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Simon O. Sinek (born October 9, 1973) is a British-American author, motivational speaker and marketing consultant. He is the author of four books including the 2009 bestseller Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.[1]

Simon Sinek
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Sinek, TEDx Maastricht 2011
Born (1973-10-09) October 9, 1973 (age 44)
Wimbledon, England
Occupation Author, motivational speaker
Notable works Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

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Early life and educationEdit

Sinek was born in WimbledonEngland and as a child lived in JohannesburgLondon, and Hong Kong before settling in the United States. He graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest in 1991.[2] He studied law at London's City University and received a BA in cultural anthropology from Brandeis University.[3]

CareerEdit

Sinek began his career at the New York ad agencies Euro RSCG and Ogilvy & Mather.[3] He later launched his own business, Sinek Partners.[3] His talk How Great Leaders Inspire Action is listed as the third most popular TED presentation.[4][5] In October 2009, he published his book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. His second book, called Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, appeared on the best seller lists of the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.[3] His third book is called Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration.[6][5] His fourth and latest book is titled Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team which was published in September 2017.[7]

BooksEdit

  • Sinek, Simon (2009). Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. ISBN 978-1591846444. 
  • Sinek, Simon (2014). Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. ISBN 978-1591845324. 
  • Sinek, Simon (2016). Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration. ISBN 978-1591847854. 
  • Sinek, Simon (2017). Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team. ISBN 9781101992982. 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kauflin, Jeff. "The Year's Five Bestselling Leadership Books, And Why They're So Great". Forbes. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  2. ^ International Inspirational Speaker and Author Simon Sinek Returns to NVD, Northern Valley Regional High School District. Accessed February 15, 2013
  3. ^ a b c d Maxwell, Chris (Jan 6, 2017). "Simon Sinek: To grow your business, let go". Director. Retrieved Jan 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ TED (2015-01-05). "The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time". ted.com. Retrieved 2015-01-05. Number 3: Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action 
  5. ^ a b Koji, David (2016-12-08). "An Inspiring Discussion With Simon Sinek About Learning Your 'Why'". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2017-01-12. 
  6. ^ Schawbel, Dan (Sep 13, 2016). "Simon Sinek: Why You Need Other People In Order To Build A Successful Career". Forbes. Retrieved Jan 12, 2017. 
  7. ^ Burnett, Jane (August 23, 2017). "Millennials are telling you why your company stinks but you're not listening: a Q&A with Simon Sinek". Ladders. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 

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