Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur and author from Silicon Valley. He is coauthor with Linkedin founder/chairman Reid Hoffman of the New York Times bestseller «The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age», which describes a new framework for managing today’s employees.
Also, he is cofounder and partner at Village Global, a $100M venture capital fund that invests in startup entrepreneurs. This is my full-time job.
He is also co-author with Reid of the #1 New York Times bestselling book «The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career». The Start-up of You, translated into a dozen languages, has become one of the most referenced guides on how to thrive professionally in the modern world.
Recently, he served as Chief of Staff in the office of the chairman at LinkedIn. He’s also a multi-time technology entrepreneur. He advises companies on talent issues as a partner at the consultancy Allied Talent.
BusinessWeek named Ben “one of America’s top young entrepreneurs.”HR Magazine named Ben one of the top trendsetters in the human resources industry. And dozens of outlets have covered his work including CNN, Charlie Rose, and The Economist.
The employer-employee relationship is broken, and managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma. Ben Casnocha shares the solution with audiences and helps them understand that employees are not family or free agents but allies.
Ben Casnocha speaks regularly on talent management, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the future of work to top corporations and associations. He also facilitate management workshops and interactive seminars.
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GE is competing in its third century. The key to sustained performance is developing competitive leaders in every era. The Alliance captures the essence of modern talent development: trust and mutual value creation helps both employer and employee compete in the marketplace. The authors lay out a framework that helps big companies as well as startups develop their people more effectively, while creating a competitive team.