Greg McKeownIs author of the bestselling book Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, a thought leader and business thinker who makes some compelling arguments .

He is also CEO of THIS Inc., a leadership and strategy design agency headquartered in Silicon Valley. He has taught at companies that include Apple, Google, Facebook, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter and VMware. He was recently named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

He has conducted research in the field of leadership, strategy and why people and teams thrive and why they don’t. He is a blogger for Harvard Business Review and the Influencer Network on LinkedIn.

He also collaborated on the writing and research of the Wall Street Journal bestseller “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” (Harper Business, June 2010), “Bringing Out the Best in Your People” (Harvard Business Review, May 2010) and “Are You An Accidental Diminisher?” (Ivey Business Journal, August 2010).

Prior to this research and teaching, Greg worked for Heidrick & Struggles’ Global Leadership Practice assessing senior executives. His work included being a part of a year long project for Mark Hurd (then CEO of Hewlett Packard) assessing the top 300 executives at HP.

Originally from London, England, he now lives in Menlo Park, California with his wife, Anna, and their four children. Greg holds an MBA from Stanford University.

Quotes

“The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years.” 
Greg McKeown, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

“…the faster and busier things get, the more we need to build thinking time into our schedule. And the noisier things get, the more we need to build quiet reflection spaces in which we can truly focus.”
Greg McKeown, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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