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Jeremy Gutsche

Smart teams consistently overlook great ideas that were within reach.

CEO of Trend Hunter | New York Times Bestselling Author of Better and Faster

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Jeremy Gutsche | CEO of Trend Hunter | New York Times Bestselling Author of Better and Faster
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Jeremy Gutsche is “an intellectual can of Red Bull” (Association Week), a New York Times bestselling author, 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 the world’s #1 trend-spotting site. With contagious enthusiasm, he shows us how to use methodical innovation to generate ideas and kickstart creativity, even during times of chaos—like the one we’re living through right now.

“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 inspired more than 300,000 people at over 400 events for top-tier brands, billionaires, and associations. The founder and CEO of Trend Hunter, he’s created the largest, most influential collection of cutting-edge ideas, and transformed it into an advisory engine changing the way the world’s most powerful brands innovate. Imagine the insight from a focus group made up of 100 million people—that’s Trend Hunter. With Gutsche at the helm, Trend Hunter has grown into a trusted, global showcase for what’s next—attracting over two billion views in the process (roughly fifteen times the competition). The site’s been featured or cited in over 40,000 articles, and Gutsche has appeared everywhere from Entertainment Tonight to the BBC.  But Gutsche’s biggest superpower has always been his ability to find opportunity in moments of chaos. He’s been a trusted and sought-after guide for business leaders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, using his razor-sharp instincts and data-driven frameworks to help companies of all sizes pivot, despite closures, government restrictions, and economic challenges.


In his New York Times bestselling book Better and Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas (which reached #1 on Amazon and was chosen as a CEO Read “Select” book for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and managers), Gutsche reveals the six patterns of opportunity that help smart people and teams lead through change, destroy complacency, and realize their potential. Gutsche’s keynote videos regularly go viral, and his landmark Better and Faster talk was no exception: to date, it has surpassed 10 million views, making it the most watched innovation keynote in history. A creative globe-trotter and ambassador of transformational leadership, Gutsche once held a workshop for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, helping them integrate AI, become “lean, agile, responsive and adaptive to change”—and, one day, get human beings to Mars. Gutsche’s latest book Create the Future is a tactical guide for disruptive thinking, paired with a revised edition of his award-winning first book Exploiting Chaos. Featuring a foreword by Malcolm Gladwell, the double-sided book offers up proven frameworks used by Gutsche and his team to accelerate 700 of the world’s most powerful brands.


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.    


“A keynote from Jeremy will energize your team to take on the world!”

CSO & SVP of Marketing of Universal Studios

“We’ve been raving about Jeremy around the office. The most inspiring offsite in my seven years!”

Sr. Director of Kraft Heinz

“He made us laugh, think and clap. Jeremy is the rock star of keynote speakers.”

CMO of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

“Jeremy was absolutely AWESOME! Tons of people come up to me afterwards and say how much they enjoyed it.”

SVP of Strategy, Wells Fargo

“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.”


“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

Speech Topics

Innovating Through Chaos How to Create Your Post-COVID Future
The sudden chaos and disruption of COVID-19 has destroyed countless businesses. How can you make sure yours adapts, innovates, and survives? Companies can no longer afford to retreat from disorder and cling to the past, warns Trend Hunter CEO Jeremy Gutsche. Our potential is often limited by the seven traps of path dependency, which cause us to repeat past decisions. But the beauty of a disruption of this size and scope is that it forces us to break out of our own patterns. Many of the most iconic brands in the world were actually founded during periods of economic crisis, much like the one we're going through now, including: Apple, CNN, Uber, HP,  Disney, Microsoft, Pinterest, Square, Fortune Magazine and dozens more. Chaos creates opportunity, always, if you know where to look. In this talk, Gutsche shows us how.
Applying the insights from his new book Create the Future, Gutsche teaches audiences how to think disruptively—providing  specific steps and tactics for creating real change, battle-tested by the world's top innovators.
The COVID Recession How to Prepare for the Biggest Wave of Change
COVID-19. The growing frailty of America’s democracy. Rising global tensions. Right now, we’re in the middle of a fraught political period and what will perhaps be the worst global economic recession we’ve ever seen. How do we adapt to meet the challenges? While conventional wisdom, and evolutionary instinct, may compel to stick to the status quo, now is the time to disrupt. Otherwise, we run the risk of being disrupted ourselves.

Back in 2009, Trend Hunter CEO Jeremy Gutsche wrote his first book. A how-to manual for strategic innovation, Exploiting Chaos showed us how periods of uncertainty are actually conducive to success. Gutsche helped readers and clients alike navigate risk, flip crisis into opportunity, and paradoxically, thrive during times of loss. With his trademark provocative thinking, Gutsche once again addresses the geopolitical factors shaping our world today; helping us identify the unseen potential for growth, innovation, and seismic, industry-shifting disruption. We are not preparing for what will happen, says Gutsche, we are preparing for what could be. In this keynote, Gutsche shows us how to bypass the neurological traps holding us back, and implement powerful tactics for meaningful change.


Better & Faster How to Get BETTER at Adapting to Change and FASTER at Making Innovation Happen
Based on 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 nearly 11 million 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. 
Artificial Intelligence
AI and the Super Future Here’s How It Will Reshape Everything
Artificial Intelligence isn’t the future—it’s now. Founder of Trend Hunter and consultant to companies like NASA, Visa, Adidas, and McDonalds, innovation oracle Jeremy Gutsche wants to redirect the way you think about your future, which will inarguably be mechanized by and around AI. In this dazzling, fast-paced talk, Gutsche guides you and your audience through the different forms of AI that we’ll be working with, and how they’ll change the way we interpret and use data, modify interfaces, and eventually move beyond human intelligence. Gutsche outlines the projects coming down the pipeline, including mind-reading technology and bio-enhancements that can help people walk, improve vision, and even turn our eyes into literal cameras. In light of these massive advancements, Gutsche asks: how can you harness AI to your advantage? It can improve recommendations, personalization, and content. It can help us gain new insights into our data, and identify useful patterns. It can also make the world a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly place. Gutsche will show you how to envision AI as a significant part of your future—and then implement it. 
How to Win the Future Break Rules, Change Minds, Predict Opportunity & Change Your Future Forever
What great opportunity is close within your grasp? Your life, your future, your career is determined by a much smaller number of critical decisions than you might like to admit? What if you could make those decisions better? What are you currently missing out on? What if you could make just a handful of “much better” decisions? In this talk, Jeremy Gutsche will teach you proven tactics to overcome the five traps that block successful people and high-performance teams from innovating, changing and adapting to what’s next.
Corporate Culture
Creating a Culture of Innovation : How to Make Innovation and Change Actually Happen

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. 

Workshops & Interactive
Innovation Accelerator & Custom Workshops High Impact Solutions for High Importance Problems

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.