An Evening of Insights with Steve Forbes
Navigating the Economy for Business Growth and Success
Steve Forbes continues to lead the most successful business news magazine in America. Throughout his tenure, his keen ability to provide economic insights on the big issues of the day has been trusted by business leaders around the world. Mr. Forbes addresses the current economic situation and provides insights and strategic advice for business growth and success.
Leadership Lessons: The Stunning Parallels between
Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today’s Top Business Leaders
Times and circumstances change but principles and human nature do not. Based on his book, Power Ambition Glory, Steve Forbes provides six intriguing lessons from comparisons between great leaders of the ancient world and contemporary business leaders. What do Cyrus the Great and Jack Welch have in common? What do great leaders know that allowed Serge Brin and Larry Page of Google to challenge and best two formidable competitors, Microsoft and Yahoo? Julius Caesar was blinded to the dangers that eventually did him in, as surely as greed blinded Wall Street. In this illuminating and entertaining talk, Steve Forbes provides the lessons that will make or break businesses right now by exploring the remarkable similarities between those who directed the empires of the ancient world and many of today's corporate and political leadership.
The Flat Tax Revolution
In his presentation on the Flat Tax Revolution, Steve Forbes calls for substantial reforms to America's fundamental economic systems as they operate today. He argues that "Countries increasingly recognize that if they don't adopt the flat tax, they will lose jobs, capital and their own ambitious entrepreneurs to more growth friendly nations." A simple flat tax, in his view, will slash tax rates and spur economic growth. In his remarks, he will discuss a myriad of Flat Tax benefits through the lens of the current economic landscape and forecast, including: how a simple 17 percent flat tax will save citizens time, money, and worry; why the Flat Tax will eliminate the IRS and its bureaucrats; why the Flat Tax will create jobs, and bring back ones we have lost overseas; how other countries are already reaping the benefits of a flat tax system; how the flat tax will stop special interests getting tax breaks at the expense of citizens; and what you can do to make the Flat Tax a reality. As Mr. Forbes explains, the Flat Tax is not a partisan issue—it is a taxpayer issue that affects all Americans.
Case Study: Steve Forbes Speaks at the Southwest Car Wash Association
STEVE FORBES, chairman of Forbes Media, gave economic and business insights to a crowd with record-breaking attendance at the 2021 Southwest Car Wash Association held their annual event at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The event had over 2,400 people from 45 different states made up mainly of business owners of car wash operations, vendors, and suppliers, gathered to network and discuss innovation, business solutions and new tech. Attendees loved the lineup, saying: “Your speakers were fantastic; this was the best lineup of programming I have seen in the industry” … “Awesome show” ... “Great leadership for the industry” ... “Again — first class as always” … “Just what my team needed” ... and “Always the very best.”
Virtual Programming: What's Ahead with Steve Forbes
STEVE FORBES, one of the most well-known names in America, iconic economic thinker, and unparalleled expert on tax and monetary issues, is in-demand for his clean, and well-produced virtual keynotes and shrewd and timely insights on the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. As host of "What's Ahead," a virtual video podcast Forbess records from his home, he provides prescient insight into the intersection of society, economics and policy. In a recent episode he proposes a novel, free market solution to Fast-Tracking a COVID-19 Vaccine by creating a “Vaccine Prize.” Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media-- one of the most recognized brands in America-- Forbes is also a bestselling author, a fixture on Fox Business, and His widely-read Forbes op-ed "To Get Our Economy Moving, Focus On Testing For Coronavirus" made headlines across major outlets. Rave reviews from Forbes recent events, include: "He was the BEST, as always. I would book him for every event if I could. He’s just a gracious, humble man. Our clients really enjoyed him..." (Willis Towers Watson)
Steve Forbes in the News
Long sought after for his unparalleled business and political perspectives, STEVE FORBES makes countless media appearances.
Steve Forbes is the go-to voice on the economy
STEVE FORBES, one of the most well-known names in America, iconic economic thinker, and unparalleled expert on tax and monetary issues, is in-demand for his shrewd and timely insights on the economy. An engaging, articulate, and informative speaker, Forbes has captivated packed audiences everywhere from business and banker associations, to innovation conferences, to college campuses nationwide. The Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media-- one of the most recognized brands in America-- Forbes is also a bestselling author, a fixture on Fox Business and news channels, and host of "What's Ahead," his prescient podcast on intersection of society, economics and policy. Forbes' book MONEY, was recently turned into an award-winning PBS documentary – In Money We Trust? – which continues to draw critical and public acclaim.
Forbes' rave reviews from recent events include:
Steve Forbes' podcast offers powerful lessons amid turbulent times
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media STEVE FORBES has added his own podcast to his impressive media portfolio. Entitled "What's Ahead," Forbes' podcast features his signature views on the intersection of society, economics and policy, all informed by his unique perspective as an avid student of history who twice ran for president and now helms one of the world’s most instantly recognizable media brands. The podcast also allows Forbes to engage the world’s top newsmakers, politicians and pioneers in business and economics in honest conversations meant to challenge traditional ways of thinking. Heralded by audience worldwide for his candid insights, substantive analysis, and ability to connect with any audience, Forbes' consistently receives rave reviews at every event, such as: "He was the BEST, as always. I would book him for every event if I could. He’s just a gracious, humble man. Our clients really enjoyed him and loved that he was roaming around during cocktail hour chatting. It makes my life so much easier when speakers are like him." (Willis Towers Watson); "Steve Forbes was fantastic!" (Western Riverside Council of Governments); "Throughout my professional and academic career – I have been fortunate to be able to invite “thought leaders” from across the field of business to speak on campus. There is no doubt in my mind Mr. Forbes is the top speaker I have ever brought to campus! Mr. Forbes exuded a high level of professionalism and thoughtfulness... He was more than generous with his time... Everyone who had an opportunity to hear him speak was impressed with his vast knowledge on a myriad of topics... People were simply captivated by his comments and stories!" (Florida Gulf Coast University)
Steve Forbes, frequent contributor on Fox
As Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, and an internationally recognized in the worlds of economics, finance, and corporate leadership, STEVE FORBES is a fixture on Fox Business and Fox News channels. Heralded for his shrewd and useful insights on trade, health care, U.S.-China relations, taxes and more, Forbes is a business icon who is an internationally respected authority on all issues of economics, finance and politics. Forbes brings the same substantive and engaging commentary he's known for on air to each of his engagements. He offers audiences thought-provoking insights and riveting anecdotes that make each of his engagements a smash hit. Recently named one of the top 10 most influential libertarians by Newsmax, Forbes has recently been sought-out for events as varied as the Synergy Global Forum and WE Day. He consistently garners tweets of praise from audience-members such as: "@SteveForbesCEO was an honor to meet you today. Thank you for your time, knowledge and insights into the future" and "Turns out @SteveForbesCEO is an excellent storyteller." Forbes receives similarly stellar reviews from event-planners such as: "Steve Forbes was absolutely fantastic!... We had a sell out for the event and that was due in large part to the popularity of Steve as our Annual Meeting speaker. I would highly recommend Steve to any group looking for a speaker that will be a draw and will give a most informative presentation" (Louisiana Association of Business and Industry)
Steve Forbes sought-out for his insights on China and trade
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, STEVE FORBES has become a fixture on Fox News thanks to his shrewd and useful insights on trade, tariffs and China. Highlighting the impact of an escalating trade war on businesses and consumers alike, Forbes breaks down other ways to approach relations with China, illuminating a path forward. Forbes also recently penned a widely-shared New York Times op-ed on the topic, calling for President Trump to end tariffs. A business icon and internationally respected authority on all issues of economics, finance and politics, Forbes brings the same substantive and engaging commentary to each of his engagements. He offers audiences thought-provoking insights and riveting anecdotes that make each of his engagements a smash hit. Recently named one of the top 10 most influential libertarians by Newsmax, Forbes has recently been sought-out for events as varied as Woodard's Scaling New Heights Conference and the Synergy Global Forum. He consistently garners tweets of praise from audience-members such as: "@SteveForbesCEO was an honor to meet you today. Thank you for your time, knowledge and insights into the future" and "Turns out @SteveForbesCEO is an excellent storyteller." Forbes receives similarly stellar reviews from event-planners such as: "Steve Forbes was absolutely fantastic!... We had a sell out for the event and that was due in large part to the popularity of Steve as our Annual Meeting speaker. I would highly recommend Steve to any group looking for a speaker that will be a draw and will give a most informative presentation" (Louisiana Association of Business and Industry)
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Steve Forbes addresses full house at an Illinois college
Media mogul and business expert STEVE FORBES addressed a packed concert hall of hundreds of students at North Central College recently, discussing the market, policy, and how Forbes Media stays relevant in a shifting media landscape. As Forbes told the rapt audience, “What is your mission? If you remind yourself what it is you’re trying to do, and you don’t get quite as hung up, if the means to achieve that purpose change as ours did drastically.” Following the event Forbes answered student questions, as attendees tweeted about the packed auditorium. As the college’s Student Government Association President said, “Mr. Forbes brings a wealth of knowledge that spans across the business world, politics and journalism.” The engagement generated much attention from local news, including a video clip.Watch Forbes at North Central College >>
Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media.
Steve’s newest project is the podcast “What’s Ahead,” where he engages the world’s top newsmakers, politicians and pioneers in business and economics in honest conversations meant to challenge traditional conventions as well as featuring Steve’s signature views on the intersection of society, economics and policy.
Steve helped create the recently released and highly acclaimed public television documentary, In Money We Trust?, which was produced under the auspices of Maryland Public television. The film was inspired by the book he co-authored, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It.
Steve’s latest book is Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity co-authored by Elizabeth Ames (McGraw-Hill Professional).
Steve writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate.
In both 1996 and 2000, Steve campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits and a strong national defense. Steve continues to energetically promote this agenda.