Greg McKeown (author)

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Greg McKeown
Greg McKeown
Greg McKeown in 2014
Born1977 (age 41–42)
London, England
EducationBrigham Young University (B.A., Communications)
Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA)
OccupationLeadership/management consultant, Writer, and Public Speaker
HonorsYoung Global Leaders Inductee
Academic work
InstitutionsStanford University
Websitegregmckeown.com

Greg McKeown (born 1977 in London, England) is an author, public speaker,[1] leadership and business strategist,[2] and New York Times Bestselling Author.[3][4] In 2012, The World Economic Forum inducted McKeown into the Forum of Young Global Leaders.[5] His most recent bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,[6] (Crown Business, April 2014),[7] is a business and self-leadership book that discusses how to figure out what is essential, how to eliminate what's nonessential and how to make it as effortless as possible to do what really matters.[8][9]

Career[edit]

McKeown earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business[10] after studying communications and journalism at Brigham Young University.[11]

McKeown is the founder and CEO of McKeown, Inc., a leadership and strategy design agency based in California.[12] Prior to founding THIS, Inc., McKeown worked for Heidrick & Struggles' Global Leadership Practice.[13]

Author[edit]

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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]

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]

Personal life[edit]

Originally from London, England, McKeown now lives in California with his wife, Anna, and their four children.

Bibliography[edit]

Books authored or coauthored by McKeown
  • McKeown, Greg (2014), Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, Crown Business, ISBN 978-0-80413-738-6
  • ——; Wiseman, Liz (2010), Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, Harper Business, ISBN 978-0-06266-3-078

See also[edit]

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, https://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2014-05-04/advice-how-to-and-miscellaneous/list.html
  4. ^ Hardcover Business July 2010 https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703724104575379623580204334
  5. ^ "Rodgers, R, BYU alum announced as a Young Global Leader of 2012." The Universe. March 2012.
  6. ^ Culver, Hugh. "Book Review: Essentialism by Greg McKeown". Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  7. ^ Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Crown Business. April 2014.
  8. ^ HuffPost Live, retrieved 3 September 2015
  9. ^ Dallas Morning News, To Get the Most Out of Life Do Less, Cheryl Hall, February 10, 2015
  10. ^ Degree received in 2008. See Insights by Stanford Business, Pursue Only What is Essential, Steve Fyffe, February 10, 2014
  11. ^ The Digital Universe, Marriott School Closing Banquet, Carla Da Silva, March 28, 2013
  12. ^ "Menlo Park's Greg McKeown Named Young Global Leader". The Almanac. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  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 3 September 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 3 September 2015.
  20. ^ "Greg McKeown Opens Up About Al Gore Getting Personal". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  21. ^ "Press Release: Greg McKeown Tabbed As P2 ASCEND Keynote Speaker". P2 Energy Solutions. 13 October 2014.
  22. ^ July 26, 2014 NPR lessons in Essentialism
  23. ^ White, Martha (27 June 2014). "Leaning In, Burning Out, and the Humblebrag". NBC. Retrieved 2 September 2015.

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