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Lisa Bodell

2018 Speaker
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LISA BODELL is a best-selling author, and the founder and CEO of futurethink. She’s helped thousands of senior leaders at companies like Google, Pfizer, and Lockheed Martin get to the work that matters so they can leapfrog the competition. As a keynote speaker, she inspires over 100,000 people each year with radical thinking and practical tools that motivate her audiences to take action.  Bodell’s latest book, Why Simple Wins, shows organizations and individuals how to eradicate complexity and embrace simplicity as their new operating system. Her first book, provocatively titled Kill the Company, started this movement for eliminating low-value work to create the space for change to happen. Bodell has contributed to Fast Company, WIRED, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and more.  She’s a Global Agenda Council member for the World Economic Forum, and an adviser on the Board of the Association of Professional Futurists. She has taught at both American University and Fordham University, and has served as an adviser on Novartis’ diversity and inclusion board. @lisabodell