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Garry Kasparov, Attitude Speaker

Garry Kasparov

    • World Chess Champion, Author, and Master of Strategy
    • Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation based in New York
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Don't fear intelligent machines. Work with them | Garry Kasparov [Ted]

Don't fear intelligent machines. Work with them | Garry Kasparov [Ted]

Deep Thinking | Garry Kasparov | Talks at Google

Deep Thinking | Garry Kasparov | Talks at Google

Chess Grandmaster Reveals Insight On Strategy, Capitalism & Russia - Garry Kasparov

Chess Grandmaster Reveals Insight On Strategy, Capitalism & Russia - Garry Kasparov

“The Last War of the Russian Empire.” Exclusive interview with Garry Kasparov | World Today |

“The Last War of the Russian Empire.” Exclusive interview with Garry Kasparov | World Today |

Garry Kasparov Speaker Biography

Garry Kasparov has been the highest-rated chess player in the world for over twenty years and is widely considered the greatest chess player that ever lived.

As a master of strategy, today he applies the insights and unique perspective from his extraordinary chess career to the issues of leadership, logical thinking, strategy, and success to the speakers circuit and Russian politics.

Known as an extremely intuitive chess player, Kasparov also emphasizes intuition's role in achieving one's full potential as an individual and achieving superior performance as the leader of a group or organization. His battles with the super computer "Deep Blue" were worldwide, headline news and he has been at the forefront of innovation in chess for over twenty years. He has been at the cutting-edge of research and the battles between humans and computers from as far back as 1989.

His global reach is fed by a steady stream of keynote speaking engagements around the world. His speech topics vary from country to country, but he is never far from what he knows best - strategy and logical thinking. He takes his listeners into the world of calculus, deep thought, the analytical mind, and what constitutes intelligence without reducing the answer to plain black and white. More importantly, Kasparov speeches are customized for every corporation or language group to include local facts and items of interest.

Mr. Kasparov is the founder and inspiration behind the Kasparov Chess Foundation, whose mission is to introduce chess into the educational system worldwide. He is a regular contributor to the editorial page of the "Wall Street Journal" and most recently Volume V (Karpov), of his best-selling series of books "My Great Predecessors" was released. Over 100,000 hardcover copies of the series in several languages have been sold - a record for chess. In 2007 his first mainstream book "How Life Imitates Chess" will be released.

Mr. Kasparov remains the highest-rated player in the history of chess and the only icon in a game of over 100 million players.

On Friday, 11th March, 2005 Kasparov announced his retirement from competitive chess after twenty years as the Number One Ranked Player in the World.

Kasparov is busy campaigning throughout the length and breadth of Russia and, as he explains, "We are not fighting to win elections - we are fighting to have elections. The goal is to bring all opposition groups into a broad coalition to return Russia to the path of democracy."  Russia today is dangerously sliding into a corrupt dictatorship and despite the high price of oil, most of the population has little to show for it.

In December 2004, Garry Kasparov was elected Co-Chairman of the ALL RUSSIA CIVIL CONGRESS and in May of 2006 he became Chairman of the UNITED CIVIL FRONT OF RUSSIA.

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Understanding Your Own Process
I’m going to put you all in the shoes of leaders and decision-makers of all kinds. From presidential candidates to CEOs and even an admiral at war. It’s not the magnitude of a decision, or the management level. It’s the process. By the time we are finished you will be aware of your own tendencies as a decision-maker. We might not be able to change the hardware we were born with, that’s our DNA, but we can definitely upgrade our software!

The Big Picture on Leadership
Leadership is not about power. It is about vision, determination and courage. Courage is the inal, and often overlooked, ingredient in successful decision-making and successful innovation. We have mapped this world, yes. But with courage and will, you can create new world to explore. To lead is to decide.

Achieving Your Potential - Success is in the Mind
All the data and all the computers in the world cannot tell you which are the right questions to ask. Intuition is where it all comes together: our experience, knowledge and will. If you aren’t exploiting these human skills you are only a spectator of the data. 

Additional Keynote Speech Topics:

  •  Making use of Strategic Thinking in Business & Politics
  •  Logical Thinking - Strategy for decoding the Complexity of Life 
  •  Limit of Endurance - How to Build Confidence
  •  Leaders vs. Managers
  •  Strategy, Tactics, and Competition 
  •  How Technology has Changed the Game of Chess Forever
  •  All you have to do is find the courage to make up your mind 


Fireside Chat with Garry Kasparov [60-90 minutes]
Same content essentially as in a keynote speech except that Kasparov is unscripted and dialogue is “off the cuff”. Garry and the interviewer chat for approx. one hour. Subject matter selected by the Host organization. Audience Q&A follows. The time flies by!

Seminars with Garry Kasparov [2-5 hours]
A seminar with Garry Kasparov is a unique chance to get hands-on coaching from a man with a lifetime of high-pressure peak performance to share.  Ideal for top management and especially for technology companies. These customized sessions focus on getting the participants to evaluate their own decision-making process, to find their strengths and weaknesses and, as Kasparov puts it, “to upgrade their mental software.” Working in groups and directly with Kasparov, the seminars are an instructive and entertaining tour through dynamic decision-making scenarios, each prepared especially for the client. Previous seminars have included examples from the worlds of business, politics, and even military history.

Simultaneous Chess Exhibition (Simul) [Typically last 2-3 hours]
A “SIMUL” is a masterful display of chess. This intriguing contest involves up to 20 amateur opponents playing simultaneously against Garry. Always for fun, easy to organize and usually for corporate entertainment. Organizer can add any number of spectators/guests. The key to a simul is to make it fun and a memorable experience for the participants and sponsors alike – not serious competitive chess. Simuls usually commence in the late afternoon or early evening and some sponsors just serve cocktails and hors’ d’oeuvres during play!

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