David Goldsmith, President and Co-Founder of the Goldsmith Organization (New York and Hong Kong) and the author of Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future, is an international consultant, adviser, and professional speaker to C-level leaders in commerce, non-profits, government, military, and education for his expertise on leadership and strategic decision making. David is Co-founder of Buzd, LLC (San Diego) – tech patents and Ecosystem/AI, Inc. (San Francisco) – big data predictive analytics; Co-founder and CEO of TymSync, Inc. (San Diego); and Founder of Project Moon Hut, a three-year effort with NASA to enable sustainable life on the Moon through the accelerated development of a space based economy.
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David Goldsmith is a consultant, executive adviser, educator, author, entrepreneur, and patent holder. He is the pioneer of the groundbreaking Enterprise Thinking approach to leading and managing that rapidly transforms leaders and advances organizations. David works from the belief that if leaders think better, they will do better, regardless of their management level, degree of experience, industry, geography, culture, and function. His insights on how leadership challenges are universal— separated only by industry-specific vocabulary and trappings— enable him to deliver solutions to a global client base. He speaks on leadership and any combination of factors affecting it including but not limited to forecasting, innovation, and strategy.
David is President and Co-founder of the Goldsmith Organization (New York and Hong Kong), a consulting firm servicing executive clients worldwide in commerce, nonprofits, governments, militaries, and education; Co-founder of ecosystem.AI (San Francisco), a predictive analytics and visualization company that finds hidden value in market and organizational complexity relationships through identified patterns and spatial trends to reveal how business and organizational ecosystems change over time; Co-founder of Buzd, LLC (San Francisco), a firm in which he is a patent holder for technological applications and products related to artificial intelligence, cell phone applications, battery technologies, and consumer products; Co-founder and CEO of TymSync, Inc. (San Diego), a forward-oriented firm that develops innovative technologies; Founder and Project Leader of Project Moon Hut, a three-year effort with NASA (Silicon Valley) to enable sustainable life on the moon through the accelerated development of a space based economy; and adviser and stakeholder in several cutting-edge startups from around the world.
His book, Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future has received praise for replacing common leadership thinking with eye-opening perspectives and practical “tools” designed for decision makers to put to immediate use and to easily transfer to others, thus multiplying beneficial outcomes organization wide. Readers rapidly convert ideas to results, produce substantial financial returns, and take charge of their professional and personal lives.
During his twelve years of adjunct professorate at New York University, David was awarded NYU’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He was named by Meetings Magazine as one of its 26 Hottest Speakers for his ability to deliver transformational and engaging programs. His content is drawn from the depth and diversity of 30 years of business and nonprofit experience, enabling him to cross-pollinate ideas from one industry or sector to another and informing his understanding of the macro, micro, and nuanced challenges facing leaders and managers on a daily basis. His presentations deliver “I’ve-never-thought-of-it-that-way” solutions across multiple platforms, industries, and environments.
David does not subscribe to an all-work-and-no-play lifestyle. Rather, clients glean additional value from his strong emphasis on experiencing a high quality of life in simultaneous pursuit of professional excellence: a practice by which he lives daily. Those who know David equally attest that he approaches every endeavor with an authentic zest to fulfill the promise written on the cover of Paid to THINK—Achieve More, Earn More, and Live More.
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Give your next group of discerning leaders a top-notch, unforgettable, life-changing program with Consulting from the Stage™! Considered the gold standard of 100% customization by decision makers, meeting planners, and speakers’ bureaus worldwide, Consulting from the Stage™ challenges audiences to think differently, surprises, engages, educates, motivates, and inspires by awakening minds to expanded and sometimes counterintuitive perspectives that take leaders from where they are to where they want to be faster than they ever thought possible. Consulting from the Stage™ uses proprietary research methods to address each audience’s specific challenges and needs.
Consulting from the Stage™ has helped leaders in commerce, nonprofits, governments, militaries, and education to expand, grow, learn, innovate, enhance performance, increase productivity, outpace competitors, improve working environments, upgrade the customer experience, secure and retain talent, uncover greater opportunities, and much more. Participants always leave with proven take-away tools and accompanying instructions to ensure that they have everything they need to drive performance and results immediately upon return their return to work.
PAID TO THINK™: The 12 Game-Changing Secrets to Great Leadership (Based on the Internationally Acclaimed Book)
Any desired outcome or promising future can become a reality for the leader who learns two things: (1) how to sidestep the common tendency to value busyness over idleness and take action before best options are considered and (2) how to use simple yet powerful “thinking” tools to convert ideas to results. In this program, described as a “hurricane to the brain”, David Goldsmith combines lessons of success from his 30-year business career and consultative work with thousands of decision makers worldwide along with his award-winning New York University teachings to reveal stunning realities and game-changing secrets.
This program is educational and engaging, and its take-away tools are designed to be put to immediate use regardless of a leader’s need: increasing performance individually or organizationally, strategizing, expanding opportunities, accelerating growth, gaining buy in, attracting and securing talent, and so on to Achieve More, Earn More, and Live More.
Project Moon Hut and the Age of Infinite: Reaching for the Stars to Shape Earth’s Destiny
We are entering a new era in human history called The Age of Infinite, a time of potentially infinite opportunities and resources for future generations based on our decisions and actions today. Over the past three years, David Goldsmith, alongside individuals at NASA’s portal in Mountain View, California, has been discussing many of the challenges facing the space ecosystem. Together they have uncovered and are addressing new approaches to accelerating, advancing, and amplifying the opportunities that space can bring to life on Earth. During this discussion, attendees will hear how a group of people are driving innovation through (1) new alliances being formed within an enlarged global business ecosystem powered by AI and machine learning, (2) an advanced learning platform to educate a billion people about space’s role in the Earth’s future, (3) worldwide participation through the initiative, Project Moon Hut, its classification system, tools, and transformative language, and (4) a global government engagement program. While participants hear about our fascinating new frontier, as leaders they learn how to more innovatively and enjoyably forge the destiny of their organization and career through refreshing, modern, universal, and proven techniques.
“David Goldsmith is not your typical professional speaker. He'll shock your brain with his nontraditional, outside-inside-all-around-the-box, fruit-basket turnover insight. His perspectives will cause you to stop, think and reimagine your future. You can't leave his sessions without being provoked to think differently and question the status quo." — CEO, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, Promotional Products Association International Meetings Architect and Industry 2.0 Unguru, National Association of Dental Plans
“Extraordinary…keynote speaker…insights and instincts were brilliant… exceeded all expectations…many senior members thought [David’s] presentation was the most informative they had ever heard at any conference… particularly impressive as each of these senior members have been in the industry 30 years or more and collectively attended hundreds of conferences." — Peretore & Peretore, PC, National Equipment Finance Association
“I pulled two items out of your presentation that we will roll out globally through Johnson and Johnson. You've got me thinking about everything." — Vice President and CIO, Johnson and Johnson