Producer & Entrepreneur
As founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, the visionary multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, and new media, Peter Guber is among the most successful executives and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and communications industries. Films he personally produced or executive produced—including Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Gorillas in the Mist, The Witches of Eastwick, Missing, and Flashdance—have resonated with audiences all over the world, earning over $3 billion worldwide and garnering more than 50 Academy Award nominations. Read More >
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There’s no business without show business! If you can’t show “it,” articulate what “it” is, and incite and excite others to viral market “it” for you—no matter what you call “it” in your business—you’ve got a flop. As someone who has had his share of profitable and critically acclaimed successes with such hit films as Batman, Rain Man, Flashdance, and The Kids Are All Right, in addition to owning and managing record-breaking professional Minor League Baseball teams and stadiums, Peter Guber—the current owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers—is in the hit-generating business. Read More >
But his journey hasn’t been without its misses. In a career that’s spanned four decades, Guber has also suffered highly public flops like a professional hockey team where the audience didn’t give a puck, and movies like Bonfire of the Vanities, where people tried to walk out—even when it was shown on planes! Yet, he didn’t surrender; he more than endured; he triumphed.
With this often hilarious, highly entertaining, and always on-point speech, audiences will be energized and motivated by someone with firsthand experience who knows “it ain’t over till it’s over.” Everyone has the power to survive misfortune in their industry and generate sweet success. Read Less ^
How do the most successful companies and leaders generate ideas, unleash the creative talent of their people, move innovative thinking throughout their organization while overcoming resistance, and have an accelerated time to market that leaves competitors in the dust? Read More >
Peter Guber draws from his four decades of successes in the creative industry of entertainment, innovating on all sides of the food chain—from working with creatives to corporate to partners, vendors, and audiences—in addition to leading or investing in cutting-edge early stage companies like Demand Media (where he’s on the Board of Directors) and Geek Chic Daily. He also draws from his experience as reinventing sports teams and stadiums in professional basketball, baseball, and hockey to share first-person stories based on his demonstrated successes to provide the tools to change your Monday.
Be motivated by a masterful storyteller who will ignite and incite the culture of innovation and the tools to execute on it in your organization. Read Less ^
Great storytelling is more than just entertainment; it is a highly powerful and vastly underutilized professional business tool. It is indeed the secret sauce that can propel your success—whether you are an executive, entrepreneur, sales manager, marketing and communications expert, artist, consultant, inventor, human resources professional, or assistant. Read More >
Unfortunately, by the time most people have entered business, stories as professional tools have been dismissed as too soft or suspect and have been replaced by soulless bullets and forgettable data. Yet, only stories and their telling can create the emotional experiences that make the important information embedded in memory, resonant, and actionable.
In this entertaining, enlightening, and informative keynote, Guber shares his methodology of how to employ the power of the oral story to: Read Less ^
The rapid changes reshaping business today requires leaders who stay ahead of the curve, embrace uncertainty, overcome fear (which Peter Guber defines as “False Evidence Appearing Real”), and take informed risks by “flying in the red zone” where failure lurks but a greater opportunity horizon lies. Guber credits much of his tremendous business success in volatile times to heeding these navigational stakes in not one, but five different industries—from blockbuster, critically acclaimed, and award-winning movies like Rain Man, Batman, Gorillas in the Mist, and The Kids Are All Right, to owning among the most successful professional minor league baseball teams and stadiums (and now, as owner and co-executive chairman of the NBA franchise, The Golden State Warriors, is in the process of transforming this team under extremely uncertain conditions) to finding, investing in, and growing cutting-edge new media companies (such as Geek Chic Daily, Mandalay Digital Group, and Demand Media) to locating, developing, and selling highly profitable real estate ventures to holding a professorship at UCLA for more than four decades where his highly popular courses consistently sell out. Read More >
Be engaged by a creative entrepreneur with the demonstrated success to speak from first-person experience on surviving and thriving in uncertain times. Read Less ^
"Anyone seeking to become stronger leaders will benefit from Peter Guber’s unique expertise in the art, craft and magic of story."
"Absolutely fantastic! Anyone at any level will learn how to raise their game through Peter’s MAGIC methodology."
"Peter Guber was amazing – a wonderful way to begin our conference on Tuesday! Everyone enjoyed him tremendously, and we’ve received a lot of positive feedback about his presentation and his humor!"
"You will leave his keynote a better storyteller and a stronger, more effective business person."
"Your words today hit the mark. Journalists are a challenging group to entertain, yet you found a way to inspire them by weaving in empowering stories and life experiences that moved their hearts and minds."
"The JP Morgan clients have not stopped talking about you! They just loved their evening at Paramount with your riveting talk. We used many of your points the next day during our presentations. Thank you for your time, your energy and your wisdom – we were blessed with all three."
"Thank you. Thank you. You’re presentation was equal parts motivational, educational…and entertaining, and judging from the responses we’ve taken in on the conference, you were indeed the hit of the entire three days for our folks!"
"Peter Guber got a standing ovation from our group… they never give speakers standing ovations regardless of how good they are…especially paid speakers."