David S. Kidder
Author of The Startup Playbook
On stage, David Kidder gives a raw, insider’s look at the ideology and actions of some of the greatest entrepreneurs in the world today. Kidder is the co-founder and CEO of Bionic, an enterprise innovation accelerator and platform. Prior to Bionic, Kidder served as the co-founder and CEO of Clickable, a digital advertising software service (acquired by Syncapse). Prior to Clickable, Kidder co-founded SmartRay Network, a mobile advertising pioneer (acquired by LifeMinders). In The Startup Playbook, his insightful interviews with successful startup entrepreneurs reveal the secrets to launching and commercializing successful startups and enterprise innovations.
A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Kidder received ID Magazine’s International Design Award and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008. He is an active angel investor through his fund, Alt Option Return, is a founding member of the the Acumen One Percent Fund, and serves on the National Board of the Smithsonian. He is the creator and co-author of the two-time New York Times bestselling five-book series The Intellectual Devotional, published by Rodale.
In THE STARTUP PLAYBOOK: The Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups From Their Founding Entrepreneurs, David Kidder shares the raw experiences of some of the world's most influential entrepreneurs and CEOs, revealing their philosophies and strategies for winning in complex and unforgiving marketplaces. Drawing on his unprecedented access to these men and women, Kidder creates a highly instructional tour of the proprietary ideas and strategies of some of the most extraordinary and successful entrepreneurs of our time. The Startup Playbook’s findings have significant implications for companies small and large, and it was cited as one of the most influencial books of 2012 by General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt in the 2012 Annual Shareholder Letter (March 2013).
The Startup Playbook: A Keynote
In this session, David Kidder profiles today's most well known entrepreneurs (like TED, Zip Car and LinkedIn) and highlights their individual “playbooks” for company-building. He provides a very gritty and specific focus on the actions and decisions that led to their success. Kidder relays their stories, mistakes, common (and succsseful) strategies, wisdoms, breakthrough moments, management philosophies and techniques with radical transparency. From non-profit to for-profit, from tech and finance to flowers, shoes, and pantyhose, all of the entrepreneurs interviewed are market disruptors with experience surviving and thriving in this economy. Kidder helps to incite cultural change for large companies – offering ways for you to rethink inspired innovation by getting back to your startup roots, exploring his own core ideologies, and explaining why entrepreneurism is key to rebuilding our economy.
A Startup Playbook Instructive Session: 60/90/120 Minutes
After his keynote, David Kidder will review the Playbook Toolkit with your team, presenting an "Apple-like" set of strategies designed to capture the team’s purpose, mission, beliefs, operating methods, and assets. This session is the OS of the company/division/team. Kidder has created a highly instructive session on how to create your own Playbook. The goal is to inspire employees to adopt the most transformational ideas/methods/thesis from the content and tools of both The Startup Playbook and Bionic’s Playbook tools. This immersive session that will draw from these proprietary "insider" lessons so that you can shape meaningful ideological and behavioral change within each team, and ultimately within the entire company. Kidder will identify and (re)define core ideas, challenges, and behaviors that can bring an effective new "builder" mentality to the way your team approaches goals, decisions, and culture. As a bonus, he shows the raw video interviews for The Startup Playbook selected by you and your team – that make you feel as if you are in the room with some of the best entrepreneurs in the world.
The Startup Playbook for Large Corporations
Corporations have never been leaner or more profitable than they are today. They have mastered efficiencies and M+A. But shareholders demand more, and there is a new expectation of organic growth. The dawn of the Enterprise Startup has arrived. Kidder explains the difference between innovation and generation – the radical commercialization of ideas to revenue, and translation of “intrapraneurship” to Enterprise Founders. In this talk, Kidder draws insights from The Startup Playbook and his company Bionic to share the secrets of cultures that “disrupt” themselves. He teaches your audience how to create an aggressive method of generation (innovation) from idea to cash, fueling repeatable, continuous, and accelerated execution of new ideas into new businesses.
Sharp and accessible, Kidder inspires and catalyzes your best talent, your Enterprise Founders, to think radically differently about business capabilities, creation, and culture. He helps you revive and return to the entrepreneurial culture that first built your company, teaching you how to leverage your greatest talent and institutional assets with a new paradigm for achieving aggressive, organic growth.
The Startup Playbook for Small and Medium Corporations
Entrepreneurship is at an all-time high in the wake of the second Great Recession: it has become a necessity. In 2011, over a half-million new businesses were created in the United States. Yet, most startups fail. What makes a new business succeed on a level that exceeds expectations? What do those who’ve founded successful startups have in common? What is their Startup Playbook?
This talk is rich and highly customizable. David Kidder has the experience and knowledge to expand upon and tailor The Startup Playbook for your audience. He explores the leveraging that CEOs must do with their teams, talent, ideas, and resources to beat the odds, and to unlock extraordinary economic outcomes that put them at the head of the pack.
The Startup Playbook for Colleges
Students graduating college face the toughest job market in at least a quarter of a century. They need to be armed to build their own companies, or join others in creating and accelerating market innovation. Naturally, today's youth are being drawn to startups as mythically popularized by the film The Social Network. In The Startup Playbook and in this enlightening keynote, David Kidder shares the secrets from investors and founders of the most well known of these companies, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Paypal, and others.
Building a startup will be the homeownership of the next century. Students graduating today will not build toward the same economic prosperity and equity as generations before. This talk is a critical catalyzer for students to fully understand what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and be inspired to consider becoming one.
The Startup Playbook for Associations
For associations, whether organized by company, category, or job, the talk is deeply rich in critical “startup” advice and wisdom. Company-focused associations can gain rich insights into the little-known competitive advantages outlined in David Kidder's keynote; they will learn how their members can efficiently transform the outcomes of their business efforts immediately. Job-focused associations can lift the veil on innovative startup ideas in almost any category: HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Product, Research and Development, Education, Training. The Startup Playbook includes over a hundred additional lessons and insights across these business disciplines that can be curated into custom talks.
Society of Scholarly Publishing
We were thrilled with Davidâ€™s presentation! Our attendees found his talk thought-provoking and inspiring. He infused a great deal of energy into the first full day of the conference and many of the sessions I attended from that point forward made reference to Davidâ€™s ideas. In my opinion that is the sign of a successful keynote. David was also very kind to stay a few minutes after his presentation to answer questions from attendees. In the middle of what was surely a busy travel day it was a gesture we really appreciated.
The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups from their Founding Entrepreneurs
According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, more than 565,000 new businesses were created in 2010 in the United States alone - each one of them hoping to strike gold. 'The Startup Playbook' will help them succeed. Going insider to insider with unprecedented access, 'New York Times' bestselling author and Clickable CEO, David Kidder, shares the hard-hitting experiences of some of the world's most influential entrepreneurs and CEOs, revealing their most closely held advice. Face-to-face interviews with 40 founders give readers key insights into what it took to build PayPal, LinkedIn, AOL, TED, Flickr, and many others into household names. Special sections include topics ranging from how to select the right idea to pursue to finding funding and overcoming inevitable obstacles. In an economy demanding change, 'The Startup Playbook' is the go-to for entrepreneurs big and small.
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