Zack Friedman

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  • Bestselling Author, The Lemonade Life
  • Expert on leadership, happiness and performance
  • Founder & CEO, Make Lemonade; Blackstone, Morgan Stanley, White House Alumnus
  • Senior Contributor, Forbes

Zack Friedman helps companies and people reach their full potential.

Millions of people rely on inspirational thought leader Zack Friedman for advice, including more than 20 million in 125 countries who have read his powerful insights in Forbes. Friedman is the bestselling author of the blockbuster book, The Lemonade Life, which debuted as the #1 new business audiobook on Apple’s bestseller chart. Apple also named The Lemonade Life audiobook, which Friedman narrates, a Must Listen.

Zack combines his deep experience as an entrepreneur, CEO, investor and author to deliver inspiring, motivational and actionable keynotes that drive results. Through engaging storytelling and real-world examples, Zack isolates the habits and behaviors that significantly drive innovation, creativity and energy for every audience.

A Wharton MBA and Harvard alum, his thought-provoking leadership lessons have been formed by his travel to all 50 states and 30 countries. Zack has interacted with presidents, prime ministers, CEOs and billionaires – and shares his fresh insights on leadership, happiness and transformational change that will inspire you to take action.

Zack Friedman is an electrifying keynote speaker for audiences ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, from universities to government agencies, and to the general public.

 

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How To Lead The Lemonade Life

Every day, we all make a fundamental choice to lead one of two lives: the Lemon Life or the Lemonade Life. The Lemon Life is about excuses, blame and settling for less than your best self. The Lemonade Life is leading life with purpose and possibility. These lessons apply to individuals and organiza ...

Every day, we all make a fundamental choice to lead one of two lives: the Lemon Life or the Lemonade Life. The Lemon Life is about excuses, blame and settling for less than your best self. The Lemonade Life is leading life with purpose and possibility. These lessons apply to individuals and organizations alike. In this inspiring keynote based on Zack’s bestselling book, The Lemonade Life, you will learn central tenets of positive psychology and leadership, including:

  • The 5 “switches” that will change your life and business
  • How leaders transform into Daring Disruptors
  • How organizations can lead The Lemonade Life
  • How organizations can think and act like a startup
  • The greatest lessons from the most successful Lemonade Lifers (from Warren Buffett and Jack Ma to Sam Walton and Ray Kroc and more)

The Secrets To Happiness At Work

During our career, we spend up to 70,000 hours or more at work. We want our team members to be happy at work so they can thrive, be active participants in your organization’s mission and serve customers and clients. How do we inspire more greatness at work? How do we lead with purpose? How do we dev ...

During our career, we spend up to 70,000 hours or more at work. We want our team members to be happy at work so they can thrive, be active participants in your organization’s mission and serve customers and clients. How do we inspire more greatness at work? How do we lead with purpose? How do we develop a culture of transparency to increase trust?

In this motivational keynote and call to action, Zack shares the secrets to improve your organization’s culture, increase productivity and drive results. You will learn how to:

  • Create purpose and possibility in your organization so that every team member feels valued.
  • Foster a culture of excellence driven by transparency, trust and cooperation.
  • Use the power of happiness to become the bedrock principle for organizational and team member success.
  • Leverage the teachings of a 14th century monk to revolutionize the way you think about your organization.
  • Teach your team members the surprising reason why it can be more important to have a “can’t do” attitude than a “can do” one.

Think Like A Start-Up: How To Compete In A Tech-Driven World

No matter your organization’s size or industry, there is a young, hungry start-up planning and plotting to drive disruption and innovation. In a transformative, technology-driven world, every organization must transform to address this reality. In this motivational keynote, you will learn: How to t ...

No matter your organization’s size or industry, there is a young, hungry start-up planning and plotting to drive disruption and innovation. In a transformative, technology-driven world, every organization must transform to address this reality. In this motivational keynote, you will learn:

  • How to think like a revolutionary start-up
  • How to position your organization to embrace a start-up philosophy to drive innovation and disruption
  • How to apply 5 winning habits of successful entrepreneurs and avoid the 5 pitfalls of start-up mentality
  • The 3 ways that Daring Disruptors disrupt the competition

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<p>Zack Friedman shares the secrets of how to create and spread happiness</p>

Zack Friedman shares the secrets of how to create and spread happiness

ZACK FRIEDMAN was profiled in Authority Magazine. In this interview, Zack shares the secrets to more happiness and success in life and at work. Zack inspires us to lead with purpose, and shares the importance of mentors, how to create and spread happiness, and how to create more possibility in our life.

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Warren Buffett and Zack Friedman have a life-changing lunch

Read all about the life-changing lunch between ZACK FRIEDMAN and Warren Buffett. Business Insider has the exclusive news and also features the Introduction to Zack Friedman’s bestselling, blockbuster book, The Lemonade Life.

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<p>Zack Friedman’s bestselling book, The Lemonade Life, featured on top podcasts</p>

Zack Friedman’s bestselling book, The Lemonade Life, featured on top podcasts

ZACK FRIEDMAN regularly appears as a guest on top-ranked podcasts where he has discussed his bestselling book, The Lemonade Life, and the five secrets that the most successful leaders use to fuel success, create happiness and conquer anything.
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Zack shares his best money advice in Business Insider

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Biography

Zack Friedman combines his deep experience as an entrepreneur, CEO, investor and author to deliver inspiring, motivational and actionable keynotes that drive results.

Entrepreneur & CEO. Zack is the Founder & CEO of Make Lemonade, a leading technology-driven personal finance company that empowers you to live a better financial life.

Investor: Before founding Make Lemonade, Zack served as CFO of an international energy company and as a hedge fund investor. Previously, he worked at The Blackstone Group and Morgan Stanley, and advised boards of directors and management teams of Fortune 500 companies. Zack is a former White House intern to the Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton.

Author. Zack is the bestselling author of the blockbuster book, The Lemonade Life: How To Fuel Success, Create Happiness, and Conquer Anything. The book debuted as the #1 new business audiobook on Apple’s bestseller chart, and Apple named The Lemonade Life audiobook, which Friedman narrates, a Must Listen.

Thought Leader. Friedman has inspired millions through his advice, including more than 20 million in 125 countries who have read his powerful insights in Forbes. He is a national voice and thought leader on topics such as leadership, success, happiness, strategy, change, entrepreneurship and investing, among other topics.

Zack’s work has appeared or been referenced in numerous publications including Forbes, Business Insider, CNBC, Entrepreneur, Inc, Fast Company, Yahoo Finance, MarketWatch, NBC News, U.S. News & World Report, Politico, New York Magazine and others. He also appears regularly on national television and radio, including for outlets such as CNN, NPR and ABC. CNN has called him “the guy for the case.”

Education. Zack holds degrees from Harvard, Wharton, Columbia and Johns Hopkins.

Leadership. Zack was named the “Revolutionary CFO of the Year” in the Middle East. He is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member emeritus of the Dean’s Council at Harvard Kennedy School. He is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and California Bar. He has served as a board director for several energy and healthcare companies, and as a lecturer at Columbia Law School.

USA Today named him one of the Top 20 college students in America as a member of the All-USA College Academic Team. The Asia Society named him an Asia 21 Young Leader, one of the top leaders under the age of forty who will impact global affairs in coming decades.