Better and Faster
The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas
Jeremy Gutsche is “an intellectual can of Red Bull” (Association Week), a New York Times bestseller and a management consultant to brands, billionaires, and CEOs (he’s even helped NASA brainstorm ways of putting people on Mars). He’s also the founder of Trendhunter.com: the world’s #1 trend-spotting site. With contagious enthusiasm, he shows us how to use methodical innovation to generate ideas and kickstart creativity in times of rapid change.
“Jeremy Gutsche is one of the most sought-after keynote speakers on the planet, well-regarded as the top trend-spotter in the world ... The most energizing, inspiring and applicable piece of stand-up I have ever seen. And I've heard Bill Clinton ... Bill Gates ... and Tony Robbins.”— The Sun
In just a few years, Jeremy Gutsche has inspired 300,000 people at over 400 events for top-tier brands, billionaires, and associations. With an MBA and CFA, the New York Times bestselling business book, Better and Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas (#1 on Amazon and a CEO Read “Select” book for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and managers), and an influential website, Gutsche is a creative globe-roamer with a broad appeal—an ambassador of transformational leadership for major groups (he’s even held a workshop for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, helping them integrate A.I. to be “lean, agile, responsive and adaptive to change”—and, one day, get human beings to Mars). His website TrendHunter.com is the largest, most influential, most updated collection of cutting edge ideas available anywhere. Imagine the insight from a focus group made up of 100 million people. That’s Trend Hunter—its custom innovation advisory is changing the way the world’s most powerful brands innovate. 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.
With phenomenal speed, Gutsche has grown Trendhunter into a trusted showcase for “what’s next” in marketing, design, technology, and other categories. (It attracts roughly fifteen times more page views than its competitors and has been viewed over two billion times). The site’s been featured or cited in over 40,000 articles, and Gutsche has appeared everywhere from Entertainment Tonight to the BBC. He’s also sought out for his management consulting expertise by leading brands, billionaires, and CEOs who need to reinvent their management, strategy, and culture of innovation to better adapt to time periods of rapid change.
“[Gutsche] shows you smart, useful tools to help you find breakthrough ideas better and faster.”— Daniel H. Pink, NYT bestselling author of To Sell is Human and Drive
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 500 clients on top level strategy. His first business book, Exploiting Chaos, 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, and studied innovation at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
“Jeremy was absolutely AWESOME! Tons of people come up to me afterwards and say how much they enjoyed it.”SVP of Strategy, Wells Fargo
“He made us laugh, think and clap. Jeremy is the rock star of keynote speakers.”CMO of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
“We’ve been raving about Jeremy around the office. The most inspiring offsite in my seven years!”Sr. Director of Kraft Heinz
“A keynote from Jeremy will energize your team to take on the world!”CSO & SVP of Marketing of Universal Studios
“Jeremy is fabulous. We can’t wait for him to get back here and we can’t wait to work with him again. Incredible, inspiring, #1!”CEO of Victoria’s Secret
“Jeremy’s message fit perfectly into our strategy. His high-energy style kept my leadership team engaged and we kept talking about his session well into the evening.”CIO of Coca-Cola
“Jeremy Gutsche has been by far the #1 speaker [out of 175 speakers]. He had literally 100 people rush the stage for his book.”The Market Research Event
“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!”Jeff Busch, VP, Meetings Professional International
“I have always believed that the value and effectiveness of a presentation could be judged based on how well it managed to edify, to entertain, or to enlighten the audience. A good speaker will deliver on one of these key attributes. A great speaker will deliver on all three. Jeremy Gutsche delivered on all three. His ‘Get Better & Faster’ presentation at our recent CPABC Spring Leadership Conference was informative, it was entertaining, and it provided everyone with a framework that forced us to re-think our notions about how to find new opportunities for growth and success. His energy and dynamism are obvious, but more importantly, he backs up the performance with substance. I highly recommend him for anyone looking to gain unique and original insight into how to manage chaos and change.”CPABC
“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!”MDRT Committee
“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.”Retail Bankers Association
“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%].”World HR Congress
“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.”National Confectioners Association
Based his New York Times bestseller and work helping 500 brands, billionaires and CEOs to accelerate innovation, Jeremy Gutsche’s most popular keynote will ignite your audience with tactical takeaways and next steps to help your team get the most from the event. A core problem threatening business today is that people fail to adapt—or that they don’t know how close they are to even better ideas. After 10,000 years of evolution as farmers, we are pre-wired with a series of neurological traps that block smart teams and successful people from realizing their full potential. In this keynote, attendees will learn how to find their next level and will get the tools, takeaways, and an innovation assessment to ensure they are equipped to make change happen. A short video of this innovation keynote is the #1 most watched innovation keynote video in history, with roughly 7,000,000 views.
Starting in 2017, Gutsche launched a series of new innovation assessment tools. In short, each attendee answers a series of tradeoff questions that unlock their unique innovation strengths and weaknesses regarding the future. Then, Gutsche uses this overall assessment to customize his keynote and provide a series of cultural insights about what, specifically, makes your company unique compared to other top innovators.
Culture isn’t just one aspect of the game, easily brushed aside as superfluous. It’s the entire game. In fact, culture drives everything within a company—from the words we use to describe success and failure, to the ways we interact and communicate within and without. And subtle shifts in how we create our communities can mean total transformation—for the worse, and for the better. Join Jeremy Gutsche, an expert in change leadership, as he shows you how the world’s most inspiring companies organize their missions, values, and ethics, and how they orchestrate unique environments that breed success. The core of any progressive company culture lies in finding your purpose, he argues—the passion, urgency, and importance behind your brand. How well have you expressed your principles? How deeply embedded are your values? How do you inspire loyalty and dedication—and give back to the people who take up your cause? Based on over 1,000 interviews with innovation leaders, and tens of thousands of people who have taken his Innovation Assessment, Gutsche unpacks the value of defining, and upholding, a culture that makes clients, partners, and employees get excited about what you do.
* Note: this session includes a free innovation assessment for each individual as well as a free group innovation assessment. The assessment will provide each individual with 10 pages of specific insights into how they innovate and lead differently than their peers, which will help to personalize the session. You can also receive a group innovation assessment to understand more specifically how your group compares to the world’s top innovators, enabling Gutsche to better tailor his content, takeaways, and workshops to your company.
Motivational speakers can be inspiring, but many lack actual takeaways and applicable next steps. Not so with Jeremy Gutsche. He’s interviewed hundreds of CEOs. He’s studied 250,000 innovations from a virtual focus group of 100 million people. And, with TrendHunter, he’s cracked some of the toughest innovation problems with over 500 clients, including Coca-Cola, Domino’s, Sony, and Wells Fargo. If you’re looking to ideate, exploit chaos, and understand today’s constantly changing landscape, you want someone who doesn’t just speak about change—he makes it a reality.
In this customizable talk, Gutsche opens his unique, highly sought-after playbook for disruptive growth. Guiding audiences through six patterns of opportunity—acceleration, reduction, convergence, cyclicality, redirection, and divergence—he then isolates 18 mega-trends that can’t be ignored. This is as personalized as your team needs it to be (and that means assessment tests, homework questions, follow-up videos, and even a custom trend report, tailored to your organization). As we all know, talk without action might sound nice, but it doesn’t change a thing. Return to work, ready to execute, with Gutsche’s hands-on and unforgettable help.
From NASA to Universal, Jeremy Gutsche’s organization, Trend Hunter, helps more than 500 of the world’s top innovators find BETTER ideas FASTER. Focused 100 percent on your company, the workshops are high-impact, high-intensity experiences that the world’s leading companies, billionaires, CEOs and NASA have relied on to either:
1. Dramatically accelerate innovation;
2. Extract the best thinking from their teams;
3. Prototype scenarios of their future; or
4. Make change happen when change is hard.
Gutsche’s innovation keynote and workshops helped: NASA prototype the journey to MARS, the top 200 from Microsoft prototype cultural change, the top 50 from Victoria's Secret better understand their customer, the top 250 from NBC prototype their long term future, the top 80 from Chicago Tribune reinvent their strategy, and hundreds of other brands and billionaires to prototype a better future.