co-founder of Fast Company magazine, which changed everything.
He is currently working on Blue Letter, a new project to use social
intelligence to change the world's business conversation.
Gupta was co-founder of The Daily Jolt and Managing Editor
of changethis.com. When he was ten, he built a working time machine.
He is currently working on his next start-up. (www.amitgupta.com).
T. Armstrong is a professional actress, singer and
storyteller. She also writes and directs for the theatre.
She is a Teaching Artist and curriculum consultant for Arts-in-Education
Cone has been called the "mother" of cause marketing.
Her first experience with social issues was at Brandeis during the
1970 national student strike. She sat in but didn't burn any
buildings. She is the founder of Cone, Inc, in Boston (www.coneinc.com)
Meyer is the co-author of the best-seller Blur and
the pathbreaking It's Alive, which presents our best understanding
of how biological principles apply to management. He has recently
become Chief Executive of Monitor Networks, a venture designed to
improve the mobility of human capital. (www.themonitornetworks.com)
H. Pink is the bestselling author of Free Agent Nation
and A Whole New Mind. Earlier in his career
he wrote speeches for Al Gore and dug pit latrines in Botswana,
though not at the same time. (www.danpink.com)
Balter is the founder of BzzAgent and openly admits his addiction
to all things Word-of-Mouth. He is co-author of the upcoming
book Grapevine. (www.bzzagent.com)
Debiase has Dean DeBiase has run Fortune 500 subsidiaries
and several innovative companies, including Autoweb - which he took
public and merged with Autobytel, and Imagination Network - which
he sold to AOL. He's the co-founder of Startup Partners and Remakablize,
and developing a new book, Reboot Your Organization. (remarkabalize.com
Sturgess is the VP of Innovation at GlaxoSmithKline. She
knows a lot about marketing consumer brands, like toothpaste, and
what it takes to bring something great to market. Donna transmits
creative energy! (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Kawasaki evangelized the Macintosh into success and is a
bestselling author of several books, including The Art of the
Start. He's also a successful speaker and venture capitalist.
Row is Editorial and Community Director for Fast Company.
He hopes to meet you some day. (www.fastcompany.com)
Huba is co-author of the bestseller Creating Customer
Evangelists. She is a respected speaker and consultant. (www.churchofthecustomer.com)
Novogratz is the founder of the Acumen Fund. She is in the
vanguard of changing the way we look at helping the developing world
become part of the global marketplace. (www.acumenfund.org)
Gouliard is Vice President of Packaging Development at General
Mills and former Wizard of WOW! at Coca-Cola. He leads
the team that launched a new package format for kids' yogurt - along
the way creating a hundred million dollar brand called GoGurt that
dominates the category today. (www.genmills.com)
Anixter was Managing Director of the Tom Peters Company and
is now Director of Brand Experience at LAGA, where she consults,
writes and speaks about brands, inside and out. She is also the
co-founder of remarkabalize.com. (www.laga.com)
Carroll was an evangelist at Nike and now runs his own consulting
firm, The Katalyst Consultancy. Kevin teaches people how to play
again. He is the author of Rules of the Red Rubber Ball, Find
and Sustain Your Life's Work. (www.katalystconsultancy.com)
Gansky was co-founder of GNN the first commercial website.
VP of Internet Stuff at AOL, then co-founder of Ofoto. Now, freshly
departed Kodak/Ofoto she's focusing on www.dosmargaritas.org
, Get Active Software & Simo Health. Lisa's a self-declared
Gordon is the creator of the wildly successful 52®
activity decks. She is also an inventor, author, and nonprofit founder.
Gladwell is a writer for the New Yorker and the
author of The Tipping Point and Blink. His books
have sold far more than a million copies. (www.gladwell.com)
Benioff is the founder of salesforce.com. He is well-respected
for integrating social responsibility into his company. (www.salesforce.com)
Hart is a half-funky and half-corporate architect who matches
business plans with space requirements. she and her partner live
like shoemaker's children, in a big old brownstone in Baltimore
under constant renovation –- with their own hammers! (www.azimuthgroup.com)
Cuban is owner of the NBA Mavericks, founder of Broadcast.com
(which he sold to Yahoo for billions of dollars), Hdnet.com and
a successful speaker and TV personality.
LaBarre is a business journalist, explorer and pattern recognizer.
She has three questions: What makes the most vital organizations
tick? How do the highest-impact people work? And who has the most
fun in the process? She was senior editor of Fast Company
magazine from the early days and is currently working on a book
called Mavericks at Work (forthcoming from William Morrow).
Phelon is leading the movement to eradicate customer abuse.
Her firm The Phelon Group helps mega technology companies leverage
their customer relationships as assets rather than commodities.
Rothenberg is the director of intellectual capital at Booz
Allen Hamilton. The firm's former chief marketing officer, he is
a columnist for Advertising Age magazine, a former media and marketing
reporter for The New York Times, and the author of Where
the Suckers Moon: The Life and Death of an Advertising Campaign.
Maxwell is President of onramp Branding and made the world
safe for preppies by starting the advertising design and photography
departments at Polo Ralph Lauren. He does his most important work
with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (www.onrampbranding.com)
Williams is one of the bestselling computer book authors
ever. The Little Mac Book is widely regarded as the classic
of the genre. Her latest book is about Shakespeare's true identity.
Waters is the person who turned Target Stores into a style
mecca. She now runs her own consulting firm. Her new book The
Trendmaster's Guide: Get a Jump on What Your Customer Wants
Next comes out this year. (www.rwtrend.com)
Godin is the author of seven books that have been bestsellers
around the world, including three New York Times bestsellers.
He insists that he is naturally bald. (www.sethgodin.com)
Manners is the editor of Cool News of the Day, the
most influential marketing newsletter online. You really should
get a free subscription. (www.reveries.com
Kelley is General Manager at IDEO, a red-hot center for design
and innovation. He swore The Art of Innovation would
be “absolutely, positively” the only book he'd ever
write. His next one comes out later this year. (www.ideo.com)
Peters is the bestselling business book author of all time.
He has reinvented and reimagined the way we work. Tom is the reason
the rest of us get to write. (www.tompeters.com)
Godin is the President of HARD Manufacturing, the world's
largest fabricator of hospital cribs. He is not the founder of this
129 year old company. He has received numerous honors for his work
with community organizations in Buffalo, NY. (www.hardmfg.com)