901-754-9404
My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
Peter Guber, Speaker

Peter Guber

    • Chairman and CEO of the Mandalay Entertainment Group
    • Former Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment
    • Co-owner of four professional sports teams and #1 NYT Bestselling Author
Full Bio
Fee Range

$30,000 - $50,000

Travels From

California

2020 Demo Reel

2020 Demo Reel

Peter Guber has spent his entire life blazing his own trail. From movies to music to television to sports, he has seized the opportunity and been a pioneer in businesses and industries that are notoriously difficult. A successful executive and entrepreneur in various industries, he has deep strategic and operational experience with universal application.
Peter’s diverse career encompasses 40 years of experience that has propelled him to success as an executive, entrepreneur, professional sports team owner, and #1 NYT bestselling author. His extraordinary life has been built on sharing a vision and creating the organization to realize that dream.

In his keynotes, Peter shares lessons he has learned from a life at the highest levels of sports and entertainment – revealing tools and processes that inform and ignite the newest leaders in the business community as they strive to make big things happen.

Peter Guber’s career has been fueled by curiosity and personal reinvention. He is Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group. Before Mandalay, Peter was Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Chairman and CEO of Polygram Entertainment, Owner and Co-Founder of Casablanca Record & Filmworks and President of Columbia Pictures. He produced or executive produced (personally or through his companies) films that garnered five Best Picture Academy Award nominations (winning for Rain Man) and box office hits that include The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Batman, Flashdance, The Kids Are All Right and Soul Surfer.

Peter is operating Owner of the three-time NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, an Owner of the six-time National League West Champion, and two-time National League Champion, Los Angeles Dodgers, and an Owner and Executive Chairman of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). He is Co-Executive Chairman of aXiomatic, a broad-based esports and gaming company that owns Team Liquid, a premier esports team. Peter is a Regent of the University of California and has been a professor at UCLA for 40 years.

Peter is a noted author with works including Shootout: Surviving Fame and (Mis)Fortune in Hollywood, which became a 7-year television series on AMC which he hosted. He wrote the cover article for the Harvard Business Review titled, The Four Truths of the Storyteller. His most recent business book, Tell To Win – Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story, became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller.

“The most successful companies and leaders must generate new ideas, unleash the creative talent of their people, move innovative thinking throughout their organization, overcome resistance, and have an accelerated time to market that leaves competitors in the dust.”
- Peter Guber

Winning

Like it or not, we live in a disruptive world. Whether the disruptor is a competitive organization or customers who are choosing alternative solutions, regardless of how established your business is – you’re vulnerable. Businesses today have two choices: you can either be the disruptor or be disrupted.

The call to action is to be a challenger to your own incumbency, to lead the charge to innovate and transform and add the greatest value to your industry before someone else does.

Winning in today’s business climate of uncertainty, turbulence and disruption requires creating a winning culture that focuses on attitude as much as aptitude, being insatiably curious without being critical, and exceptional communication that overcomes organization resistance and engenders buy-in by all stakeholders. Culture, curiosity and communication have been the three cornerstones that have fueled Peter Guber’s ability to win in diverse industries.

“Perhaps the worst mantra is ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.’ With the exponential rate of change today, if it ain’t broke, you must be willing, as an incumbent, to break it yourself, because if you don’t, your challenger will. Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”
- Peter Guber


The Power of a Purposeful Story

Peter Guber’s extraordinary life has been about telling the right story at the right time and winning.

The ability to tell a purposeful story well is a highly powerful and vastly underutilized professional business tool. It is indeed the secret sauce that can propel success. Unfortunately, by the time most people have entered business, stories, as professional tools, have been dismissed as too soft and have been replaced by soulless bullet points and forgettable data. Yet, only stories and their telling can create the emotional experiences that make the important information embedded within the story memorable, resonant and actionable.

Today everyone – whether they know it or not – is in the emotional transportation business. More and more, success is won by creating compelling stories that have the power to move partners, shareholders, customers, and employees to action. Simply put – if you can’t tell it, you can’t sell it.

“Purposeful storytelling isn’t show business it’s good business.”
– Peter Guber

 

Thriving in a Culture of Risk

The rapid changes reshaping business today require leaders who stay ahead of the curve, embrace uncertainty, overcome FEAR (“False Evidence Appearing Real”), and take informed risks by “flying in the red zone” where failure lurks, but a greater opportunity horizon lies. Peter Guber credits much of his tremendous business success to heeding these navigational stakes.

The new “normal” is that the world is volatile, turbulent, and perpetually uncertain. Achieving success in today’s high-consequence, highly uncertain, and rapidly-changing world requires leaders be adept in living and acting out of their comfort zones. In this environment, impatience is a virtue. And, while there are no guarantees, the search for unique opportunities must be constant and never-ending. Organizations must keep a keen eye for incremental change, but leadership must look for exponential opportunities.

Any business attempting to defend their incumbency by playing it safe and sticking to the status quo will quickly find themselves skunked! In today’s marketplace, they must seize change - drive change - to stay in the game.
“The biggest risk in the business world today is taking no risks…you have to take risks”
– Peter Guber

Speaking Topics:

Related Speakers

John Demartini

John Demartini

Educator

Brian Boyle, Inspiration Speaker

Brian Boyle

Ironman Athlete Tells Tales Of Death to Life; aka Iron Heart

Rich Redmond

Rich Redmond

Drummer for three-time ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Jason Aldean

Bert Jacobs  Speaker

Bert Jacobs

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Optimist of Life is Good

Cary Mullen, Teambuilding Speaker

Cary Mullen

Serial Entrepreneur

Larry Brudnicki, Overcoming Adversity Speaker

Larry Brudnicki

Mike Hoefflinger, speaker

Mike Hoefflinger

Director of Global Business Marketing

Jay Schroeder, Family Speaker

Jay Schroeder

NFL Quarterback Legend and Super Bowl Champion

Sam Richter, Social Intelligence speaker

Sam Richter

Expert on Sales Intelligence and Online Reputation Management

Jim Sterne, Technology Speaker

Jim Sterne

Technology Consultant Speaker

Mitchell Marks, Business Culture Speaker

Mitchell Marks

Leadership

Winnie Sun Speaker

Winnie Sun

Financial Advisor

Reviews

Testimonials

This was my first experience using ESB to locate and secure a keynote speaker for my Corporate event. They were extremely easy to work with a..

AngMar Medical Holdings

"Matt Meyer was really wonderful in assisting me to find the correct keynote speaker for our conference. Jenny Foreman was completely on top ..

The Anchor Group

"As always, Executive Speakers Bureau helped us execute another flawless event. It is always so reassuring to know that you have a team behin..

Texas Hospital Association

"What stands out about the times I have worked with Executive Speakers Bureau is their lightning-fast response time. ESB’s account exec..

Keynote Speaker

"I've worked with Richard and ESB for many years and he's always able to deliver for us. He works hard to meet your speaker goals within the ..

Chem Dry

"Angela is the best!!! I can always count on her honest feedback about speakers. She helps me look like a hero to my company!"

Testimonials | Medtronic | Executive Speakers

"ESB continues to deliver great options for us as we plan our event each year."

Testimonials | Arkansas Heart Hospital | Executive Speakers

“I am banging my head against the wall right now for all the times I have done this without using Executive Speakers Bureau. This ..

Clorox Client

"The conference was an immense hit – we certainly raised the bar in our company on how conferences are planned and executed. You and yo..

Testimonials | Benchmark Global Hospitality | Executive Speakers

"Johnny Cupcakes was a hit last night! Thank you both so much for all of your assistance through this process, it has been such a positi..

Johnny Cupcakes | Testimonials | Executive Speakers
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call to discuss how we can you help find the right speaker(s) for your organization.

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below