Simon Sinek

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Simon Sinek
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Sinek, TEDx Maastricht 2011
Born (1973-10-09) October 9, 1973 (age 43)
Wimbledon, England
Occupation Author, motivational speaker
Notable works Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Simon O. Sinek (born October 9, 1973) is a British/American author, motivational speaker and marketing consultant. [1] He is the author of three books including the 2009 best seller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (2009).[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Sinek was born in Wimbledon, England and as a child lived in Johannesburg, London and Hong Kong before settling in the US. He graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest in 1991.[2] He studied law at London's City University and received a BA in cultural anthropology from Brandeis University.[3]

Career[edit]

Sinek began his career at the New York ad agencies, Euro RSCG and Ogilvy & Mather.[3] He later launched his own business, Sinek Partners.[3] His talk How Great Leaders Inspire Action is listed as the third most popular TED presentation of all time.[4][5] In October 2009, he published his book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.[6] His second book called, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t appeared on the best seller lists of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.[3] His third book is called Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration.[7][5]

He teaches graduate classes in strategic communication at Columbia University.[8] Sinek has consulted with several large corporations including Disney, Microsoft, Pfizer and the US Military.[3]

Books[edit]

  • Sinek, Simon (2009). Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. ISBN 978-1591846444. 
  • Sinek, Simon (2014). Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. ISBN 978-1591845324. 
  • Sinek, Simon (2016). Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration. ISBN 978-1591847854. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Keith Rogers (Feb 26, 2011). "Air Force helping hone new corps of leaders: Training to help hone new corps of leaders". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ International Inspirational Speaker and Author Simon Sinek Returns to NVD, Northern Valley Regional High School District. Accessed February 15, 2013
  3. ^ a b c d e Maxwell, Chris (Jan 6, 2017). "Simon Sinek: To grow your business, let go". Director. Retrieved Jan 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ TED (2015-01-05). "The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time". ted.com. Retrieved 2015-01-05. Number 3: Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action 
  5. ^ a b Koji, David (2016-12-08). "An Inspiring Discussion With Simon Sinek About Learning Your 'Why'". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2017-01-12. 
  6. ^ "Top 25: What corporate America is reading, December 2011". Kansas City Star. 2012-01-12. [dead link]
  7. ^ Schawbel, Dan (Sep 13, 2016). "Simon Sinek". Forbes. Retrieved Jan 12, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Simon Sinek Biography and articles". Huffington Post. 

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