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Alex Banayan - Executive Speakers Bureau - Author

Alex Banayan

    • The Only Nationally-Bestselling Business Author Under 30 in America
    • Author of the National Bestseller "The Third Door"
    • Named to Forbes’ "30 Under 30" list and Business Insider’s "Most Powerful People Under 30"
    • Acclaimed keynote speaker and expert on exponential success
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$15,000 - $20,000

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Alex Talks at Google

Alex Talks at Google

2019 Promo

2019 Promo

Alex Banayan is the author of the national bestseller The Third Door, which chronicles his five-year quest to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Warren Buffett, Maya Angelou, Steven Spielberg, and dozens more of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers. 

Banayan has been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, Business Insider’s Most Powerful People Under 30, and been featured in major media including Fortune, Forbes, Businessweek, Billboard, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and CBS News. 

An acclaimed keynote speaker, Banayan has presented the Third Door framework to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, including Apple, Google, Nike, IBM, Snapchat, Salesforce, Disney, Harvard, and countless others. Microsoft declared that Banayan “cracked the code for success.”

A leader of the next generation of entrepreneurs and the focus of major media around the world, Banayan is a venture associate at Alsop Louie Partners, a high-tech venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Fortune magazine reported that Banayan was "the world’s youngest venture capitalist" and Business Insider named him one of the “Most Powerful People Under 30.”

A leader of the next generation of entrepreneurs, Banayan has contributed to FastCompany, The Washington Post, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur magazine, The Huffington Post, and TechCrunch. He’s been featured in major media including Businessweek, Forbes magazine, Fortune magazine, Fox News, Bloomberg TV, and CBS News.

The Third Door: How to Dream Bigger, Achieve Your Goals & Find Success 

Alex Banayan takes audiences on an unprecedented adventure— from the private office of Bill Gates to a nightclub with Lady Gaga, from a star-studded party with Steven Spielberg to a massive stadium with Warren Buffett—to share the game-changing research behind his new book, The Third Door, and to reveal the secrets to success. Banayan’s highly-anticipated business book chronicles his remarkable journey tracking down the world's most successful people to ultimately uncover the single trait they have in common: they all took the Third Door.

In Banayan’s most popular keynote, he brings audience behind the scenes of The Third Door’s pages and into his exclusive one-on-one interviews with some of the world’s most successful people.  Packed with practical business lessons and riveting anecdotes, Banayan’s keynote empowers audiences to find The Third Door in their own work and lives, leaves listeners transformed and changes the way organizations achieve their goals.


Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, And the Price is Right: Decoding the Art of Risk Taking

Drawing from his three most popular stories—his wild quest to interview Bill Gates, how he hacked Warren Buffett’s shareholders meeting, and how he funded his book by winning the iconic game show The Price Is Right—Banayan distills the three keys any organization can use to take better and smarter risks, which is essential to organizational growth.

In this widely celebrated keynote, Banayan’s framework will transform your view of risk taking from it being the enemy—to it being a friend. No matter your age, and no matter your stage, risk taking is the key to growth, innovation, and achievement—and we all need a better relationship with it. Banayan’s keynote shows us how.

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