Retired four-star U.S. Army general, Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
New York Times bestselling author and founder of The Chopra Foundation
Award-winning creator, writer, and executive producer of the game-changing series, Mad Men
Comedian and Comedy Central’s new host of The Daily Show
Entrepreneur and professional skateboarder
Co-founder, YouTube, and AVOS
Award-winning actress, artist, author, designer and humanitarian
Government small business ambassador, CEO, Business Woman of the Year, BBC The Apprentice
Founder and CEO, Lolly Wolly Doodle
Chief innovation officer, Bold Machines; cofounder, MakerBot Industries; leader of the DIY movement
Designer, globally recognized leader in sustainable development, and Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on the Circular Economy
Founder and CEO, Thesis Couture
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Tony Hawk built an empire out of pursuing his passion. He turned pro at 14 and quickly amassed a following, but his early success took a sudden dive when the sport of skateboarding faded. Tony didn’t give up on his dream and launched his own skateboard company, Birdhouse Skateboards. The sport’s popularity returned, and Hawk soon found himself with a wide range of endorsement deals, a video game franchise, and a worldwide fan base.
Learn how your passion and perseverance can help you grow your fan base. Tony will share how to take setbacks in stride and bounce back stronger and more popular than ever.
Chad Hurley founded YouTube in 2005 and sold it to Google in 2006. Today over 300 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute, and it is now a standard element in every successful marketing tool kit.
Hear his business story about surviving explosive growth, acquisition, and the transition to his new startup, Mixbit.
After discovering her financial situation was dire while divorcing her third husband who also served as her business manager, former Bond girl and TV’s “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” Jane Seymour reinvented her career and became an entrepreneur, starting a home décor and fashion line and most notably a jewelry line with Kay Jewelers.
Learn why you need to think beyond your initial business plan when your own business goes through a rough patch.
Tom is the chief marketing officer at Forbes. At Sage Summit this year, he's moderating three outstanding women who've overcome tough odds to achieve success.
At Forbes Media, he's responsible for Forbes’ brand marketing, sales development, and advertising. A graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, Mr. Davis lives in New York with his wife and children.
Carol is the co-host of "The Bloomberg Advantage" on Bloomberg Radio and an anchor/reporter on Bloomberg TV. This year at Sage Summit, she's talking with three innovators who put them mark on the world while making it better.
At Bloomberg, she provides in-depth coverage and analysis of major economic, business, social and cultural trends across Bloomberg's media platforms. She's an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience, Massar joined Bloomberg in 1999 covering everything from Wall Street to global economic summits. A graduate from Barnard College/Columbia University, she even delivered business news over Columbia’s radio waves.
High ratings, critical acclaim, and a spot among the greatest TV dramas of all time are things most writers dream about. Matthew Weiner has achieved this success twice—as a writer and producer on The Sopranos and as creator of Mad Men. But it didn’t come easy.
Learn how Weiner persisted to break into the industry and helped put the AMC network on the map with Mad Men after years of rejection. The game-changing show drew a strong fan base that continued to grow throughout its run with 4.6 million viewers’ tuning in for the series finale.
Trevor certainly knows how to make people laugh, most recently landing a primo hosting spot on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” He also knows how to use his multiracial background to speak literally and figuratively to different audiences (he speaks six languages). But at the core, Trevor knows how to resonate with his audience while walking a fine line with his comedy.
Learn how to relate with your fan base while still staying true to yourself and your brand. Trevor will share his experiences about growing and supporting a fan base. And he’ll probably make you laugh, too.
When it comes to economic, environmental, and social responsibility, is your business doing the right thing? William McDonough points the way toward “more good, rather than less bad” values and practices for businesses in all sectors at all scales—showing how a positive future of continuous improvement is possible now.
Not many people can say they’ve helped to create an entire industry. When he started, Bre simply wanted to make something that makes something. In less than five years, he started a 3-D printing revolution.
Hear how Bre’s passion for providing tools for people and organizations to create the world around them helped him build MakerBot into a $400 million company. Plus, he’ll share his challenges of a new and rapidly growing business and how you can apply these learnings to your own company.
“Comfortable stiletto heels” is no longer an oxymoron thanks to Dolly Singh. The founder and CEO of Thesis Couture brought together a team of experts from fashion, architecture, medicine, and engineering to reinvent the iconic stiletto to combine sexiness and comfort.
You’ll learn Dolly’s tips for swimming against the current to bring your ideas to light. And she knows what she's talking about! She previously held executive positions with SpaceX (currently valued over $10 billion) and Oculus (which was acquired by Facebook last year for $2.5 billion).
Mrs. Brady became the first female director of a football club when she took up the post at Birmingham City at the age of 23 after convincing her boss to buy the team. Her boss told her that she would have to be twice as good as a man to do that, Brady replied quickly: “Well that’s not difficult.”
Hear from the British government’s Small Business Ambassador about her adventures in publishing, sport, politics, and even TV’s The Apprentice.
When her husband became a victim of the recession in 2009, stay-at-home mom Brandi Temple started sewing clothing for her daughters and posted them on Facebook seeking feedback and possible sales. They immediately sold. Lolly Wolly Doodle had doubled its revenue every year since its inception in 2010 and brought in approximately $11 million in 2013. Today they continue steady growth while focusing on internal systems & proprietary operations to scale exponentially. How? By creating a sales and supply chain that feeds off its own social media marketing. Learn how you can apply these tools to your own business.
For over fifty years, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) has devoted his life to public service. Having held senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, Powell’s deep commitment to democratic values and freedom has been felt throughout the world.
Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 80 books translated into over 43 languages, including 22 New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories. Dr. Chopra is the founder of The Chopra Foundation, cofounder and chairman of the board of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, and founder of The Chopra Well on YouTube and serves as an adjunct professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University; adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, Columbia University; assistant clinical professor in the Family and Preventive Medicine Department at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences; faculty at Walt Disney Imagineering; and senior scientist with The Gallup Organization. GlobeIn acknowledges Chopra as "one of top ten most influential spiritual leaders around the world." TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine." The World Post and The Huffington Post global Internet survey ranked Dr. Chopra #40 influential thinker in world and #1 in medicine.
For more information visit: www.deepakchopra.com