Founder of Trendhunter.com, Author of Exploiting Chaos
- The Sun
In the past few years, Jeremy Gutsche has spoken to 150,000 people at over 200 events, making him one of the most sought-after speakers. With an MBA and CFA, as well as a bestselling book and an influential website, Gutsche is a creative globe-roamer with a broad appeal. TrendHunter.com is the largest, most influential, most updated collection of cutting edge ideas available anywhere. As its founder, Gutsche relentlessly tracks and finds The Next Big Thing—that valuable but elusive commodity—for a global audience that generates millions of views a month.
Jeremy Gutsche is the winner of The Cisco Innovation Excellence Award and the BDC's Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In bold, interactive keynotes, he delivers a blend of viral new trends, strategic frameworks, and a contagious enthusiasm for innovation. He possesses a unique perspective on innovation in the business context, and draws on his background in both corporate strategy and Web 2.0 to provide you with inspiration and tools to generate ideas, stimulate creativity and unlock potential. At 28, as one of Capital One's youngest Business Directors, Gutsche led his team to grow a billion dollar portfolio of market leading products. And as a Management Consultant for the Monitor Group, he advised Fortune 50 clients on top level strategy. His book Exploiting Chaos has won an Axiom Business Book Award, was named an Inc. Best Book for Business Owners and was a #1 bestseller on the 800 CEO Read list. He holds an MBA from Queen's, is a CFA, studied innovation at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Adapt & Disrupt: Capture New Business Opportunities and Stay Ahead of the Pack
After finding success, many companies fall into a pattern of dire complacency. Their decision-makers forget about adapting and making change happen. Enthralled with their achievements, they’re afraid to fail at something new—so they don’t even try. Once-thriving corporate cultures can quickly wilt, and the results can be deadly. Just ask Kodak, Blackberry, Blockbuster, or Smith Corona, whose leaders didn’t adapt at crucial moments of transformation. Today, no one within a company can afford to stagnate. Each employee needs to keep pushing forward. In this powerful talk, Jeremy Gutsche shows you how to awaken, hunt, and capture those immense opportunities that others might too easily dismiss. And, he explains how to actually make these ideas happen. Drawing on 200 interviews with CEOs, Trendhunter's study of 250,000 innovations from a virtual focus group of 100,000,000 people, new case studies of a variety of brands, and even his family’s personal journey of entrepreneurial daring, Gutsche challenges audiences to define their core values, and guides them toward a new outlook on innovation, disruption, and adaptation.
Exploiting Chaos: 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change
Times of change and uncertainty can spark the greatest opportunities for innovation. Many multi-billion dollar corporations like Hewlett-Packard, Disney, and Microsoft were started during periods of economic recession. Jeremy Gutsche, North America's most sought after authority on trend hunting, shows you how to gain an edge in business by harnessing the creativity that will help your company survive and flourish in any economic climate. With a respected understanding of exploiting what's cool and predicting future trends, Gutsche shows how to create a culture of innovation in your company, maximize the exposure of your marketing message, and think big while acting small. A fascinating and valuable talk, Gutsche details how to stimulate creativity and unlock the powerful strategies of trend-hunting to help your business thrive in these uncertain times.
Creating a Culture of Customer Obsession
In an increasingly jaded market, how can you boost sales? How can you drive customer engagement? Having the best product isn't enough any more. You need to spark the kinds of conversations that lead to conversion. You need to make a deeper connection that speaks to both the needs your customers are currently facing, and the changes coming down the pike. In this talk Jeremy Gutsche takes you through the hard data on the kinds of engagement that lead to sales. Drawing on case studies with millions of data points, Gutsche illustrates how chaos creates opportunity in sales, how to infectiously message your idea, how to make messages pop through the clutter, and—ultimately—how to innovate the sales process and build a culture of customer obsession.
The Market Research Event
Jeremy Gutsche has been by far the #1 speaker [out of 175 speakers]. He had literally 100 people rush the stage for his book."
Jeff Busch VP, Meetings Professional International
"Jeremy Gutsche is the rockstar of keynote speakers! He rocked the house. He brought people alive.... He got people focused on the message and every single person was with him for every word. Jeremy Gutsche, you rock!"
"We had 7500 people from 82 countries, translated into 12 languages, which is more than the UN.... Jeremy was unbelievable... a standing ovation! Best closing speaker we've had in years! Don't miss him!"
Retail Bankers Association
"He's a bestselling author who will teach you game-changing beliefs, cutting edge frameworks and powerful ideas so that you can create lasting connections with customers while providing value, leveraging creative thought and harnessing chaos."
World HR Congress
"Best speaker of the whole 3 day congress... Energizing, stimulating, modern, fun, passionate presentation... Jeremy was the most effective & relevant presenter of the whole conference [Jeremy's weighted score was an unprecedented 97.1%]."
National Confectioners Association
Jeremy was fabulous! Our audience was ecstatic with his phenomenal speech and amazing delivery. We are absolutely thrilled. Thank you for all of your time and expertise leading up to our event. You are a pleasure to work with.
Exploiting Chaos: 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change
The hottest trend spotter in North America reveals powerful strategies for thriving in any economic climate. Did you know that Hewlett-Packard, Disney, Hyatt, MTV, CNN, Microsoft, Burger King, and GE all started during periods of economic recession? Periods of uncertainty fuel tremendous opportunity, but the deck gets reshuffled and the rules of the game get changed. Exploiting Chaos is the ultimate business survival guide for all those looking to change the world. Topics include: Sparking A Revolution, Trend: Hunting, Adaptive Innovation and Infectious Messaging.
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