Greg McKeown


About Greg McKeown - Social Innovator, Peak Performance Speaker & Author:

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 best-seller, 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 mission is to assist people and companies to spend 80% of their time on the vital few rather - than the trivial many. Clients include Apple, Google, Facebook, Pixar,, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!.

His writing has appeared or been covered by 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.

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.

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What Greg McKeown Talks About:

The Strategic Pursuit of Less to Achieve More
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.

Collaboration & Team Development: Why Warm Clarity is the Key to High Performance Teams
We have all worked for leaders who are focused on results but care little about the overall growth and development of each team member: this is cold clarity. Warm clarity is different – it combines courage and compassion to create high performance teams.

Leadership & Execution: How Teams Break Through to the Next Level
This keynote shares five ways teams become dysfunctional and how leading as an Essentialist is the key to combating these and, instead, creating unified teams that produce amazing results.

Strategy & Growth: Becoming Successful at Success
Becoming successful is one thing but it’s another thing altogether to become successful at success. This keynote teaches the essential mindset and skill-set needed to go from being successful to very successful—the answers will surprise you.

Creativity & Innovation: The Other Half of Innovation
The first half of innovation is fun and easy: it’s brainstorming, Post-It notes, exploration, iteration and ideation. The second half is rarer but it’s where the breakthrough value lies. This keynote teaches how to select only the most valuable ideas and how to execute them effortlessly.

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