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SPEECH TITLES AND/OR TOPICS   Click Here for Detailed Description

  • The New Talent Pact: Reinventing the Employer-Employee Compact In An Entrepreneurial Age
  • The Start-Up of You: A Blueprint for Thriving in Today’s Challenging World of Work
  • The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Network Age
  • The Start-Up of You
  • Life Entrepreneurship for Students


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Ben Casnocha (Ben Kas-no-ka) is an award-winning entrepreneur and author from Silicon Valley. He is coauthor with Linkedin founder/chairman Reid Hoffman of the #1 New York Times bestselling book “The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career” and Ben is also co-author of “The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age” a highly anticipated book based on his article in Harvard Business Review entitled Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact. Ben has separately written for Newsweek, the American Enterprise Institute, NPR’s “Marketplace” and the U.S. State Department.

In addition to his writing, Ben is a technology entrepreneur. He founded Comcate, Inc., a leading e-government software company, at age 14. He wrote a book about his experience titled My Start-Up Life. PoliticsOnline named him one of the “25 most influential people in the world of internet and politics.” He also incubates and advises internet entrepreneurs at Wasabi Ventures. 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.

Finally, Ben is an accomplished world traveler and speaker. He has spoken to tens of thousands of people around the world. He’s traversed alleyways in Morocco, deserts in northern Chile, and busy city streets in China to lead inspiring conversations about entrepreneurship, careers, and the future of work.

BOOKS    Search For A Book

  • The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age (2014)
  • The New People Pact (2013)
  • The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career (2012)
  • My Start-Up Life: What a (Very) Young CEO Learned On His Journey Through Silicon Valley (2007)

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Ben’s presentation was fantastic – concise, easy-to-understand, simple yet thought-provoking, inspirational, and engaging – full of interesting quotes and anecdotes. I truly loved his energy and enthusiasm! – Jing Chen, The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania

I highly recommend Ben to any organization looking for a well prepared and thought-provoking speaker to share fresh insights on how to treat their career path as a start-up company. His presentation was exactly what our audience needed to hear. To conclude his address, he provided insightful answers to some tough questions asked in the audience Q&A period. Ben also brought a comfortable yet high-energy style to the discussing to keep us all engaged throughout the presentation. — Eric Olson, Vice President, Education Strategies, National Retail Federation