Greg McKeown (author)

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Greg McKeown
Greg McKeown
Greg McKeown in 2014
Born 1977 in London, England
Education B.A. in Communications from Brigham Young University and MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business
Occupation Leadership/management consultant, Writer, and Public Speaker
Honors Inducted into the Forum of Young Global Leaders
Website http://gregmckeown.com/
Greg McKeown

Greg McKeown (born in London, England, in 1977) is a public speaker,[1] leadership and business consultant,[2] and an author.[3][4] He is the founder and CEO of THIS, Inc., a leadership and strategy design agency based in Silicon Valley.[5] In 2012, The World Economic Forum inducted McKeown into the Forum of Young Global Leaders.[6]

His most recent project, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,[7] (Crown Business, April 2014),[8] is a business and self-help book that discusses how to lead a more meaningful and successful life.[9][10]

McKeown earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business[11] after studying communications and journalism at Brigham Young University.[12]

Originally from England, he is now an American citizen, living in Menlo Park, California. Prior to founding THIS, Inc., Greg worked for Heidrick & Struggles' Global Leadership Practice.[13]

Author[edit]

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Greg McKeown is the author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,[14] and co-author (with Liz Wiseman) of the Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.[15] He is also a blogger for the Harvard Business Review[16] and LinkedIn’s Influencers Group.[17][18]

Public Speaker[edit]

Greg Mckeown speaks on how to live and lead as an Essentialist.[19][better source needed] In 2014, McKeown interviewed Al Gore at the Annual Conference of the World Economic Forum[20] in Davos, Switzerland, and received an invitation from the Crown Prince of Norway, Haakon, to speak at his Annual Innovation Conference.[21]

McKeown has been interviewed on television and radio shows including NPR's All Things Considered[22] and NBC.[23]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ SXSW March 2014 http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP19151
  2. ^ PCMA Convene, Do You Need More Jomo in Your Life, Barbara Palmer Dec. 29, 2014
  3. ^ Number 7 May 2014, http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2014-05-04/advice-how-to-and-miscellaneous/list.html
  4. ^ Hardcover Business July 2010 http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703724104575379623580204334
  5. ^ "Menlo Park's Greg McKeown Named Young Global Leader". The Almanac. 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2015-09-02. 
  6. ^ "Rodgers, R, BYU alum announced as a Young Global Leader of 2012." The Universe. March 2012.
  7. ^ Culver, Hugh. "Book Review: Essentialism by Greg McKeown". Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  8. ^ Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Crown Business. April 2014.
  9. ^ HuffPost Live, retrieved 2015-09-03 
  10. ^ Dallas Morning News, To Get the Most Out of Life Do Less, Cheryl Hall, February 10, 2015
  11. ^ Degree received in 2008. See Insights by Stanford Business, Pursue Only What is Essential, Steve Fyffe, February 10, 2014
  12. ^ The Digital Universe, Marriott School Closing Banquet, Carla Da Silva, March 28, 2013
  13. ^ Foothill College, Author Series, Oct. 20, 2011
  14. ^ Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Crown Business. April 2014.
  15. ^ Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter Harper Business, 2010.
  16. ^ Bariso, Justin. "Want to be Smarter, More Productive, and Laugh More?". Inc. Magazine. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  17. ^ Levo, Office Hours with Greg McKeown, Interview by Freyan Billimoria, Director of Strategic Partnerships
  18. ^ "Greg McKeown Influencer". LinkedIn. 
  19. ^ McKeown, Greg. "Why Innovating Means Eliminating Much of What We Have Just Created". Fast Company. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Greg McKeown Opens Up About Al Gore Getting Personal". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Press Release: Greg McKeown Tabbed As P2 ASCEND Keynote Speaker". P2 Energy Solutions. 2014-10-13. 
  22. ^ July 26, 2014 NPR lessons in Essentialism
  23. ^ White, Martha (2014-06-27). "Leaning In, Burning Out, and the Humblebrag". NBC. Retrieved 2015-09-02. 

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