Bruce Whitfield

About

Bruce Whitfield is a business speaker, journalist, author and moderator who interprets the noise at the murky intersection of business, politics and society. He has the extraordinary ability to bring clarity, humour, and insight to complex issues. This fresh perspective helps his audience understand how we can choose to fix the future.

 

As a sought-after keynote speaker he is backed by nearly three decades of impeccable journalistic credentials. He is as comfortable on a stage as he is on camera or behind the microphone. He has shared platforms with Bill and Hillary Clinton, Nouriel Roubini, Charlize Theron, Lord Mervyn King, and hundreds of business and political luminaries and personalities.

 

Bruce is an award-winning journalist, who, for the last 20 years has continuously hosted a nightly radio show, condensing the complex world of money, economics, and business amidst the noise and clutter of a confusing world. Bruce has also hosted numerous TV programs, is a Contributing Editor to the Financial Mail, and is a foreign correspondent to multiple international news providers. He has facilitated discussions as a media leader at the World Economic Forum in Davos and delivers content to audiences around the world.

 

His new keynote, How to Get Lucky: Where Strategy, Opportunism and Grit Collide, is drawn from the most critical lessons he has distilled through analysing successful global businesses for more than two decades.  It is the perfect antidote to the prevailing negative sentiment afflicting many economies around the world as fears of recession and stagflation undermine leaders’ ability to shape their growth strategies for the future.

 

His keynote and podcast series, Genius: How to Thrive at the Edge of Chaos, based on his bestselling book of the same name, examine what it takes to thrive in an increasingly complex, fast-paced, divisive global environment. These are lessons for anyone looking to succeed anywhere against the odds. His bestselling first book, The Upside of Down, focuses on how chaos and uncertainty breed opportunity.

He presents an executive education course on Speaking in Public, Storytelling, Influence & Presence on EdX and has worked with a number of corporate leaders to improve their communication and media presence.

 

Bruce is available as a business speaker, MC, or moderator for audiences looking to be entertained, informed and inspired by true stories and decades of studying great leaders and successful companies.

Talks

Financial journalist, author and broadcaster Bruce Whitfield has been studying
companies and those that lead them for nearly 25 years.
Great leaders position their businesses ahead of rivals to capitalize on
opportunities that emerge in times of stress and disruption. That enables them
to seize opportunities, often hidden in plain sight.
Building any kind of enterprise in an increasingly digital, AI driven, fiercely
competitive environment is hard, and success is never guaranteed.
You will often hear: “they were just in the right place at the right time”, or that
their timing was “lucky” or they got a “lucky break” or that they were “just born
lucky.” Luck is not a single, random event. It can and must be cultivated and
exploited.
Bruce’s new keynote, How to Get Lucky: Where Strategy, Opportunism and Grit
Collide, is drawn from the most critical lessons he has distilled through
analysing successful global businesses for more than two decades.
It is the perfect antidote to the prevailing negative sentiment afflicting many
economies around the world as fears of recession and stagflation undermine
leaders’ ability to shape their growth strategies for the future.
This talk is useful to all organisations looking to align their teams for growth.

Leadership
Managing uncertainty
Inspiration & motivation
Solutionist thinking
Optimism & opportunism in business

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