BCA announces Rich Karlgaard, January 2017 Special Guest Speaker #BCAProud

BCA is very excited to announce Rich Karlgaard, Publisher and Editor-at-large, Forbes, as our guest speaker for the January 2017 BCA Hospitality Breakfast.

Rich is a respected forecaster of how events and upcoming trends-tech, financial markets and especially the impact of Washington politics-will affect business and the economy.

As a respected Global Futurist, Rich will share with us the 

  • Four megatrends that will shape our future
  • Why leaders overestimate change in the short term – and underestimate it in the long run
  • Actionable ideas to “future-proof” your organization.

Rich Karlgaard Full Bio

An Entrepreneur-turned-publisher, columnist, author, television commentator, private investor and board director. Rich offers a unique vantage point on the world affairs-from the 2016 elections to Brexit- driving the business and investment climates. His insights help audiences see the global marketplace with new eyes.

Karlgaard is the publisher of Forbes magazine, where he also writes a biweekly column, “Innovation Rules”, known for its witty and honest assessment of technology trends and current business issues. He’s a regular panelist on cable news’ most popular business show, Forbes on FOX, and is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s op-ed page. A successful entrepreneur and past winner of Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” Karlgaard understands firsthand the difficulties of navigating today’s business climate and the opportunities available to those who have the courage to reach out for them. His assessment of technology trends, U.S. and global economic forces, and current business and political issues gives audiences solid insights they can use to make better business and investment decisions.

With a remarkable ability to connect with audiences, Karlgaard shows his quick mind and even quicker sense of humor during lively, unscripted question and answer periods. Unfailingly gracious, Karlgaard puts forth his insights for others to consider in a way that helps them see the events that are changing their world, and the impacts on business and innovation.

In his book, The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success, Karlgaard shares a surprising third element in addition to visionary strategy and superb execution that’s required to gain the competitive advantage. Karlgaard is also the co-author of Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations.