and helped build it into a leading, publicly traded Australian internet company. Subsequently, he was executive vice president at News Corporation in New York, focusing on digital strategy and acquisitions.
James Rickards : Leading Economist
James Rickards is the author of the national bestseller, Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis and a Partner in JAC Capital Advisors, a hedge fund based in New York. He is a counselor and investment advisor and has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management and Caxton Associates. In 1998, he was the principal negotiator of the rescue of LTCM sponsored by the Federal Reserve.
Andrew, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, is a globally recognized expert on green business strategy, appearing regularly in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, New York Times, and CNBC. He has advised some of the world’s leading companies, including Bank of America, Bayer, Boeing, Bridgestone, HP, Johnson & Johnson, and Pepsi.
Become a Leader Worth Following
Significant leadership involves a focus on the journey and acknowledging the efforts made by your team. A significant leader doesn’t coach results, but coaches behavior through attitude, expectations and practice until they become brilliant at the basics.
‘The Reinventors’ – Jason Jennings
You’ll learn how to run a big company if you read this book.
This was inspiring, educational, and is simply a gem, stuffed with pearls of wisdom. Belongs on your shelf.
Tory Burch : Fashion Empire
A vintage tunic from a Paris flea market. Interior designer David Hicks’ graphic style. American sportswear. A television commercial encouraging you to be bold and follow your dreams. The Tory Burch story could begin at any number of starting points.
Julie Meyer : Individual Capitalism
Julie Meyer is a leading investor and entrepreneur in digital, highgrowth, early stage businesses around the world. She has driven many continent-wide initiatives for creating wealth and growth in the European economy. Julie believes that ‘Individual Capitalism’ is the force of the 21st century. She trusts people’s ingenuity to solve the world’s problems at both the macro and micro levels – and to expand prosperity.
John Caslione : Global Business Strategist
With a specific expertise in India and China, John Caslione provides hands-on experience with a keen focus on how US and European firms can develop strategies to succeed as they grow globally. His highly valued presentations are dynamic, information-packed, and sought after by CEOs and audiences from around the world seeking current, first-hand knowledge of global business markets.
Ariane de Bonvoisin : Change Optimist
Ariane de Bonvoisin is the Founder, CEO and Chief Change Optimist of First30Days, a New York City-based media company focused on guiding people through all types of changes, both personal and professional and social or global. The company, which launched its web site, first30days.com, in February 2008 currently features 60 life change subjects, including those relevant to our times such as losing a job, selling a home, starting a business, dealing with depression, smart investing, reducing debt and getting divorced. She also hosts a popular on-line show, “ChangeNation,” where she interviews experts and thought leaders on all aspects of life changes.
James Canton: Tech Futurist
Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, author, and visionary business advisor. As a former Apple Computer executive and high tech entrepreneur, he has been insightfully forecasting the key trends and technologies that have shaped our world. The Economist recognizes him as one of the leading global futurists. He has advised three White House Administrations and over 100 companies.
Maddy Dychtwald : Demographic Trends
Author, speaker and Age Wave co-founder Maddy Dychtwald is a leading expert on the changing demographic trends—both generation- and gender-related—shaping the marketplace, the workplace and our lives. Maddy has spent more than 25 years investigating and forecasting lifestyle and market trends of older adults and the 79 million baby boomers. Building on this knowledge, she has recently emerged as a renowned authority on the rising economic influence of women and their impact on industries, ranging from financial services and healthcare to consumer marketing.
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.