David Nour

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About David Nour - CEO of The Nour Group, Best-selling Author and International Leadership Speaker & Growth Strategist:

David Nour is a growth strategist, thought leader and global keynote speaker on Relationship Economics®, the concept of the quantifiable value of business relationships. Through his best-selling books, compelling speeches and valuable consulting, Nour demonstrates how relationships are the greatest off-balance-sheet asset any organization possesses, large or small, public or private. He is a popular speaker and delivers over 50 global keynotes a year explaining the hidden assets of relationships, and the art and science of investing in them.

David is CEO of The Nour Group, Inc., a consulting firm that advises top global leaders and boards of corporations, associations and academic forums on disruptive innovations to fuel their growth. The Nour Group, Inc., has worked with leading global companies such as Disney, Cisco Systems, Deloitte Consulting, Hilton Worldwide, HP, IBM and more.

As a speaker, Nour examines business relationships, social and mobile disruptive technologies and adaptive innovation. His keynotes have been heard at top industry summits like Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit and Marriott Annual GM
Conference, among others.

His insights on driving growth through unique return on strategic relationships have been featured in top outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Mashable, CNBC,
[email protected] and Associations Now, as well as Entrepreneur and Success magazines. He also writes a regular column for The Huffington Post.

Nour is the author of several books, including the best-selling Relationship Economics (Wiley) as well as ConnectAbility (McGraw-Hill), The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Raising Capital (Praeger) and Return on Impact (ASAE) called by Fast Company a “resource-rich book … provoking us to become more customer-centric in an age where empowered customers have far greater access to real-time information, connections and company advocates.” David's most recent book CO-CREATE (St. Martin’s Press) is an essential guide showing C-level leaders how to optimize relationships, create market gravity and greatly increase revenue. He’s currently researching his next book, tentatively titled Curve Benders - at the intersection of future of work and strategic relationships in which David shares why great leaders are curve benders and why the biggest asset we have is our portfolio of relationships.

A native of Iran, Nour came to the U.S. with just a suitcase, $100, limited family ties and no fluency in English. He went on to earn an Executive Master’s of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a bachelor’s degree in management from Georgia State University. Nour resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his family.

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What David Nour Talks About:

The Co-Create Effect: What Will the Evolution of You, Your Team and Your Organization Look Like?
Individuals, teams, and organizations must balance learning and performing to evolve. That evolution no longer comes from being the smartest in the room but from innovative collaboration with strategic relationships – within and external to the organization. David will explain how co-creating provides the construct, the process, and the tools to help your audience do just that – evolve themselves, their teams, and their organization.

Recognized by many past clients as David’s best thinking and practical, pragmatic work to date.

Relationship Economics® – The Art & Science of Relationships
Leveraging your single biggest asset to drive performance, execution and results.

Focus on the quantifiable value of business relationships and provide a systematic process for identifying, building, nurturing – and leveraging personal and professional relationships. David introduces battle-tested best practices, based on his global experiences, along with social science research and hundreds of executive interviews, that bridge the gap between relationship creation and relationship capitalization. The cornerstone keynote based on the best-selling book, Relationship Economics Updated & Revised (Wiley, 2012) – delivered to more than 30 corporate, association and academic forums annually.

Return on Impact – Disruptive Technologies: Impacting Your Business Model
How will you adapt to disruption and evolve your value-add in the process?

Return on Impact isn’t about Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. It’s about socially enabling organizations to listen louder, think faster, and respond to changing market dynamics, helping them reinvent, adapt, and relate in new and powerful ways. David discusses how SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud) is swinging the power pendulum in the direction of members and customers, leaving many industries and organizations out of the equation – and how you can get the most return on your business interactions, involvement, image, and impact.

Adaptive Innovation – Adaptable Business: Models for Changing Market Demands
From signal scouts to “yes, and” learning to drive creativity, communication, and collaboration.

Create a sustainable competitive advantage, develop a relationship-centric culture, and have the audacity to fail and the ability to learn from those failures. Create greater market value than your competitors, help your channel partners differentiate your unique products or services, and shake up your value chain. It sounds difficult; David makes it simple.

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