How to Dream Bigger, Achieve Your Goals, and Take the Third Door
Named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, Alex Banayan is the author of the highly anticipated business book, The Third Door, which chronicles his journey tracking down the world's most successful people to uncover how they launched their careers. Over the course of his seven-year quest, Banayan sat down with Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Jane Goodall, Jessica Alba, Maya Angelou, Pitbull, Quincy Jones, Larry King, Tim Ferriss, Tony Hsieh, Steve Wozniak—and had remarkable run-ins with Warren Buffett, Steven Spielberg, Mark Zuckerberg, and many more. After exclusive interviews and years of extensive research, Banayan uncovered the single trait every one of these leaders has in common: they all took the Third Door.
In Banayan’s most popular keynote, he takes the audience on an astonishing journey that leaves listeners inspired, empowered, and most importantly, transformed. Packed with practical business lessons—from Bill Gates’ negotiating secrets to Pitbull’s key to continued growth and reinvention—Banayan’s keynote changes the way organizations achieve their goals.
Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, And the Price is Right: Decoding the Art of Risk Taking
Drawing from his three most popular stories—his wild quest to interview Bill Gates, how he hacked Warren Buffett’s shareholders meeting, and how he funded his book by winning the iconic game show The Price Is Right—Banayan distills the three keys any organization can use to take better and smarter risks, which is essential to organizational growth.
In this widely celebrated keynote, Banayan’s framework will transform your view of risk taking from it being the enemy—to it being a friend. No matter your age, and no matter your stage, risk taking is the key to growth, innovation, and achievement—and we all need a better relationship with it. Banayan’s keynote shows us how.
5 Millennial Trends That Will Transform the Next 30 Years of Business
What will the world of business look like thirty years from now? And how will the nuanced, and often misunderstood, habits of millenials shape your company’s growth?
Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and “world’s youngest venture capitalist” Alex Banayan has the answers. In this wildly insightful and mind-expanding presentation, Banayan expounds on topics ranging from the pervasiveness of artificial reality to the automation revolution. Weaving in examples from Snapchat to Tesla, Banayan shows us how the products millenials are obsessed with clue us in to the habits his generation will perpetuate over the coming decades.
Whether you are a corporate executive looking to better understand your millennial employees or you are an investor searching for future market trends, Banayan’s keynote will provide you with the insights you want and the answers you need.
Alex Banayan’s all-access book, The Third Door
After interviewing Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Stephen Spielberg, Maya Angelou, Jane Goodall, Pitbull, Steve Wozniak, Larry King, Quincy Jones, and many more, Alex discovered the one key all these leaders have in common. They all took the Third Door.Find out more and read excerpts from Alex’s forthcoming release of The Third Door >>
A Forbes "30 Under 30" and proven venture capitalist, ALEX BANAYAN has been hitting the books and doing the research to interview the world's most successful people for his upcoming book. Visit his website to read a pre-release chapter and other news from the millennial Mashable calls a "Venture Capital King."Read more about Alex from his website >>
Alex Banayan in Forbes "30 Under 30"
Alex Banayan is named by Forbes as one of “30 Under 30” in Venture Capital. Alex is a leader of the next generation of investors in the great new tech companies.Read more about what Forbes has to say about Alex >>
Named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, Alex Banayan is the author of a highly anticipated business book, The Third Door, to be released by Crown Publishers (Random House, Inc.). The Third Door is Banayan's unbelievable journey tracking down the world's most successful people to uncover how they launched their careers. Over the course of his five-year quest, Banayan has sat down with Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Jessica Alba, Maya Angelou, Jane Goodall, Pitbull, Quincy Jones, Larry King, Tim Ferriss, Tony Hsieh, and Steve Wozniak—and had remarkable run-ins with Warren Buffett, Steven Spielberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Clinton, and more. After exclusive interviews and extensive research, Banayan has uncovered the single trait every single one of these leaders has in common. His discovery will change the way your organization understands and approaches success. Banayan is the youngest business author ever signed to Crown Publishing in their eighty-year history.
World champion boxer Sugar Ray Leonard declared, “Never before has there been a collaboration, in this format, of some of the world’s most successful people. Banayan’s book can truly change the world.”
As a keynote speaker, Banayan has presented to corporate leadership teams and conferences around the world, garnering standing ovations from Apple, Nike, IBM, Dell, MTV, Harvard, and countless others. Microsoft declared that Banayan “cracked the code for success.”
A leader of the next generation of entrepreneurs and the focus of major media around the world, Banayan is a venture associate at Alsop Louie Partners, a high-tech venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Fortune magazine reported that Banayan was "the world’s youngest venture capitalist" and Business Insider named him one of the “Most Powerful People Under 30.”
A leader of the next generation of entrepreneurs, Banayan has contributed to FastCompany, The Washington Post, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur magazine, The Huffington Post, and TechCrunch. He’s been featured in major media including Businessweek, Forbes magazine, Fortune magazine, Fox News, Bloomberg TV, and CBS News.