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$10,000 to $15,000
BOOK BEN CASNOCHA
SPEAKING FEE RANGE*
$10,000 to $15,000
Book Ben Casnocha
- As founder of a successful CRM software company in his teens, Casnocha has been named a top young American entrepreneur and one of the top trendsetters in the human resources industry.
- Casnocha is a leading expert on hiring and retaining millennials and how the four generations currently in the workforce can work together for peak productivity.
- An entrepreneur himself, Casnocha knows what it takes to start and run a business, and is an expert at helping others market themselves.
- Casnocha is the author of The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career, the go-to guide on how to thrive professionally in the modern world.
Only in his teens when he founded his first company, Ben Casnocha has been named a top young American entrepreneur by BusinessWeek, and one of the top trendsetters in the human resources industry by HR Magazine. This Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur, author, and executive focuses on the future of work as it pertains to millennials, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking.
As a young teen, Casnocha founded Comcate, a software company that provides CRM solutions to local governments and online journalism properties. By the time he was 20, the company was serving hundreds of clients and had more than a dozen employees. In addition to being a technology entrepreneur and consulting with companies about HR issues, he recently served as chief of staff for the LinkedIn chairman’s office. He also is an advisor to Wasabi Ventures and a mentor for Techstars, a start-up incubator.
Casnocha has authored three books, including The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age(which he co-authored with LinkedIn chairman Reid Hoffman and entrepreneur Chris Yeh)and The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career (also co-authored with Hoffman). This second book has been translated into a dozen languages and become the go-to guide on how to thrive professionally in the modern world. He has written for a range of publications, including NPR’s Marketplace and Newsweek, and is active on his blog, which focuses on current affairs, books, entrepreneurship, careers and technology.
“He was phenomenal. I must have had 30 people come up to me and say ‘what a refreshing speaker’. He was just phenomenal. He had four great points and he talked from the heart. We were so happy, I would definitely recommend him.”
— Anne Mathison, University of Wisconsin Continuing Ed / Adult Learning Program
“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!”
— Malina Jacobowitz, Society for Human Resource Management India
“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.”
— Scott Druck, Oxford Strategic Consulting
“I’m delighted to report that the Strategy Conference was a blast! Ben did a 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!”
— Renee Sumby, Society for Human Resource Management
“Ben Casnocha is a dynamic and engaging speaker. After he spoke at our HR summit, we received a ton of great feedback on him. One of our audience members wants to hire him already! He presented multiple concepts to HR leaders on how to engage employees in today’s marketplace. Ben’s message is thought-provoking and encourages HR Professionals to challenge themselves to transform their organizations to attract and retain top performers. I highly recommend Ben as a keynote!”
— Teri Harrell, Dancik International
Ben Casnocha believes entrepreneurship is more a life idea than a business idea. That’s why he’s not a full-time speaker; he thinks it’s important to live in the world and experience the things most people experience on a day-to-day basis so his message resonates with those working in the real world. As “one of America’s top young entrepreneurs” (according to BusinessWeek), his background uniquely qualifies him to deliver keynotes about hiring and retaining entrepreneurs, and how to work with millennials.
In his presentations, Casnocha strives to inspire his audiences by describing his own entrepreneurial journey and why he’s optimistic about the future, while providing real, practical and substantive ideas on how to improve. He says the ultimate goal is to help change the life of one person, and for that to have ripple effects that changes the lives of others.
1. The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Network Age
According to Casnocha, the employer-employee relationship is broken. Managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: They can’t afford to offer lifetime employment, but they can’t build a lasting, innovative business when everyone acts like a free agent. He tells audiences to stop thinking about employees as family or free agents, and to 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.
2. 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 you career. This is a bold presentation on thriving in a world where every professional must be the entrepreneur of his or her own life.
3. 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.
The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age
Introducing the new, realistic loyalty pact between employer and employee. The employer-employee relationship is broken, and managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: the old model of guaranteed long-term employment no longer works in a business environment defined by continuous change, but neither does a system in which every employee acts like a free agent. The solution? Stop thinking of employees as either family or as free agents. Think of them instead as allies.