Alex Banayan

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  • National Bestselling Author, The Third Door
  • Forbes "30 Under 30"
  • Named “World’s Youngest Venture Capitalist” by Fortune Magazine
  • Thought Leader on Millennial Trends for Business

Alex Banayan is the author of national bestseller The Third Door, which chronicles his five-year quest tracking down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Warren Buffett, Maya Angelou, Steven Spielberg, Jane Goodall, Steve Wozniak, Jessica Alba, Larry King, and dozens more of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers. Banayan has been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, Business Insider’s Most Powerful People Under 30, and been featured in major media including Fortune, Forbes, Businessweek, Bloomberg TV, Fox News, and CBS News. An acclaimed keynote speaker, Banayan has presented the Third Door framework to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world including Apple, Nike, IBM, Dell, MTV, Harvard, and countless others.

 

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When Alex Banayan spoke at my department's corporate off-site, his energy was contagious, his story was inspiring, and his ideas were key to helping push and inspire my team’s leadership. If you're looking for someone with insight and passion, then Alex Banayan is your man.

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  • Alabama YP Summit
  • Lamar University
  • APPLE
  • Harvard Ventures
  • IBM
  • Reed Exhibitions
  • The Summit Series Conference
  • Nike
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The Third Door: How to Dream Bigger, Achieve Your Goals & Find Success

Alex Banayan takes audiences on an unprecedented adventure— from the private office of Bill Gates to a nightclub with Lady Gaga, from a star-studded party with Steven Spielberg to a massive stadium with Warren Buffett—to share the game-changing research behind his new book, The Third Door, and to re ...

Alex Banayan takes audiences on an unprecedented adventure— from the private office of Bill Gates to a nightclub with Lady Gaga, from a star-studded party with Steven Spielberg to a massive stadium with Warren Buffett—to share the game-changing research behind his new book, The Third Door, and to reveal the secrets to success. Banayan’s highly-anticipated business book chronicles his remarkable journey tracking down the world's most successful people to ultimately uncover the single trait they have in common: they all took the Third Door.

In Banayan’s most popular keynote, he brings audience behind the scenes of The Third Door’s pages and into his exclusive one-on-one interviews with some of the world’s most successful people.  Packed with practical business lessons and riveting anecdotes, Banayan’s keynote empowers audiences to find The Third Door in their own work and lives, leaves listeners transformed and 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 r ...

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- ...

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.

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<p>Alex Banayan's Third Door is named the #1 Top Career Book of 2018 by Forbes </p>

Alex Banayan's Third Door is named the #1 Top Career Book of 2018 by Forbes 

Millennial thought-leader and Forbes "30 Under 30" ALEX BANAYAN's national bestseller The Third Door was named the #1 "Top Career Books to Read in 2018" by Forbes.  Also an instant Amazon bestseller upon its release and named to Business Insider's "15 best business books to read this summer," The Third Door is an unprecedented adventure that takes readers behind the scenes and into one-on-one exclusive interviews with the world’s most successful people—including Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Lady Gaga, Stephen Spielberg, Maya Angelou, Pitbull, Steve Wozniak and more— revealing how titans of their industry launched their careers and found successAs the Forbes article raves: "The book reads like a movie as Banayan voyages from his college dorm room to interview these icons and discover what led to their success. The only thing better than the insightful lessons in this book are the stories that tie the narrative together... It’s not surprising that the book debuted as a national bestseller. Whether you’re searching for a new job, starting your own business, or looking to add extra fuel to your current career, this book is a powerful and massively enjoyable way to do just that." Also praised in The New York Post as "finally, a graduation book worth reading,"The Third Door is receiving rave reviews as Banayan has been sought-out by ForbesMoney Magazine, Entrepreneur, BillboardCNBC, and more to reveal what he learned from his seven years interviewing the world's top business leaders and industry moguls. Just like his book, Banayan's keynotes are chock-full of compelling and practical lessons. He's received rave reviews from some of the world's most elite companies such as: "Alex Banayan is an unbelievable storyteller. He is thoughtful, engaging, and dynamic. Banayan represents the voice of entrepreneurship, the power of hustle, and the energy of unlimited potential" (APPLE) and "When Alex Banayan spoke at my department's corporate off-site, his energy was contagious, his story was inspiring, and his ideas were key to helping push and inspire my team’s leadership. If you're looking for someone with insight and passion, then Alex Banayan is your man" (Nike).

<p>Alex Banayan's new bestseller is making headlines </p>

Alex Banayan's new bestseller is making headlines 

ALEX BANAYAN's new book The Third Door is an instant #1 Amazon bestseller making headlines for its fascinating and actionable business insights. Named to Business Insider's "15 best business books to read this summer," The Third Door is an unprecedented adventure that takes readers behind the scenes and into one-on-one exclusive interviews with the world’s most successful people—including Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Lady Gaga, Stephen Spielberg, Maya Angelou, Pitbull, Steve Wozniak and more— The Third Door reveals how titans of their industry launched their careers and the single trait they ultimately have in common: they all took the Third Door. Banayan revealed what he learned from his seven years interviewing the world's top business leaders and industry moguls in fascinating Forbes and Money Magazine interviews, penned an op-ed for Entrepreneur, and was also sought-out for interviews on CNBC, an episode of Larry King Now, the Now This podcastBig Questions with Cal Fussman, and more. Banayan brings the same passion, energy, and tangible takeaways to each of his engagements, consistently earning rave reviews from some of the world's most elite companies such as: "Alex Banayan is an unbelievable storyteller. He is thoughtful, engaging, and dynamic. Banayan represents the voice of entrepreneurship, the power of hustle, and the energy of unlimited potential" (APPLE) and "When Alex Banayan spoke at my department's corporate off-site, his energy was contagious, his story was inspiring, and his ideas were key to helping push and inspire my team’s leadership. If you're looking for someone with insight and passion, then Alex Banayan is your man" (Nike). In-demand to deliver his awe-inspiring new keynote How to Dream Bigger, Achieve Your Goals, and Take the Third Door at a series of prestigious upcoming events-- including for an audience of 900 at the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series and 1,500 attendees at the Ohio School Boards Association's Capital Conference-- Banayan provides audiences with an experience that is as entertaining as it is informative. 

<p>Alex Banayan reveals fascinating insights on his book on Larry King </p>

Alex Banayan reveals fascinating insights on his book on Larry King 

Millennial thought-leader and author of the Third Door ALEX BANAYAN was sought-out for an episode of Larry King Now. In the fascinating, 24-minute interview (which has already racked up thousands of views), Banayan discusses the remarkable story and game-changing insights of his new book The Third Door.  Revealing how he did everything from hack his way into one of Warren Buffet’s famous shareholders meetings, and guarantee he got to ask a question, to his sit-down interview with Bill Gates, to celebrating in a nightclub with Lady Gaga, Banayan shares the whirlwind adventure that was writing this book, and unpacks the lessons on success gleaned from spending time with titans of their industry. Heralded by Larry King as a must-read, the book’s rave reviews speak for themselves: “From redefining success with Steve Wozniak to staring death in the eyes with Jessica Alba, this book is packed with adventure, drama, and remarkable lessons the whole way through. Whether you‘re an executive or a recent college graduate, you’ll find inspiration and wisdom in The Third Door” (Arianna Huffington, Founder of the Huffington Post); “I laughed. I cried. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time . . . Once every few decades a book comes along that defines a generation. The Third Door is it.”(Eliana Murillo, head of multicultural marketing at Google); “A treasure chest of wisdom . . . knowledge that can be used by anyone, anywhere, who wants to take their journey further . . . Banayan has become one of the most equipped guides to help you climb higher mountains in your life.” (Shawn Achor, New York Times Bestselling author).

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<p>Alex Banayan’s all-access book,<em><strong> The Third Door</strong></em>, set for release </p>

Alex Banayan’s all-access book, The Third Door, set for release 

ALEX BANAYAN’s highly-anticipated book The Third Door, set for release in June 2018, will deliver game-changing insights into the secrets to true success. An unprecedented adventure that takes readers behind the scenes and into one-on-one exclusive interviews with the world’s most successful people—including Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Lady Gaga, Stephen Spielberg, Maya Angelou, Pitbull, Steve Wozniak and more— The Third Door reveals how titans of their industry launched their careers and the single trait they ultimately have in common: they all took the Third Door. Banayan’s book release and accompanying keynotes are generating loads of positive buzz on Twitter with #TheThirdDoor hashtag such as: “Excited for #TheThirdDoor by @AlexBanayan to come out next yr. Some unbelievable hustle stories. Will be 1 of the top books of the year,andCan't say enough good things about what @AlexBanayan had to say to us today…Absolutely inspiring to hear #TheThirdDoor.” Named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” and “the world’s youngest venture capitalist” by Fortune magazine, Banayan’s actionable business lessons and riveting stories make him an in-demand speaker for organizations from Apple to Harvard University. As Nike praised: “When Alex Banayan spoke at my department's corporate off-site, his energy was contagious, his story was inspiring, and his ideas were key to helping push and inspire my team’s leadership. If you're looking for someone with insight and passion, then Alex Banayan is your man.”

** Bulk copies of The Third Door are available for all events as of January 2018 leading up to the June release.

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Alex Banayan in Forbes "30 Under 30"

named by Forbes as one of “30 Under 30” in Venture Capital, ALEX BANAYAN is a leader of the next generation of investors in great new tech companies.

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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, The Third Door. Visit his website to read a pre-release chapter and other news from the millennial Mashable calls a "Venture Capital King."

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ALEX BANAYAN is the author of the national bestseller The Third Door, which chronicles his five-year quest to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Warren Buffett, Maya Angelou, Steven Spielberg, and dozens more of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers. 

Banayan has been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, Business Insider’s Most Powerful People Under 30, and been featured in major media including Fortune, Forbes, Businessweek, Billboard, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and CBS News. 

An acclaimed keynote speaker, Banayan has presented the Third Door framework to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, including Apple, Google, Nike, IBM, Snapchat, Salesforce, Disney, 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.