Nella sezione dei Markethinkers sono presenti i guru del Marketing e i principali rappresentanti dell’imprenditoria.
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950 in Blackheath, London, England, United Kingdom) is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies.
At the age of sixteen his first BUSINESS venture was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson's Virgin BRAND grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic and expanded the Virgin Records MUSIC label.
Edward de Bono (born 19 May 1933 in Malta) is a Maltese physician, psychologist, author, inventor and consultant. He originated the term lateral thinking, wrote the book Six Thinking Hats and is a proponent of the teaching of thinking as a subject in schools.
Edward Charles Francis Publius de Bono was born in Malta on 19 May 1933. Educated at St. Edward's College, Malta De Bono then gained a medical degree from the University of Malta. He studied at York University, Toronto, and later was a Rhodes Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, where he gained an MA in psychology and physiology. He represented Oxford in polo and set two canoeing records. He also has a PhD degree in medicine from Trinity College, Cambridge, a DDes (Doctor of DESIGN) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and an LLD from the University of Dundee.
Drucker's Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. He was also a leader in the development of management education, he invented the concept known as management by objectives, and he has been described as "the founder of modern management".
Philip Kotler (born May 27, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American marketing author, consultant, and professor; currently the S. C. Johnson Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is the author of over 55 marketing books, including Principles of Marketing, Kotler on Marketing: How to Create, Win, and Dominate Markets, and Marketing 3.0: From Products to Customers to the Human Spirit. Kotler describes strategic marketing as serving as "the link between society's needs and its pattern of industrial response."
Steven Paul Jobs was an American entrepreneur, marketer and inventor, who was the cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he is widely recognized as a charismatic and design-driven pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies."
Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Godin received his high school diploma from Williamsville East High School in 1978 before graduating from Tufts University with a degree in computer science and philosophy. Godin attended Camp Arowhon, where he was a valued canoe instructor. He still frequents the camp to tell ghost stories. Godin often refers to his camp days in his writings. Godin earned his MBA in marketing from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. From 1983 to 1986, he worked as a brand manager at Spinnaker Software.
Jay Baer (born September 29, 1969) is an American marketing consultant, speaker, and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Youtility.
Dr. Joe Vitale (born on dicember 29, 1953) is president of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc, a marketing consulting firm. He has been called "the Buddha of the Internet" for his combination of spirituality and marketing acumen.
Mari Smith (born in Ontario, Canada) is the Premier Facebook Marketing Expert and social media thought leader.
James C. "Jim" Collins III (born 1958) is an American business consultant, author, and lecturer on the subject of company sustainability and growth.
Collins received a BS in Mathematical Sciences at Stanford University, and afterwards obtained his MBA (also from Stanford) followed by 18 months as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. He then worked as a product manager for Hewlett-Packard.
Jonathan Budd is committed to “creating a world that works for all life” and to leaving “a better world than we found” for future generations. He fulfills this mission in his daily life and through leadership of several game-changing organizations.
David was first introduced to the world of network marketing when his father dropped him off at an Amway meeting when he was a young teenager.
He joined two well known MLM companies and he had terrible success. In his third company, David learned how to target infkuential people for his business. David recruited one of the most influential men in his community, who in turn personally brought in over 200 people into David’s business team.
Frank Kern (born on August 30, 1973) is a successful entrepreneur, internet marketer and business consultant from the US and is considered by many to be one of the top "guru's" in the internet marketing space today. His info products typically sell for $1997, a figure that has become almost a standard ticket price for top internet marketing product launches. His latest information product is called Mass Conversion and was released in 2014.
Guy Levine is the CEO and Founder of Return. He started his internet career by founding an internet business at 17 and exiting 1 year later during the .com boom. He has not looked back since.
Rand Fishkin is the founder and former CEO of the Web’s most popular SEO “MOZ” born on July 10, 1979, in Seattle, U.S.A. He grew up with his parents Gillian Muessig and Scott Fishkin. He attended the University of Washington in Seattle but drop out because he failed to graduate. Regarding his info, he holds American Nationality and falls under Eastern Europian white ethnic group.
Gary Vaynerchuk (born Gennady Vaynerchuk on November 14, 1975), is an American serial entrepreneur, four-time New York Times bestselling author, speaker and internationally recognized internet personality. First known as a leading wine critic who grew his family’s wine business from $3 million to $60 million, Vaynerchuk is best known as a digital marketing and social-media pioneer at the helm of New York-based VaynerMedia and VaynerX.
David Meerman Scott (born in 1961) is an American online marketing strategist and author of several books on marketing, including The New Rules of Marketing and PR.
Regis McKenna (born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) founded his own high tech marketing firm, Regis McKenna, Inc., in Silicon Valley in 1970 after working in the marketing departments of two early semiconductor pioneering companies. He is included in the San Jose Mercury News' Millennium 100 as "one of the 100 people who made Silicon Valley what it is today."
John Chow was born in a small farming village in Mainland, China. When he was 7 years old, he immigrated to Canada with his family.
In 2005, he started a blog income to prove you can make money by blogging. Goals was to make $3,000 a month on two hours a day.
Yaro Starak (born July 19, 1979) is an Australian internet marketer, blogger and owner of the website Entrepreneurs-Journey.com, a blog about entrepreneurship, internet marketing, selling information online and personal development. Yaro has been creating, buying and selling internet assets since 1998. He teaches people how to make a full-time income from blogging part time through his Blog Mastermind coaching program and how to launch online membership sites through his Membership Site Mastermind course.
Mitch Joel (born in May, 1971) is a journalist and publicist. He is president of Twist Image, a digital marketing agency and president and a founding partner of Distort Entertainment.
Laura Ries is an author of books and co-founder in of the advertising consultancy firm Ries & Ries with her father, Al Ries. She has also written several books.
David Risley has been blogging for 15 years - long before the word "blog" even existed. It was in 1998 that he started his first website on the free web space given to him by his ISP. Over the course of the next few years, that site turned into PCMech.com - a large technology blog. That tech blog grew to over a quarter million visitors per month, appeared in several major media outlets, and was generating a six-figure revenue stream.
Timothy Ferriss (born July 20, 1977) is an American author, entrepreneur, self-proclaimed "human guinea pig", and public speaker.
He has written a number of self-help books on the "4-hour" theme, some of which have appeared on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller lists, starting with The 4-Hour Workweek.
Ferriss is also an angel investor and an advisor to Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Evernote, and Uber, among other companies.
Brian Solis (born December 8, 1970) is a digital analyst, speaker and author. He studies disruptive technology and its impact on business at Altimeter Group, a research firm acquired by global brand management consultancy Prophet in 2015. Solis publishes annual industry reports that track technology and business trends and offer change management direction to companies. The author of several books discussing digital marketing, evolving business models, customer experience and brand innovation, Solis shares his research and insights as a frequent keynote speaker at technology, business and creativity events. His work is credited with influencing the early digital and social marketing landscape.
Sarah Zeldman is a highly experienced professional in the fields of technology, online marketing and social media management. Sarah’s business consulting expertise has been instrumental in helping business owners and entrepreneurs realize their goals of increasing sales by utilizing her proven strategic online marketing campaigns.
Yanik Silver is an entrepreneur, author, and well-known digital marketing expert. Silver is the founder of Maverick Business Adventures, an invitation-only club for high net worth and adventurous entrepreneurs.
Neil Patel (born on April 24, 1985, in London, England) is the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations. Neil has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.
Chris Brogan (born April 1, 1970) is an American author, journalist, marketing consultant, and speaker about social media marketing.
Brogan was born in Maine and has lived more than half of his life in northern part of Massachusetts.
Chris Farrell is economics editor of Marketplace Money, a nationally syndicated one-hour weekly personal finance show produced by American Public Media. Chris is also economics correspondent for Marketplace, the largest business program in broadcasting and chief economics correspondent for American RadioWorks, the largest producer of long-form documentaries in public radio. He is also contributing economics editor at Business Week magazine. He was host and executive editor of public television’s Right on the Money. He is the author of two books: Right on the Money: Taking Control of Your Personal Finances, and Deflation: What Happens When Prices Fall. Chris is a graduate of Stanford and the London School of Economics.