MEET BEN CASNOCHA
Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur and author from Silicon Valley. He is coauthor with Linkedin founder/chairman Reid Hoffman of the New York Times bestseller The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, which describes a new framework for managing today’s employees.
He is also co-author with Reid of the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career. The Start-up of You, translated into a dozen languages, has become one of the most referenced guides on how to thrive professionally in the modern world.
Recently, he served as Chief of Staff in the office of the chairman at LinkedIn. He’s also a multi-time technology entrepreneur. PoliticsOnline named him one of the “25 most influential people in the world of internet and politics.” He incubates and advises internet entrepreneurs at Wasabi Ventures and advises companies on talent issues as a partner at Allied Talent.
BusinessWeek named Ben “one of America’s top young entrepreneurs.” And dozens of outlets have covered his work including CNN, Charlie Rose, and The Economist.
“Ben hit it out of the park. Our HR leaders are still raving about his session on the new employer-employee compact and how to recruit and manage entrepreneurial employees. We were very happy to host him at SHRM India!”
1. The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Network Age
The employer-employee relationship is broken. Managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: You can’t afford to offer lifetime employment. But you can’t build a lasting, innovative business when everyone acts like a free agent. The solution: Stop thinking of employees as family or free agents and start thinking of them as allies on a tour of duty.Based on Ben’s recent New York Times bestselling book with Reid Hoffman, founder/chairman of LinkedIn, in this keynote he explains how to recruit, manage, and retain the entrepreneurial employees your business needs to succeed in the networked age. You’ll learn:
What all innovative companies do with their best employees.
Why it’s possible to rebuild trust and loyalty with your employees even though you can’t guarantee lifetime employment.
How to manage employees who seek constant career growth by defining unique “tours of duty.”
Why it pays to empower your employees to build their personal brands and expand their professional networks.
How to develop an employee value proposition that resonates with millennials.
Through keynotes and interactive workshops, this is the management and business framework that will help your company generate Silicon Valley-style innovation, delivered by one of the field’s most engaging speakers.
2. The Start-Up of You: Transform Your Work and Career with Entrepreneurial Thinking
The career escalator is jammed at every level. Unemployment rates are high. Creative disruption is shaking every industry. Global competition for jobs is fierce. The employer-employee pact is over and traditional job security is a thing of the past.
In a keynote based on his #1 New York Times bestselling book, Ben presents a blueprint for how to thrive in this new economic landscape. The key: learn to think and act like an entrepreneur. In other words, move up that jammed escalator by running your career like it’s a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you.
You don’t need to start your own business, but you do need to adopt the mindset and learn the skill set of entrepreneurs.
Why? Start-ups – and the entrepreneurs who run them – are nimble. They invest in themselves. They build their professional networks. They take intelligent risks. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage. These are the very same skills professionals need to get ahead in today’s fractured world of work.
In this keynote, you will learn the Silicon Valley strategies that can jump-start you career. This is a bold presentation on thriving in a world where every professional must be the entrepreneur of his or her own life.
3. Millenials at Work: Crossing the Generational Divide.
Today, four generations are in the same workplace at the same time. This is unprecedented. And it introduces a host of challenges and opportunities. You can’t manage millenials the way you were managed. To bring out the best of your millennial employees, and to create a corporate culture where all generations can effectively work with each other, you need to rethink every aspect of how you recruit, manage, and retain employees.
Ben’s background makes him uniquely qualified to deliver this entertaining keynote: as “one of America’s top young entrepreneurs” according to BusinessWeek he speaks credibly on his own generational dynamics while also drawing upon his leading corporate experience.