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Peter Ueberroth (Exclusively WSB)

Peter Ueberroth tells audiences what he's learned about achieving success and making a difference. From his experiences in business and sports, encompassing the 1984 Olympic Games, Major League Baseball and his career as one of America's premier investors in business and philanthropists, the lesson is clear - nothing can stop a committed group of people from making a positive change in the companies they work for and the communities they live in.

The greatest change in the near future will be the rate of change itself—it is accelerating. In this enlightening, energetic, entertaining and educational session, global futurist Jack Uldrich will share the content from his forthcoming book, Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Yourself Against Tomorrow’s Transformational Trends, Today, and outline the 10 trends transforming the world of tomorrow, as well as identify a series of concrete actions industry leaders can take today to future-proof themselves and their customers against “the tides of tomorrow.”

The pace of technological change is accelerating. Today’s organizations are living in a world where “constant change is the only constant.” New advances in biotechnology, nanotechnology and information technology are bringing forth exciting and unexpected discoveries every day, while the expansive and growing power of the Internet, social networking and the open-source movement are fueling the fires which threaten to consume much of today’s existing business landscape.

Lifelong learning will obviously be more essential than ever in this chaotic and churning environment; but often lost in this new emerging reality of exponential change is the fact that before an organization can seize tomorrow’s opportunities, it must first unlearn old, obsolete knowledge as well as unlearn the old ways of doing business.

In this fascinating, informative, entertaining, interactive and enlightening presentation, noted global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich—who has been hailed by BusinessWeek as “America’s Chief Unlearning Officer”—will not only explain why unlearning is a critical skill for your company or an organization’s employees, he will also demonstrate how unlearning can help:

  • Successfully navigate a future where the pace of scientific and technological knowledge is doubling every seven years;
  • Prepare for competition that doesn’t yet exist; and
  • Seize opportunities which are, today, only on the periphery of their imagination.

Based on his book of the same name, author and presidential historian, Mark K. Updegrove, the former director of the LBJ Presidential Library, explores the enduring, often surprising legacy of the 36th president, the enigmatic Lyndon Baines Johnson. Playing a series of taped telephone conversations from LBJ’s administration, the audience will hear LBJ in rare, intimate moments that shed light on his consequential presidency: partnering with Martin Luther King, Jr., on seminal civil rights legislation; expressing his anguish about the Vietnam War with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara; bolstering the spirits of Jacqueline Kennedy in the wake of her husband’s assassination, which propelled Johnson into the Oval Office. The audience will get a revealing sense of LBJ’s bigger-than-life personality, passion for reform, and uncanny knack for getting things done—often through bipartisanship lacking in today’s Washington.

Drawing on meetings and exclusive interviews with six U.S. presidents author and presidential historian, Mark K. Updegrove, examines the lessons in character and leadership he has derived from Gerald R. Ford (Integrity), Jimmy Carter (Philanthropy), Ronald Reagan (Humor), George H.W. Bush (Humility), Bill Clinton (Tenacity), George W. Bush (Compassion), and Barack Obama (Equanimity). Updegrove looks at how each man, overcoming inherent flaws in his nature and setbacks in his administration, drew on the best aspects of his character to contribute to his legacy. Accompanied by photographs and short clips from interviews, this hopeful and entertaining speech provides leadership lessons that apply to any profession, inspiring us to find the best in ourselves to make our own marks.

Based on his book of the same name, author and presidential historian, Mark K. Updegrove, tells the intimate, untold story of the relationship between the forty-first and forty-third Presidents, the most consequential father-son relationship in American history—and only the second father-son pair to achieve the presidency. Using material garnered through exclusive access to and extensive interviews with both Bush Presidents, Updegrove dispels misconceptions about their relationship while exploring their influences and perspectives on each other’s presidencies and their views on family, public service, and America’s role in the world.

One day in early 2015, Elon Musk called Tim Urban on the phone. He told Urban he liked his blog Wait But Why, and asked Urban if he’d consider doing some writing about the industries he’s involved in with his companies Tesla and SpaceX. Urban accepted the offer and went on to write four epic blog posts that Vox’s David Roberts called “the meatiest, most fascinating, most satisfying posts I’ve read in ages.” While the first three posts dug into the full story with Musk and his companies, in the final post, Urban brought together six months of thinking, writing and talking to Musk and his staff that got to the core of the question, “Why is Elon Musk able to be so successful?” Urban believes it’s not Musk’s intelligence or wealth or drive that separates him so far from the crowd, but rather the way he thinks. Urban compares Musk’s way of thinking to other world-changers like Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford and John Lennon in a post that explores the simple truth about what it means to be an original. Urban’s talk on the subject galvanizes audiences by leaving them with the belief that it’s fully in their power to be more original—simply by absorbing the epiphany that the world they live in was built by people no smarter than they are.

Cenk Uygur is sought the nation over to address a wide range of audiences from Fortune 500 companies, leading tech companies, universities and educational groups, to international trade associations and more. He speaks on a wide variety of topics to include but not limited to:

  • Trends Among Millennials: Millennials in the workplace, media-consuming habits, political persuasion and much more.
  • Digital Media: Trends, current status and the possible future of media.
  • Progressive Politics: On issues of campaign finance reform, partisan politics, social issues, economic matters and foreign policy.
  • Civil Rights: On police brutality cases at home, how we treat detainees and foreign citizens and how African-Americans, Latinos, Muslims and gay Americans are treated in this country. Their different issues and ways to resolve them.
  • Religion: As a former Muslim and well-known atheist, Cenk Uygur has a unique perspective on religion as well as Muslim-American civil rights.
  • Small Business Owner: From starting his media business out of his living room 13 years ago to now employing 55­60 people, The Young Turks is the #1 digital news show in the world, beating CNN (#4) and ABC News (#3) among many others. How did Cenk build a David-like organization with very little capital that took down the Goliaths of old media?

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