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Whether he is delivering a keynote, moderating a panel, or leading a workshop, John Danner is focused and engaged like no other.

“John delivers! He wowed our audiences with his engaging style, wit, and wisdom in the US, Europe, Middle East, South America, and Asia.” —Manav Subodh, Global Director, Intel Entrepreneurship Program

“John delivered an outstanding and provocative speech that inspired our attendees to examine the importance of failure and its relevance to the growth and success of future entrepreneurial ventures.”  —Karl R. LaPan, Chairman of the Board, National Business Incubation Association (NBIA)

John’s passion is helping leaders and their organizations innovate in new ways that create value–for their customers, shareholders, and the world. He weighs in here in his own words:

“I have presented to audiences large and small—in the US and in over thirty countries around the world. The venues have ranged from invitation-only to more public stages, and from intimate audiences of a dozen senior executives

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to hundreds of industry players.  In every case, my job has been to understand each group, then help them achieve the outstanding results they’re after.” —John

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Failure is a daily fact of life in business. Most of us treat it as a shameful, regrettable event. Smart leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs know the truth: Failure can be a game-changing strategic resource that can help you achieve the greater success you want. John’s latest keynote focuses on pragmatic ways to:

John’s latest keynote—


The Other “F” Word: Failure, and How the Successful Put It To Work 

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• Reduce the fear of failure which stifles innovation, growth, and engagement
• Anticipate failure and respond to it productively
• Leverage failure to drive innovation, performance, results, and culture

Additional keynotes include:

→ Six Questions Facing 21st Century Leaders

→ “All Hands” Innovation: Heads In, Hands On, Feet First

→ What Smart C-Suites Know: Seven New Drivers of Value

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Audiences include executives and professionals, leaders, their teams, C-suite members, boards, their teams, and other high-potential people in business, government and non-profits worldwide.

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Engagements include: TED Global, TEDx, Google, Morningstar, Intel, IDEO, Adobe, Microsoft, Avon, LG, CAISO, Aspen Institute, FEI, ASEAN, NBIA, TED Global, Seminarium, Fundacion Chile, and campuses in 30 countries.

Categories include: Leadership, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Growth, Performance, Failure,    Management,    Business

Corporate Culture, Change Management, and more.


Download an overview of John’s speaking here along with John’s headshot and biography. Contact John’s team here to learn more about his availability. (And be sure to ask about free copies of his books for all attendees.)

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