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Ben Casnocha

Entrepreneur; Co-Author of The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age

Bio

Speaker Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur and author from Silicon Valley. BusinessWeek named him”one of America’s top young entrepreneurs,” while PoliticsOnline called him one of the “25 most influential people in the world of internet and politics.” The co-author of both the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career, and the newly released title, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age,  Casnocha speaks about entrepreneurship and the future of work, and empowers all who hear him to take control of their professional trajectory.  +

Casnocha is a technology entrepreneur who founded Comcate, Inc., a leading e-government software company, when he was just 14 years old. He also incubates and advises internet entrepreneurs at Wasabi Ventures. He recently served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman at LinkedIn.

He has written for Newsweek, the American Enterprise Institute, NPR’s “Marketplace” and the U.S. State Department, and dozens of media outlets have covered his work including CNN, Charlie Rose, and The Economist. Human Resources magazine named him one of the top trendsetters in the talent industry for the year 2015 and BusinessWeek named him “one of America’s top young entrepreneurs.”

Casnocha’s book, The Start-Up of You, is co-authored with Linkedin founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, while The Alliance is co-authored with Hoffman and Chris Yeh, and based on their Harvard Business Review article, “Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact.”

An accomplished traveler and speaker, Casnocha has addressed thousands of people around the world.  --

Topics

The Alliance: How to Manage Talent in the Networked Age

The employer-employee relationship is broken. Managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: You can’t afford to offer lifetime employment. But you can’t build a lasting, innovative business when everyone acts like a free agent. The solution: Stop thinking of employees as family or free agents and start thinking of them as allies on a tour of duty.  +

Based on Ben’s recent New York Times bestselling book with Reid Hoffman, founder/chairman of LinkedIn, in this keynote he explains how to recruit, manage, and retain the entrepreneurial employees your business needs to succeed in the networked age. You’ll learn:

  • What all innovative companies do with their best employees;
  • Why it’s possible to rebuild trust and loyalty with your employees even though you can’t guarantee lifetime employment;
  • How to manage employees who seek constant career growth by defining unique “tours of duty”;
  • Why it pays to empower your employees to build their personal brands and expand their professional networks;
  • How to develop an employee value proposition that resonates with millennials

Through keynotes and interactive workshops, this is the management and business framework that will help your company generate Silicon Valley-style innovation, delivered by one of the field’s most engaging speakers.  --

The Start-Up of You: Transform Your Work and Career with Entrepreneurial Thinking

The career escalator is jammed at every level. Unemployment rates are high. Creative disruption is shaking every industry. Global competition for jobs is fierce. The employer-employee pact is over and traditional job security is a thing of the past.  + 

In a keynote based on his #1 New York Times bestselling book, Ben presents a blueprint for how to thrive in this new economic landscape. The key: learn to think and act like an entrepreneur. In other words, move up that jammed escalator by running your career like it’s a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you.

You don’t need to start your own business, but you do need to adopt the mindset and learn the skill set of entrepreneurs.

Why? Start-ups—and the entrepreneurs who run them—are nimble. They invest in themselves. They build their professional networks. They take intelligent risks. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage. These are the very same skills professionals need to get ahead in today’s fractured world of work.

In this keynote, you will learn the Silicon Valley strategies that can jump-start your career. This is a bold presentation on thriving in a world where every professional must be the entrepreneur of his or her own life.  --

Millenials at Work: Crossing the Generational Divide

Today, four generations are in the same workplace at the same time. This is unprecedented. And it introduces a host of challenges and opportunities. You can’t manage millenials the way you were managed. To bring out the best of your millennial employees, and to create a corporate culture where all generations can effectively work with each other, you need to rethink every aspect of how you recruit, manage, and retain employees.  +

Ben’s background makes him uniquely qualified to deliver this entertaining keynote: as “one of America’s top young entrepreneurs” according to BusinessWeek he speaks credibly on his own generational dynamics while also drawing upon his leading corporate experience.  --

LinkedIn and the Networked Age: What It Means and Where It’s Going

We live and work in the networked age—the social networking era is just getting started. Ben argues that “network literacy” is the new type of literacy that counts. He explains the hidden power of LinkedIn and other social media, but more importantly, provides a sophisticated perspective on how people networks shape everything we think and do—and how to leverage those networks to solve important business and career challenges.  +

He’s not another generic “social media guru.” Ben spent two years at LinkedIn in the Office of the Chairman and was named one of the “25 most influential people in the world of internet and politics” by PoliticsOnline.  --

Ben Casnocha is represented by K&M Productions. For more information, fees, Ben Cosnocha's speaking schedule and booking Ben Casnocha, contact us

What Clients are Saying

I highly recommend Ben to any organization looking for a well prepared and thought-provoking speaker to share fresh insights on how to treat their career path as a start-up company. His presentation was exactly what our audience needed to hear. Not to mention, I took down quite a few notes of my own! Ben took the time to learn about our audience’s needs and applied that to his presentation, making for a discussion of utmost relevance to our attendees. To conclude his address, he provided insightful answers to some tough questions asked in the audience Q&A period. Ben also brought a comfortable yet high-energy style to the discussing to keep us all engaged throughout the presentation.

–National Retail Federation

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I highly recommend Ben to any organization looking for a well prepared and thought-provoking speaker to share fresh insights on how to treat their career path as a start-up company. His presentation was exactly what our audience needed to hear. Not to mention, I took down quite a few notes of my own! Ben took the time to learn about our audience’s needs and applied that to his presentation, making for a discussion of utmost relevance to our attendees. To conclude his address, he provided insightful answers to some tough questions asked in the audience Q&A period. Ben also brought a comfortable yet high-energy style to the discussing to keep us all engaged throughout the presentation.

–National Retail Federation

Ben hit it out of the park. Our HR leaders are still raving about his session on the new employer-employee compact and how to recruit and manage entrepreneurial employees. We were very happy to host him at SHRM India!

–Society for Human Resource Management India

Ben Casnocha provided a viewpoint into entrepreneurial leadership that was dead on.  His keen insight into leading Generation Y workers was informational, refreshing, and inspirational.  He’s a must for those who want to understand our younger workforce.

–Center for Leadership Excellence & Economic Development

Ben delivered a dynamic, gripping and content-packed presentation that connected directly with the concerns and interests of our delegates. His presentation received excellent feedback from all quarters. Ben was a pleasure to work with throughout, being highly professional, flexible and considerate. He took special care to understand the goals of the conference, our needs as organisers and the desires of the paying delegates. Ben’s attention to this important detail was clearly evident in the overall success of his talk.

–Oxford Strategic Consulting

As a speaker, Ben is engaging, insightful and thought provoking.  He is down to earth in style and uplifting in his message.

–Western Nevada Economic Development Association

I’m delighted to report that the Strategy Conference was a blast! Ben did such a great job presenting, and to boot, signing tons of books for our attendees and staff. Recently, Ben connected with me on LinkedIn and he mentioned that many of our attendees had reached out to him as well. That’s really, really cool! Thanks for making a way for us to finally bring Ben to our conference stage!

–Society for Human Resource Management

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