Alex Banayan

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  • Thought Leader on Millennial Trends for Business
  • Forbes "30 Under 30"
  • Author of a Highly Anticipated Business Book, The Third Door, about His Interviews With the World's Most Successful People
  • Named “World’s Youngest Venture Capitalist” by Fortune Magazine

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. 

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.”

 
  

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  • Lamar University
  • APPLE
  • Harvard Ventures
  • IBM
  • Reed Exhibitions
  • The Summit Series Conference
  • Nike
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Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, and Steven Spielberg: Uncovering How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers

After five years of tracking down and interviewing the world’s most renowned leaders, Banayan reveals the single trait every one of them has in common—and how, within that discovery, lies the secret to unlocking your own potential. In Banayan’s most popular keynote, he takes the audience on an aston ...

After five years of tracking down and interviewing the world’s most renowned leaders, Banayan reveals the single trait every one of them has in common—and how, within that discovery, lies the secret to unlocking your own potential.

In Banayan’s most popular keynote, he takes the audience on an astonishing journey—from the secret office of Bill Gates to the dressing room of Lady Gaga, from the desk of President Clinton to the breakfast table of Larry King—leaving listeners inspired, empowered, and most importantly, transformed. Packed with practical business lessons, Banayan’s keynote will change the way your organization understands and approaches success. Whether your attendees dream to accelerate their career paths, learn under the wings of world-class mentors, or just transform themselves into the people they always imagined they could be, this keynote reveals the tools they need—to get what they want. 

From the Dorm Room to the Boardroom: How to Inspire Risk Taking, Empower Entrepreneurial Thinking, and Leverage the Full Power of the Next Generation

Banayan juxtaposes two highly captivating, yet seemingly unrelated, stories. First, the story of how an unknown and unproven teenager named Bill Gates made his first sale out of his dorm room; and second, the inspiring and larger-than-life story of how Banayan hacked and won The Price Is Right to fu ...

Banayan juxtaposes two highly captivating, yet seemingly unrelated, stories. First, the story of how an unknown and unproven teenager named Bill Gates made his first sale out of his dorm room; and second, the inspiring and larger-than-life story of how Banayan hacked and won The Price Is Right to fund his journey. Banayan ties these stories together by showing how they both reveal the most important, yet unspoken, key to entrepreneurship and innovation.

If your attendees want to start their own companies, create new opportunities within existing organizations, or simply learn what motivates young people and how to harness their full creative power—Banayan will equip them with the insights and practical advice they need to make it happen.

Warren Buffett, Quincy Jones, and the Surprising Truth About Success and Failure

One boy grew up in a quiet neighborhood in Omaha; the other on the deadly streets of Chicago. One was the son of a congressman; the other was so poor that some nights he ate rats for dinner. In this powerful keynote, Banayan takes the audience into the lives of billionaire investor Warren Buffett an ...

One boy grew up in a quiet neighborhood in Omaha; the other on the deadly streets of Chicago. One was the son of a congressman; the other was so poor that some nights he ate rats for dinner. In this powerful keynote, Banayan takes the audience into the lives of billionaire investor Warren Buffett and legendary music producer Quincy Jones, delving into the key lessons that led to their phenomenal successes—while telling the story of Banayan’s inspiring journey to track both men down and learn from them first-hand.

From his fateful encounter with Buffett in an Omaha parking lot to Banayan’s three-hour long interview with Jones in his Bel Air residence—this whirlwind keynote will teach your audience that regardless of where you come from, there are fundamental keys that lead to radical success, and why, perhaps most importantly, the biggest one is how you deal with failure.

By the end of this speech, your attendees will not only be equipped with practical tools to achieve their goals, but their entire mindset when it comes to how they treat failures will also be flipped on its head. 

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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.

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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.

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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.