Most decorated athlete in Olympic history
World’s leading authority on
Groundbreaking chef, author and
Profesor of Marketing at the Wharton School of Business
Founding Director of the Wharton Leadership Program
Author and Trust Expert
Head of Strategic Planning at Google’s Creative Think Tank for Agencies and Brands
Stephen M. R. Covey
Leadership development pioneer
Advisor to global CEOs
Oscar Di Montigny
Expert in innovative marketing, relational communications and corporate education
Taking high performance to the maximum level
One of the world’s most admired athletes and the most decorated Olympian of all time, Phelps competed in his first Olympics at the age of 15. He went on to win 28 medals over the course of five Olympic Games - including a record-setting 23 gold medals. He is the first American male swimmer to earn a spot on five Olympic teams, and at the 2016 Rio Games he added to his Olympic record medal count with five gold and one silver, becoming the most successful athlete of the Games for the fourth consecutive Olympics.
Dream. Plan. Reach: What it takes to achieve an unprecedented level of performance over the long term
Goal setting and motivation: On the constant pursuit of challenging your mind and body
Delivering under extreme pressure: Internal and external
Dealing with adversity and criticism: Lessons learned through it all
The Transformation of Competition
Distinguished economist and Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School, throughout his career he has brought economic theory and strategy concepts to bear on many of the most challenging problems facing corporations, economies and societies, including market competition and company strategy and economic development.
How the rapidly transforming nature of products is redefining opportunities for competitive advantage - and creating new competitive threats
Rethinking your business: From how products are conceived, designed and sourced, to how they are manufactured, operated and serviced
Opportunities for businesses to enhance their competitiveness while also improving the economic and social conditions in the communities in which they operate
How technological advances will radically improve our ability to meet many business and human needs
Reimagining capitalism to fuel a new wave of innovation and productivity
On exploration, innovation and challenging the conventional
Anthony Bourdain is one of the most acclaimed and irreverent food personalities in the world. Best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, his TV shows - including Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown - are widely popular around the globe and have won several Emmy awards. He is also the author of various critically acclaimed books including the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.
Exploring the unknown and staying open to new possibilities
Making disruption a must: defying stereotypes and expectations
How to capitalize the new and unique to innovate
Developing a team capable of performing at the highest standards in moments of pressure and crisis
Discovering a creativity flourish when you think you have thought of and tried it all
Invisible influence and the forces that impact consumer behavior
Renowned professor of marketing at the Wharton school of business, Berger is a student of human influence and an expert in how people make decisions, how ideas spread and how social influence shapes behavior.
Understanding social influence and the enormous impact it has on what we do
A different playing field for marketing: On social transmission and consumer products
Basic principles for turning product or idea into something “contagious”
From publicity to word of mouth: A way doing marketing focused on people
Award-winning professor and Director at the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, he has been recognized as one of the "world's top 50 business thinkers" three times by Thinkers50. His most recent book is Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life
Achieving “four-way wins” – improving performance as a leader in all domains of life (work, home, community, and self) by finding mutual value among them
Being real – acting with authenticity by clarifying your values and vision
Being whole – acting with integrity by respecting the people who matter most
Being innovative – acting with creativity by experimenting with changes that serve the interests of stakeholders in all parts of your life
The New Rules of Trust in the Digital Age
Author of the influential book What’s Mine is Yours, Botsman is recognized around the world for her visionary thinking as to how the power of collaboration and trust, driven by technology, will change the way we live, work and consume.
Her most recent book "Who Can You Trust?" examines how technology is transforming human relationships and what it means for life, work and how we do business.
Why trust is the social language of exchange which oils the wheels of business
The forces that define how to establish, maintain and destroy confidence
How Airbnb, Uber and Lending Club are transforming industries at an exponential rate
Developing new mindsets and principles that will transform how we think about brands, experiences and behaviors.
How technology can make us more creative
A thought leader on digital culture and creativity, Abigail shines a unique, humanistic lens on culture, business and technology. As the Head of Strategic Planning at the ZOO, Google’s creative think tank for agencies and brands, she helps advertisers and marketers make sense of human beings’ deep, emotional relationship to the digital space and convert those insights into strategic and creative efforts.
The power of technology to make us more creative
What it means to embrace a culture of creativity in the digital era
The emotional relationship between human beings and the digital space
How to turn technology and digital insights into strategic and creative efforts
Stephen M. R. Covey
Measuring trust to make your organization thrive
A sought-after and compelling expert on trust, leadership and ethics, cofounder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice, he is also the best-selling author of The Speed of Trust, a book that challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that it is a hard-edged economic driver.
Challenging the old assumptions on trust as a social virtue
Why nothing is as fast as the speed of trust
The learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing
The ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust as a critical leadership competency of the new global economy
Leveraging the Power of Purpose, Hope and Friendship
Annie McKee is an advisor to leaders of Fortune 500 companies, governments, and NGOs around the globe. She is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and author of the new book, How to Be Happy at Work. She has previously co-authored groundbreaking books on leadership, including Primal Leadership (with Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis) and Resonant Leadership (with Boyatzis).
Why happiness is more important than ever in today’s workplace and its relationship to individual, team, and organizational success
Keys to overcoming the pressure and stress that negatively affect performance
The three essential elements that drive happiness at work - and the leader’s role in promoting the them
How to ensure a healthy, positive climate for your teams and throughout the organization.
Oscar Di Montigny
0.0: A Time for New Heroes
As Chief Marketing Communication and Innovation Officer at Banca Mediolanum, Oscar di Montigny created and launched the Mediolanum Corporate University in 2009 with the goal of promoting a pragmatic, constructive approach to knowledge. An expert in innovative marketing, relational communications and corporate education, he created and continues to promote the principles of “Economics 0.0”, a concept that combines business and management with philosophy, art and science. He has recently published his first book: 0.0 A Time for New Heroes.
The voyage of the new Heroes: the people and managers of tomorrow
The three dimensions of our relationship with the market: respect, love, and gratitude
Right Profit: something is good only if it produces benefits for the people who provide it, the people who consume it, and the community as a whole – at the same time.
Re-inventing ourselves in order to re-invent things, becoming active players in the creation of a new economic and social system