Speakers & Authorities

Happy 100th Birthday, Harvard Business Review!

HBR spotlights the work of the world’s most transformative management thinkers who are helping organizations…

Winning Strategies for Tackling Supply Chain Disruptions

Veteran practitioner and Harvard Business School Professor Willy Shih helps organizations streamline systems so they…

We Have Entered the Exponential Age. What Does That Mean for Your Company’s Future?

Award-winning author, investor and tech guru Azeem Azhar, founder of Exponential View, helps leaders strategically…

What Leaders Can Learn From the World’s Most Successful Investors

In his new book, “Richer, Wiser, Happier,” bestselling author William Green reveals how iconic figures…

To Achieve Long-term Growth, Digitally Savvy Boards and Executives Make All The Difference

Renowned MIT digital strategist Peter Weill helps organizations exponentially scale business so they can sustain…

10 Stern Clients Land on the 2021 Thinkers50 List Including the World’s #1 Management Thinker Amy Edmondson

We couldn’t be prouder to represent these transformative thinkers whose work continues to positively impact…

Shifting to a Digital Culture? Make Sure It’s Human Centered

Renowned digital transformation strategist and future of work expert David De Cremer guides firms through…

How Well Is Your Organization Competing in the Age of AI?

Harvard professor Marco Iansiti says transitioning to an AI-first operating model is the best long-term…

To What Extent is Climate Change an Existential Threat?

Renowned theoretical physicist Steven E. Koonin, author of the bestselling new book "Unsettled", helps us…

Reality Check: Companies That Don’t Go Digital Won’t Survive

Babson Professor Tom Davenport positions companies for long-term growth by helping them build future-ready, data-driven…

Measuring the Cost of Your New Workplace Model

Stanford University economist and veteran remote work researcher Nicholas Bloom helps companies pick a workplace…

How the Geopolitics of Oil and Energy Will Shape Our Future

In "The New Map," Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Yergin explains how a shifting geopolitical landscape…

To Earn Customer and Employee Loyalty, Proactively Cultivate Trust

Harvard Business School Professor Sandra J. Sucher’s new book is the executive’s essential guide to…

Robots Are Enhancing the Way We Work and Live. Here’s How.

Pioneering robotics developer Henny Admoni teaches organizations how to create efficiencies with human-centered assistive machines.

The Good News About Trust: You Can Cultivate It

Co-authors of the new book “The Power of Trust” advise leaders on ways to proactively…

How the Study of Space is Improving Life on Earth

Ariel Ekblaw, director of the MIT Space Exploration Initiative, offers businesses and governments a window…

How to Beat Hackers at Their Own Game

Globally recognized cybersecurity expert Kristin Judge helps organizations preemptively protect their data, customers and reputations.

Top Experts Help Firms Prepare for Unpredictable Future

To rebuild economies, decision makers in every sector must address issues around global trade, leadership…

Beyond the Election: Renewing Our Country’s Original Promises

As CEO of New America, renowned thought leader Anne-Marie Slaughter says a system overhaul requires…

Summer Reads: New Books to Spark Business and Your Imagination

These fascinating perspectives from today’s most innovative thinkers are brimming with ideas for business and…

Powerful Voices Helping Leaders Navigate Disruption

Brilliant, Bono, Romer and Webb are bound by a commitment to safely and logically shepherd…

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Value of the Digital Economy

In Harvard Business Review, Erik Brynjolfsson seeks to answer a surprisingly difficult question: how much…

How Can We Build AI Without Endangering Society?

AI poses challenges for our core values. These four experts teach how to factor ethical…

To Remain Relevant, Tap the New Power of Your Members

Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms reveal how to redefine what “association” means to the next…

Learning for a Living: The Brave New World of Leadership

The future of work demands we learn more—at work. INSEAD’s Gianpiero Petriglieri helps leaders make…

Leaders, It’s Time to Think Outside the Building

Rosabeth Moss Kanter believes the greatest future breakthroughs will come from an unconventional mindset and…

Vision 2020: 9 Leadership Lessons for an Unpredictable Future

These Stern Speakers offer inspiring insights and actionable advice for leading your organization into the…

Challenging the Culture: A New Mindset for Auditors and Corporate Boards

Low public trust in corporate governance threatens the future of capitalism. Fixing it requires building…

3 Reasons Your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy Has Failed

Courtney D. Cogburn’s methods change conversations about racism and bias, and help companies develop strategies…

The Truth About Corruption: We’re Addressing the Wrong Problem

In a viral TED Talk, Efosa Ojomo makes a compelling case for innovation — and…

How to Build a Culture of Workplace Learning

Future of work and learning expert Kelly Palmer shows businesses how to better train employees…

10 Stern Experts Nominated for Thinkers50 Award

Transform your business strategy with the work of these exceptional thought leaders.

How to Build an Emotionally Powerful Brand

“Follow the Feeling,” a new book by marketing expert Kai D. Wright, shows you how…

4 Books You Need to Read This Summer

Whether you’re traveling the world or growing your business, level up with these top new…

How Big Companies Can Innovate Like Startups with Gary Pisano

On episode 23 of the Minds Worth Meeting podcast, Harvard’s Gary Pisano argues that big…

5 Insightful Keynotes: A Spotlight on TED Talks

From innovation to AI and life planning, these TED speakers offer fresh perspectives on the…

The Transformative Power of Market-Creating Innovations with Efosa Ojomo

In this episode of the MWM podcast, Efosa Ojomo reveals how businesses can tap into…

Technology in Health Care: New Insights

How is technology transforming health care? With robots, wearables and digital tools.

Redeeming Ruins and the Future of Architecture with Dan Barasch

In this episode of Minds Worth Meeting, Dan Barasch reveals how innovative designs can revive…

How to Navigate the Future of Education

From declining college enrollment to STEAM education’s AI boost, education is experiencing great challenges –…

4 Women Changing the Way We Think About Innovation

Stern Speakers’ roster includes women who address innovation – from building dynamic companies to reforming…

These Women Tech Speakers Are Rewriting the Rules of Innovation

Concerned about the future? Consider one of these 13 female trailblazers for your next meeting.

6 Essential Business Books for 2019

Our clients aren’t just in the news. They are the news.

How to Create Global Prosperity Through Innovation

In their book, Clay Christensen, Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon show how businesses can generate…

How to Design an Opportunity City

In a TEDx presentation, innovation and design expert Larry Keeley reveals a new perspective on…

Want to Lead? You Need to Read! 4 Books to Gift This Holiday Season

2018 was a rollercoaster ride for business. These four books are sure to put your…

How to Use Big Data to Maximize Growth

Ben Waber shows organizations how to measure productivity and culture through data collection and use…

How Much Does Your Life Matter to a Self-Driving Car?

As Uber seeks to resume testing self-driving cars on the road seven months after one…

Practical Ways to Overcome the Barriers of Transformation

What are the biggest obstacles to driving your company’s transformation? Too often, leaders think of…

What Happens When Big Data Meets AI?

In the very near future, robots will be able to fully perform key tasks and…

This is How Technology Will Revolutionize Education and Business

Inequality negatively impacts communities and employers alike. Although many point to the “skills gap” there…

Innovative Opportunities for the Future of Food

With the holiday season in full swing, minds often turn to family gatherings, festive parties…

Big Companies Can Master Innovation. Here’s How.

What is the biggest obstacle to large companies innovating and disrupting their industries? It may…

Your Business Is Missing Out On This Technology

What should our devices – smart phones, watches and the like ­– do for us?…

This Is How Thousands of People Hacked Work/Life Success

The common assumption about success is that it requires choosing between one’s career and personal…

How to Win Power and Influence in Our Chaotic, Connected Age

In the bestselling book “New Power,” Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms offer a remarkable new…

The Surprising Advantage of AI at Work

M. Ehsan Hoque develops practical AI to boost social skills in the workplace, preparing you…

Technology is Widening the Skills Gap. Here’s How to Bridge It.

A report by McKinsey indicates that 62 percent of executives believe they will need to…

The Truth About Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains

Blockchain and cryptocurrency expert Neha Narula explains the high-tech future of this new technology.

How to Prepare Your Company for High-Tech Security Threats

New to Stern: Security expert Betsy Cooper guides organizations through technological change to craft strategies…

How to Unlock the Power of Innovative Inquiry

In a new book, leadership expert Hal Gregersen reveals how asking better questions will solve…

Everything You Need to Know to Survive the Future

NEW to Stern: Joi Ito reveals why understanding technology isn’t enough. You need a whole…

Making Sense of the Ethics and Impact of AI

NEW to Stern: Iyad Rahwan ventures into the moral dimensions of AI, helping businesses harness…

3 Workshops That Will Make You a More Effective Leader

Leadership is an all-encompassing challenge. These sessions will help turn problems into opportunities for personal…

Back to School: STEM Education Gets a Facelift

Engineer, roboticist and AI expert Dr. Ayanna Howard grooms the next generation of scientists to…

Is Only Focusing on Shareholder Value Bad for Business?

Rebecca Henderson prescribes an agenda for reforming corporate governance to build a stronger, more sustainable…

Is Telepathy Tech the Next World-Changing Innovation?

NEW to Stern: Mary Lou Jepsen has already made an impact on consumer electronics and…

6 Essential Books to Read This Fall

To transform business and society, update your library with this list of thought leaders’ published…

How to Put Storytelling at the Heart of Your Marketing Strategy

Animator and professional storyteller Andrew Gordon argues a culture of creativity is what distinguishes powerful,…

The Revolutionary Potential of “Creative AI”

New to Stern: Gil Weinberg’s robot musicians aren’t just entertaining. They’re transforming everything we know…

How to Dominate in the Digital Age by Reinventing Your Business Model

In an updated version of his acclaimed book, Mark Johnson shows companies how to capture…

The Key to Design Is Lifestyle, Not Just Convenience

Beth Altringer shows that creating products people want depends on understanding needs and desirability.

How to Embrace the Challenge of Change – And Build a Growth Company

NEW to Stern: Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis challenges convention in an endlessly disruptive international…

Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together

Thomas Malone’s new book shows organizations how people and computers can accomplish far more together…

The “Internet of Things” is Getting More Dangerous – Here’s How to Better Secure It

In a New York Times editorial, Jonathan Zittrain offers preemptive solutions to the potential hacking…

PBS’ “NOVA Wonders” Reveals the Latest Advances in Science and Technology

AI expert Rana el Kaliouby explores the marvels of modern science as co-host of PBS’…

How to Innovate at the Frontiers of Knowledge

NEW to Stern: Neuroengineer Ed Boyden is changing the way we understand the human brain…

How Can Agribusiness Meet the Demand for Meat?

NEW to Stern: Cellular biology trailblazer Isha Datar is inventing the future of food.

Technology + Biology = The Face of the Next IT Industry

New to Stern: Biotech executive Andrew Hessel is programming life. And every industry will be…

Will We Ever Trust Self-Driving Cars?

Autonomous vehicles can still be the future. But only if their makers understand the importance…

Can Zuckerberg Rescue Facebook…And Our Privacy?

Jonathan Zittrain explains how Facebook can recover public trust and build a new model of…

Choose to Win: Tackle Your Strategy Challenge Head On

Roger Martin doesn’t just make good strategy possible; he makes it simple, practical and fun.

Robots at Home and at Work? This is How Organizations Can Reap the Rewards

In an interview for Forbes, robotics designer extraordinaire Dr. Ayanna Howard illuminates how robots can…

The Right Way for Entrepreneurial Leaders to Cultivate Harmony Between Work and Life

Stew Friedman offers a practical framework to bring harmony to your busy life and improve…

Must-see Speakers at the SXSW 2018 Conference

Many Stern Speakers clients join the festival that merges the arts, business, politics and technology.

Questions (Not Answers) Are The Key To Innovation

In a society that seeks answers to problems, Hal Gregersen reveals the creative power of…

Building the Bridge of Trust: Deciphering the New Psychology of Social Media

Media psychologist and trust expert Jeff Hancock reveals how technology is changing the way we…

Emerging from the Prosperity Paradox: The Future of Latin America’s Development

Efosa Ojomo offers the key to creating prosperity in developing nations.

Rediscovering Our Humanity Through Virtual Reality

VR is the next technological game-changer. Jeremy Bailenson's new book reveals how it will revolutionize…

Minds Worth Meeting Episode 13: How Problem-Led Leadership is Changing the World with Hal Gregersen

Minds Worth Meeting converses with leadership expert and MIT professor Hal Gregersen, who discusses problem-led…

Virtual Reality is Not a Fad: It’s a Revolution in the Making

VR is the new frontier of human experience. VR pioneer Jeremy Bailenson’s new book explains…

These Industries Can Benefit From Emotion AI Right Now

It is inevitable that artificial intelligence will play an increasingly important role in our lives.…

A Radical Strategy for Improving the Nation’s Health

In his latest research, Clay Christensen uses his “Jobs to Be Done” framework tackle America’s…

3 Lessons Learned from the Strategyzer Methodology

Stern Strategy Group Senior Vice President Tara Baumgarten reveals how Alex Osterwalder made her a…

This Is What Happens When Robots Raise Our Kids

Social psychologist Dr. Sherry Turkle has spent her academic career analyzing the effects of technology…